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An Open Letter to Michigan Legislators

An Open Letter to Michigan Legislators   Dear Speaker Bolger and Senator Richardville, We strongly urge you to allow Michigan voters to decide whether they support the initiative that would force women to purchase a [...]

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A Human Rights Crisis

Nuestro Texas is a major effort that seeks to mobilize women in Texas’s Rio Grande Valley to fight for their health and human rights. Ida was getting “desperate.” The mother of two had received a [...]

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Ending the Shame

No great leaps in medical technology will ever alter the reality that a certain percentage of pregnancies fail for natural, unavoidable reasons. What can, and what in fact must, change is the care women receive [...]

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Fighting for Women in Ireland

Fighting for Women in Ireland On Nov 13, the Center for Reproductive Rights joined with the Irish organization Doctors for Choice to stand with three women who were forced to leave the country to terminate [...]

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Fact Sheet: A, B and C v. Ireland

In 2005, three women challenged the Irish law on abortion after being forced to travel abroad to obtain an abortion. The Irish law currently only allows abortion when a woman's life is in danger, and [...]

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Unspeakable Cruelty

The Costa Rican government ignored its laws and inflicted brutal suffering on a woman who had every right to a legal abortion. Aurora was on the way to her friend’s house when the bleeding started. [...]

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Mark Ruffalo Speaks Out

Mark Ruffalo Speaks Out Great speech from Mark Ruffalo over the weekend. The actor wrote a letter that was read at an abortion rights rally in Jackson, Mississippi, recounting his mother’s harrowing experience with an [...]

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The Stakes are High

The Stakes are High Maureen, a maternal health advocate in Uganda, lost her young cousin under tragic, but entirely preventable circumstances. The young woman learned that she was pregnant when she was a first year in [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Other Barriers, Contraception, Legal Restrictions,Africa, Uganda,Reporting on Rights,News

Reproductive rights are human rights.

Help us ensure that every government around the world guarantees them.

New Report Highlights 16 Decisions on Reproductive Health and Rights from the Supreme Court of Nepal

New Report Highlights 16 Decisions on Reproductive Health and Rights from the Supreme Court of Nepal “Supreme Court’s Decisions on Reproductive Health and Rights,” launched in June 2013, is the latest publication from the Asia [...]

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47 Pages of Intrusion

Dr. Traci Nauser didn't go to medical school so she could become a reproductive rights activist, and for most of her career she has been able to focus on doing the job she loves: being [...]

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A Sustained Assault

A Sustained Assault There was a time not long ago when those of us dedicated to protecting reproductive freedom viewed the surge in attacks of 2011 as an aberration, an extreme political reaction. But 2012 [...]

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The Scars of Torture

The Scars of Torture After a woman suffers painful and terrifying complications during the last hours of childbirth, the worst is usually over for her. That wasn't the case for Maimuna, one of scores of [...]

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Extremism in Overdrive

Extremism in Overdrive As the director of the Red River Women's Clinic in Fargo, the only reproductive health care provider still offering abortion care in the entire state of North Dakota, Tammi Kromenaker is used [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

Help us ensure that every government around the world guarantees them.