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Journey to Justice

Journey to Justice Fifteen years after being denied an abortion, a Peruvian woman is paid reparations by the government in a landmark human rights victory. Last week one of our clients, a woman known as [...]

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State of the States

State of the States A daunting 47 new anti-choice restrictions were enacted in the U.S. this year. Advocates are pushing back by advancing proactive laws that protect women’s health. With the recent clinic attack in [...]

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They Almost Killed Me

They Almost Killed Me A Salvadoran woman testifies about the abuse she suffered in jail after being imprisoned for having a miscarriage. And the Center fights back. When Cristina Quintanilla spoke into the microphone at [...]

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Mandatory Waiting Periods and Biased Counseling Requirements in Central and Eastern Europe: Restricting Access to Abortion, Undermining Human Rights and Reinforcing Harmful Gender Stereotypes

Across Central and Eastern European countries, women’s access to abortion services is increasingly threatened by the introduction of regressive legal and policy measures that impose mandatory waiting periods and biased counseling and information requirements prior [...]

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A Crucial Option

A Crucial Option Medication abortion is safe, legal, and capable of revolutionizing reproductive health care. American women have been using legal medication abortion—an early abortion method that involves taking oral medication rather than having a [...]

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Beating Back the Bans

Beating Back the Bans Pre-viability bans on abortion are unconstitutional, unconscionable, and unwarranted. Knowing why is key to defeating them. Instead of improving women’s health in any manner, laws that ban abortion at 20 weeks [...]

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Litigation: Protect the Right to Abortion Care

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Black Mamas Matter

African American women are nearly four times more likely to die in childbirth than white women. Without healthy black mothers, there cannot be healthy black families and communities. “I was hurting so bad I didn't [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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Accountability for Discrimination Against Women in the Philippines: Key Findings and Recommendations from the CEDAW Committee’s Special Inquiry on Reproductive Rights

A 2007 report by the Center documenting human rights violations associated with Executive Order 003 became the basis for a special inquiry convened by the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women [...]

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Trends to Watch

Trends to Watch It’s mid-2015. Do you know where your reproductive rights are? A new briefing explains. In just the first six months of 2015, three separate anti-choice bills arrived on the desk of Montana [...]

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A Vision of Health

A Vision of Health Many of the nation’s top reproductive rights voices convened in Washington, DC, to nourish our shared vision of reproductive health policy for the future. The audience clusters attentively around her as [...]

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Without a Prescription

Over-the-counter birth control. It’s a great idea in theory. But how do we get there? On the first day of her first year in college, Savannah remembers feeling “extremely uneasy”—and it wasn’t just freshman jitters [...]

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The Waiting Game

Mandatory delays for abortion care hurt women. Yet they’ve become a popular weapon in the anti-choice assault on reproductive rights. Faith is a nurse from San Antonio, Texas. She has a full life—a challenging job, [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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