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Inter-American Court of Human Rights Declares Costa Rica’s Ban on In-Vitro Fertilization a Human Rights Violation

Inter-American Court of Human Rights Declares Costa Rica’s Ban on IVF a Human Rights Violation (PRESS RELEASE) Costa Rica’s longstanding ban on in-vitro fertilization—which has barred countless individuals from building their families for almost 12 [...]

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In Pursuit of Justice

In Pursuit of Justice Imagine you go to the hospital or a doctor's office and receive the treatment that you need to stay healthy. On your way out the door, you are given a bill. [...]

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Kenya Broadcasting Corporation: Center files case on unlawful detention

Kenya Broadcasting Corporation: Center files case on unlawful detention "The Center for Reproductive Rights has Friday filed a case before the High Court of Kenya on behalf of two women who were illegally detained in [...]

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International Day of Decriminalization of Abortion: A Look at Nearly Two Decades of Abortion Law Reform

International Day of Decriminalization of Abortion In 2008, Manuela, a 33-year-old mother of two from El Salvador, was convicted of murder and sentenced to 30 years in prison after suffering severe complications giving birth. From the [...]

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Virginia Governor McDonnell’s Anti-Woman Crusade

Virginia Governor McDonnell’s Anti-Woman Crusade Update: The Virginia Board of Health caved under intense political pressure from the state’s governor and attorney general this afternoon. The panel voted to require existing reproductive health care providers [...]

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Time for Action

Brazil: Time for Action In August 2011, the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) struck a blow for women worldwide when it recognized—in the first preventable maternal death case to [...]

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Here’s A Story to Make You Nice and Mad

Here’s A Story to Make You Nice and Mad 07.26.12 - CNN.com is reporting that a pregnant teenager in the Dominican Republic is being denied cancer treatment because of the country's abortion ban. The 16-year-old is [...]

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Salon: Imprisoned for giving birth

Salon: Imprisoned for giving birth By Irin Carmon "Only 43 percent of births in Kenya happen in a health facility (for reference, in 2009, 98.9 percent of births in the U.S. took place in a [...]

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The End of Abortion?

The End of Abortion? A new law threatens to shut down Mississippi's only abortion clinic. CRR fights back with lawsuit. On July 1st, Mississippi becomes the first state in the country with no abortion clinic. [...]

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Philippines: Time to Take Action

Philippines: Time to Take Action The Center for Reproductive Rights is calling on the Philippines—a country with one of the worst human rights records on protecting women's health— to adopt and implement a set of key [...]

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A Call for Action in Kenya

A Call for Action in Kenya On May 3, the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights released an exhaustive report on the state of the country's sexual and reproductive rights. And the Commission stated, in [...]

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Groundbreaking Victory in Oklahoma: Medication Abortion Protected

Today, a court delivered another stinging rebuke to the Oklahoma legislature, striking down the government’s latest attempt to choke off women’s access to reproductive health services—an arbitrary and severe restriction on medication abortion. Judge Donald [...]

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Supreme Court of the State of Oklahoma order on Personhood ballot initiative

On April 30, 2012, the Oklahoma Supreme Court issued a unanimous order stating that Initiative Petition 395 was "clearly unconstitutional," citing Planned Parenthood v. Casey, and could not be added to the state ballot in [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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