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Fact Sheet: The Global Gag Rule and Human Rights

Under the Global Gag Rule, the U.S. is turning its back on the human rights of women and girls around the world. Denying access to abortion does not stop women and girls from seeking abortion [...]

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Annual Report 2017

As we mark our 25th anniversary, the Center for Reproductive Rights celebrates the trails we have blazed and the progress we have made toward building a world where reproductive rights are recognized and respected as [...]

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Standing Up for Reproductive Rights: A Look Back at the 114th Congress

            Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or to lose. I am resolved that we shall win the tomorrows before us. -President Lyndon B. [...]

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Federal Policy Agenda 2017-2018

Intended as a resource for Congress, as well as our allies and supporters, our 2017–2018 federal policy agenda identifies harmful policies we oppose as well as proactive legislative priorities that would defend against serious threats [...]

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Annual Report 2011-2012

Twenty years ago, the Center for Reproductive Rights was founded to advance a vision of equality, autonomy, and dignity for all women worldwide, based on the bedrock principle that reproductive rights are human rights. Today [...]

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Proposed Global Gag Rule Threatens Women’s Health and Lives; Undermines Democratic Values

The House of Representatives-proposed Foreign Relations Authorization Act of 2012 would reinstate a failed Bush-era policy -- the "Global Gag Rule" -- that would silence overseas community groups and health experts, preventing them from discussing [...]

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House Budget Bill Would Strip 60,000 Low-Income Women in the District of Columbia of Access to Abortion Services

The draft budget bill (H.R. 1) passed by the House of Representatives would overrule the decision of 400,000-plus voters in the District of Columbia to fund medically necessary abortions for low-income women. The bill would [...]

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New Abortion Ban Bill Would Deny Abortion Coverage to Millions of Women and Allow Healthcare Providers to Deny Life-Saving Care to Women in Emergencies

On January 20, 2011, Representative Joe Pitts (R-PA) introduced an extreme anti-choice bill for consideration by Congress.  Subsequently, on February 3, 2011, Rep. Pitts made public a revised bill.  Key problems with the bill include: [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

A Bait-and-Switch Attack on Reproductive Health: Radical New Anti-Choice Bill Would Deny Insurance Coverage to Millions of Women

On January 20, 2011, Rep. Chris Smith (R.-NJ) introduced extreme anti-choice legislation for consideration by Congress. While it is misleadingly called the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act” (H.R. 3), current law already imposes punishing [...]

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Reproductive Rights are Human Rights (Russian Edition)

Download the Russian edition of Reproductive Rights are Human Rights below. Права-это-Правa.pdf

Abortion, Anti-Choice Harassment, Legal Protections, Contraception, Legal Protections, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care, Maternal Mortality,Europe, Russia, Accountability Bodies, Inter-American Human Rights System, European Human Rights System, United Nations,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World, Reporting on Rights,Publications

Dignity Denied: Download Report

Women account for roughly 50% of the 33.4 million people living with HIV/AIDS worldwide. Although the total percentage of women living with HIV/AIDS has stabilized in the last few years, individual countries, including Chile, continue [...]

Abortion, Anti-Choice Harassment, Legal Restrictions, Biased Information, Censorship, HIV/AIDS, Discriminatory Policies, Right to Care, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care, Coercive Policies, Maternal Mortality,Latin America & Caribbean, Chile, Accountability Bodies, Inter-American Human Rights System,In the Courts, Engaging Policymakers, In the States (USA), Reporting on Rights,Publications

Download Report: Forsaken Lives

Criminal bans on abortion are harmful not only to women but also undermine entire health systems. The report, Forsaken Lives: The Harmful Impact of the Philippine Criminal Abortion Ban, documents the experiences of women in [...]

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Reproductive Rights are Human Rights 2009

Women's reproductive rights are essential to realizing a wide range of fundamental human rights. In particular, women's lives, liberty and security, heath, autonomy, privacy, equality and non-discrimination and education, among others, cannot be protected without [...]

Abortion, Anti-Choice Harassment, Legal Protections, Adolescent SRHR, Contraception, Legal Protections, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care, Maternal Mortality,Accountability Bodies, African Human Rights System, Inter-American Human Rights System, European Human Rights System, United Nations,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World, Reporting on Rights,Publications

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

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