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Philippines Passes Reproductive Health Bill that Guarantees Access to Modern Contraceptives

Philippines Passes Reproductive Health Bill that Guarantees Access to Modern Contraceptives A reproductive health bill that has been in the making for more than a decade was passed in both the Philippines House of Representatives [...]

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Gov. Ricky Perry’s Abortion Obsession

Gov. Ricky Perry’s Abortion Obsession Texas has some of the most abysmal reproductive health indicators in the U.S. It ranks #4 in highest teenage pregnancy rates, yet Texas still chose to slash the budget for [...]

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Anti-choice License Plate Suspended

Anti-choice License Plate Suspended A federal court halted North Carolina's offering of an anti-choice license plate to state drivers, according to a story in the Fayetteville Observer: "This court concludes ... that the state's offering [...]

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Wall Street Journal: Abortion Clinic Presses to Stay Open

Wall Street Journal: Abortion Clinic Presses to Stay Open By Cameron McWhirter "Mississippi's only abortion clinic says it won't be able to meet a requirement of a new state law that tightens regulations for abortion [...]

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People in need of protection

People in need of protection That is where the passion and commitment of human rights defenders lies. They safeguard people of certain races or ethnicities, women, sexual minorities—all of whom have faced violations of their [...]

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Associated Press: Oklahoma Abortion Laws Unconstitutional, State Supreme Court Rules

Associated Press: Okla. Abortion Laws Unconstitutional, State Supreme Court Rules By Tim Talley "Oklahoma laws requiring women seeking abortions to have an ultrasound image placed in front of them while they hear a description of [...]

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Ireland’s Abortion Law: Lives At Risk

Ireland’s Abortion Law: Lives At Risk Last month, Savita Halapannavar arrived at Galway Hospital 17 weeks into her pregnancy and suffering from severe back pains. Doctors informed her that she was having a miscarriage, and then, over [...]

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RH Reality Check: Silence and Denial Don’t Work: Ireland, Malta, the European Union and the Lessons of Savita’s Death

RH Reality Check: Silence and Denial Don't Work: Ireland, Malta, the European Union and the Lessons of Savita's Death by Johanna Westeson, Regional Director for Europe at the Center for Reproductive Rights Much has been [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

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Abortion Pill: Keeping Women Safe in Iowa

Abortion Pill: Keeping Women Safe in Iowa Across the country, anti-choice legislators have tried to choke off access to medication abortion, especially its use through telemedicine. They have falsely claimed that their intent is to [...]

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Texas At It Again

Texas At It Again This week, elected officials in Texas began pre-filing some of the bills they hope to pass during the 2013 legislative session. A pre-filing certainly doesn't guarantee that a law will pass, [...]

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European Court of Human Rights Issues Judgment in Z v. Poland

European Court of Human Rights Issues Judgment in Z v. Poland This week the European Court of Human Rights issued a disappointing judgment in Z v. Poland, a case brought by a mother, known as [...]

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DailyBeast: Martha Plimpton on Women’s Rights, Sandra Fluke, and Organization A is For

DailyBeast: Martha Plimpton on Women’s Rights, Sandra Fluke, and Organization A is For By Martha Plimpton “…[B]ack in February of this year, a young woman named Sandra Fluke was invited to testify before Rep. Darrel [...]

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The world became a better place

The world became a better place by Johanna Westeson, Regional Director for Europe at the Center for Reproductive Rights In a notorious case a 14-year-old Polish woman was repeatedly denied abortion after having been raped. [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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