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The Center for Reproductive Rights Denounces Arrest of Pregnant Schoolgirls in Tanzania

The Center for Reproductive Rights Denounces Arrest of Pregnant Schoolgirls in Tanzania The Center for Reproductive Rights Denounces Arrest of Pregnant Schoolgirls in Tanzania (PRESS RELEASE) Five schoolgirls who became pregnant and their parents were [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care, Coercive Policies, Maternal Mortality,Africa, Tanzania,In the Courts,News

Salvadoran Teenager Wrongfully Sentenced To 30 Years In Prison For Experiencing Pregnancy Complications

Salvadoran Teenager Wrongfully Sentenced To 30 Years In Prison For Experiencing Pregnancy Complications (PRESS RELEASE) This week a nineteen-year old Salvadoran rape survivor who became pregnant and suffered a stillbirth was sentenced to 30 years [...]

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Honduras Reinforces Total Abortion Ban

Honduras Reinforces Total Abortion Ban (PRESS RELEASE) The Honduran Congress halted a historic opportunity to reform the country’s total abortion ban. On Thursday, Congress refused to amend the abortion law in adopting a new penal [...]

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Inter-American Commission On Human Rights Opens Case Involving Salvadoran Woman Wrongfully Imprisoned

Inter-American Commission On Human Rights Opens Case Involving Salvadoran Woman Wrongfully Imprisoned (PRESS RELEASE) The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR)—a principal human rights body for the Americas—announced it will hear the case of Manuela, [...]

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21 Members Of Congress Call On El Salvador To Decriminalize Abortion

21 Members Of Congress Call On El Salvador To Decriminalize Abortion (PRESS RELEASE) Today Representatives Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Norma J. Torres delivered a letter from 21 Members of Congress, including House Foreign Affairs Committee [...]

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Salvadoran Woman Wrongfully Imprisoned After Miscarriage Granted Asylum

Salvadoran Woman Wrongfully Imprisoned After Miscarriage Granted Asylum (PRESS RELEASE) This week the Swedish Migration Agency granted asylum to Maria Teresa, a Salvadoran woman wrongfully imprisoned after a miscarriage who was absolved and released in [...]

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Human Rights Organizations Condemn Perú for Ending Criminal Investigation into Mass Forced Sterilization

Human Rights Organizations Condemn Perú for Ending Criminal Investigation into Mass Forced Sterilization Center for Reproductive Rights calls out state for failing to comply with its obligations before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (PRESS [...]

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Organizations in several countries reject decision of the Colombian Constitutional Court allowing for sterilization of minors with disabilities without their consent

Organizations in several countries reject decision of the Colombian Constitutional Court allowing for sterilization of m (PRESS RELEASE)  On March 11th, the Colombian Constitutional Court validated the practice of surgical sterilization of minors with intellectual [...]

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Perú Ends Criminal Investigation into Mass Forced Sterilizations

Perú Ends Criminal Investigation into Mass Forced Sterilizations Center for Reproductive Rights calls out state for failing to comply with its obligations before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (PRESS RELEASE) Peruvian prosecutors have closed [...]

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Access to EC in Latin America Takes Center Stage at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

Access to EC in Latin America Takes Center Stage at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Center for Reproductive Rights Participates In Public Hearing Addressing Restrictions on Emergency Contraception at the 149th Period of Sessions [...]

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High Court in Colombia Refuses to Outlaw “Morning-After Pill”

Council of State of Colombia Rules that Drug Doesn't Violate Right to Life NEW YORK -- Today, the Center for Reproductive Rights applauded a decision by Colombia's highest administrative court not to deny women legal [...]

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Center for Reproductive Rights Denounces Chilean Constitutional Tribunal’s Decision to Ban Distribution of “Morning-after Pill” in Public Facilities

"This ban treats women in Chile as second-class citizens by inhibiting their options and their ability to decide whether and when to have children. It is yet another abhorrent example of religiously motivated judges holding [...]

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Young Mexican Rape Victim Speaks Out on Her 18th Birthday, Urging the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to Formally Admit Her Case

Today, with the support of international human rights groups, Paulina, a young rape victim from Mexico, is asking the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to formally admit her legal petition so that negotiations can begin [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Contraception, Emergency Contraception, Legal Restrictions,Latin America & Caribbean, Mexico, Accountability Bodies, Inter-American Human Rights System,In the Courts,News

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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