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Manila City Denounced for Contraception Ban

The Center applauds the Philippine Commission on Human Rights (PCHR) for its strong statement calling for the revocation of Manila City's ban on contraception, categorizing it as in violation of human rights obligations, and urging [...]

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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

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New York Times: Contraception and Poverty

Letters to the International Herald Tribune Regarding "Church and state in Manila" by Philip Bowring (Views, Oct. 22): While the Catholic Church battles secular society in the Philippines, it's important to remember that a woman's [...]

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Abortion Opponents Undercut Council of Europe Resolution on Conscientious Objection

(PRESS RELEASE) Today, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) undercut a resolution intended to regulate the use of conscientious objection by reproductive healthcare providers. The resolution did not pass as proposed and [...]

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New Report Links Philippines Abortion Law to Human Rights Abuses

(PRESS RELEASE) Today, the Center for Reproductive Rights released the first comprehensive human rights report on the impact of the Philippines' criminal ban on abortion. Through interviews and legal analysis, Forsaken Lives: The Harmful Impact [...]

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Associated Press: Rights group slams Philippine abortion ban

By Teresa Cerojano "A U.S.-based rights group urged the Philippines on Monday to reform a tough anti-abortion law that it says has spawned widespread underground procedures that kill about 1,000 women each year in the [...]

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New York Times: Rights Group Denounces Illegality of Abortion in Philippines

By Carlos H. Conde "A new study of abortion in the Philippines denounces the government for keeping it illegal, causing what the authors describe as a 'human rights crisis' that victimizes tens of thousands of [...]

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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.

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

Washington Post: Should church control health care?

By Nancy Northup - On Faith guest voice Opinion pages of U.S. newspapers lambasted a decision by St. Joseph's Hospital, a Catholic institution in Phoenix, over the excommunication and demotion of a nun. Sister Margaret [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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