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Center for Reproductive Rights Implores the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to Address the Extent to Which El Salvador’s Absolute Abortion Law Criminalizes Women

CRR Implores Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to Address El Salvador's Absolute Abortion Ban (PRESS RELEASE) This week the Center for Reproductive Rights along with local Salvadoran organization Agrupación Ciudadana por la Despenalización del Aborto [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Other Barriers, Contraception, Emergency Contraception, Legal Restrictions, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care,Latin America & Caribbean, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Accountability Bodies, Inter-American Human Rights System,At the United Nations, Reporting on Rights,Uncategorized

Inter-American Court of Human Rights Hears Challenge to Costa Rica’s In-Vitro Fertilization Ban; Ruling Will Have Broad Consequences for Reproductive Rights Throughout Latin America

Inter-American Court of Human Rights Hears Challenge to Costa Rica’s In-Vitro Fertilization Ban (PRESS RELEASE) In a case that will affect the ability of women and families throughout Latin America and the Caribbean to make [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Other Barriers, Contraception, Emergency Contraception, Legal Restrictions, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care,Latin America & Caribbean, Costa Rica, Accountability Bodies, Inter-American Human Rights System,At the United Nations, Reporting on Rights,Uncategorized

Colombia: The Right to True and Accurate Information

Colombia: The Right to True and Accurate Information A decision is expected at any time on a Colombian Constitutional Court case revolving around women's fundamental right to information on sexual and reproductive health care. Back [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Other Barriers, Biased Information, Censorship, Contraception, Emergency Contraception, Legal Restrictions, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care, Medical Education,Latin America & Caribbean, Colombia,In the Courts,Uncategorized

Oklahoma Supreme Court Rules “Personhood” Initiative “Clearly Unconstitutional”

Oklahoma Supreme Court Rules “Personhood” Initiative “Clearly Unconstitutional” Ballot initiative aimed to ban abortion, ban most contraception, and threaten fertility treatments (PRESS RELEASE) The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled unanimously today that a proposed ballot initiative [...]

Abortion, Legal Protections, Contraception, Emergency Contraception, Legal Protections,United States,In the Courts,Uncategorized

Center for Reproductive Rights Launches Legal Challenge to Keep Abortion and Contraception Ban Off Oklahoma Ballot

Center for Reproductive Rights Launches Legal Challenge to Keep Abortion and Contraception Ban Off Oklahoma Ballot Ballot initiative also threatens fertility treatments and medical care for pregnant women (PRESS RELEASE) Oklahoma’s proposed ballot initiative to [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Other Barriers, Contraception, Emergency Contraception, Legal Restrictions,United States,In the Courts,Uncategorized

Honduras Supreme Court Upholds Absolute Ban on Emergency Contraception, Opens Door to Criminalize Women and Medical Professionals

(PRESS RELEASE) The Honduras Supreme Court has upheld the country’s absolute ban on emergency contraception, which would criminalize the sale, distribution, and use of  the “morning-after pill” — imposing punishment for offenders equal to that [...]

Legal Restrictions, Other Barriers, Contraception, Emergency Contraception, Legal Restrictions,Latin America & Caribbean,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Uncategorized

Center for Reproductive Rights Reopens Lawsuit Against FDA Restrictions on Emergency Contraception

Center requests addition of HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius as defendant, seeks immediate and unrestricted OTC status (PRESS RELEASE) Seeking immediate relief that would allow emergency contraception over-the-counter access for women of all ages, today the [...]

Abortion, Definitions, Legal Restrictions, Other Barriers, Contraception, Emergency Contraception, Legal Restrictions,United States,In the Courts,Uncategorized

Jezebel: Revived Lawsuit Could Be Key To Overturning Plan B Decision

By Margaret Hartmann "Though Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius overruled the FDA's recommendation to give everyone access to Plan B without a prescription, the battle to make the drug more widely available for [...]

Legal Restrictions, Contraception, Emergency Contraception, Legal Restrictions,United States,In the Courts,Uncategorized

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

Center for Reproductive Rights Prepares New Legal Challenge to Lift FDA Restrictions on Emergency Contraception

Center will reopen its 2005 lawsuit against FDA and add HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius as a defendant in the case (PRESS RELEASE) The Center for Reproductive Rights announced today it will reopen its 2005 lawsuit [...]

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The Hill: Administration should deny bishops’ request for a veto over women’s healthcare

By Aram Schvey, policy counsel for foreign policy and human rights, Center for Reproductive Rights You don’t ask a vegetarian where to get a great prime rib, or a teetotaler for a single-malt scotch recommendation.  [...]

Legal Restrictions, Contraception, Emergency Contraception, Legal Restrictions, Funding for Reproductive Healthcare, Right to Care, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care, Maternal Mortality,United States,Engaging Policymakers, In Washington D.C.,Uncategorized

New Hungarian Constitution Puts Reproductive Rights at Risk

On April 18th the Hungarian parliament passed a new constitution by a vote of 262 to 44, with 1 abstention. The new constitution contains numerous discriminatory and problematic provisions that have been criticized by civil [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Contraception, Emergency Contraception, Legal Restrictions,Europe, Hungary,Uncategorized

Feminists for Choice: Why is the FDA Stalling Plan B Access?

By Ian Vandewalker, Legal Fellow with U.S. Legal Program at the Center for Reproductive Rights Today's guest post comes to us from Ian Vandewalker, a Legal Fellow with the U.S. Legal Program at the Center [...]

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Plan B Over-the-Counter Application is Filed, But CRR Says FDA has Enough Evidence

(PRESS RELEASE) Teva, the manufacturer of the emergency contraceptive Plan B, announced that they filed an over-the-counter application for Plan B One-Step with the Food and Drug Administration this week. The application requests that the agency make the [...]

Abortion, Anti-Choice Harassment, Legal Restrictions, Adolescent SRHR, Contraception, Emergency Contraception, Legal Restrictions,United States,In the Courts, Engaging Policymakers, In the States (USA),Uncategorized

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

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