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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

The CEDAW Committee Urges States to Protect and Promote Sexual and Reproductive Rights

In July 2011, the Committee for the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW Committee) urged the governments of Nepal, Costa Rica, and Zambia to improve their record on reproductive rights. The Center for Reproductive Rights, [...]

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Shadow letter to CEDAW on the state of reproductive and sexual health and rights in Costa Rica

On May 25, 2011, the Center for Reproductive Rights, the Asociación Colectiva por el Derecho a Decidir, the Centro de Investigación y Promoción para América Central de Derechos Humanos, Law Students for Reproductive Justice of [...]

Contraception, Emergency Contraception, Discriminatory Policies, Right to Care, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care,Latin America & Caribbean, Costa Rica,At the United Nations,Documents

Shadow letter to CEDAW on the status of reproductive and sexual health and rights in Zambia

On May 26, 2011, the Center for Reproductive Rights submitted a shadow letter to the 49th session of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women on the status of reproductive and sexual health [...]

Contraception, Emergency Contraception, Discriminatory Policies, Right to Care, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care,Africa, Zambia,At the United Nations,Documents

Shadow letter to CEDAW on the rights of women and girls in Nepal

On June 7, 2011, the Center for Reproductive Rights, Justice for All, and the Women's Reproductive Rights Program of the Centre for Agro-Ecology and Development submitted a shadow letter to the 49th session of the [...]

Contraception, Emergency Contraception, Discriminatory Policies, Right to Care, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care,Asia, Nepal,At the United Nations,Documents

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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New FDA Denial Holds Emergency Contraceptives to Unfair Standard, says Center for Reproductive Rights

(PRESS RELEASE) Late today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) denied the Center for Reproductive Rights’ 2001 Citizen Petition to make levonorgestrel-based emergency contraception available over the counter to women of all ages on [...]

Contraception, Emergency Contraception,United States,In the Courts, Engaging Policymakers, In Washington D.C.

CRR Responds to President Obama’s Comments on Recent Rejection of Plan B One-Step for Over-the-Counter Sale without Age Restriction

(PRESS RELEASE) Center for Reproductive Rights President and CEO Nancy Northup again accused the Obama Administration of playing politics with women's health today following President Obama's remarks suggesting that sales of emergency contraceptives should continue [...]

Contraception, Emergency Contraception,United States,Engaging Policymakers, In Washington D.C.

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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CRR Blasts Health and Human Services Secretary’s Intervention to Block FDA Approval of Plan B One-Step for Over-the-Counter, All-Ages Use

(PRESS RELEASE) The Center for Reproductive Rights strongly criticizes U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius' decision to intervene and block the Food and Drug Administration's expected approval of emergency contraceptive Plan [...]

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Center’s shadow letter to the ESCR Committee on Ecuador

The Center for Reproductive Rights submitted a shadow letter for the review of Ecuador to the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) during its 47th Session in December 2011. The letter discusses the [...]

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Mississippi Rejects Dangerous Personhood Amendment

(PRESS RELEASE) Closing the door to massive infringements on women’s reproductive rights in Mississippi, voters in the state rejected today an extreme and dangerous “personhood” measure which would have amended the state’s constitution to define [...]

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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.  [...]

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World Contraception Day 2011

              Around the world, the unmet need for safe and effective contraceptive services is staggering: Roughly 215 million women in developing countries rely on traditional contraceptive methods with high [...]

Contraception, Emergency Contraception,Asia, Philippines, Europe, Slovakia, United States, Accountability Bodies, European Human Rights System, United Nations,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World, Reporting on Rights,News

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

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