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Center Spotlight: Jennifer Jacoby Talks U.S. Maternal Health

Jennifer Jacoby is well-versed in racial bias in the U.S. maternal health care system and the unconscionably poor health outcomes that result from that bias. Guiding her each day, she says, are some stark and [...]

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The Right to Life Under International Human Rights Law

The UN Human Rights Committee, which monitors state compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, ratified by 173 countries, issued a General Comment to states on the interpretation of Article 6 of [...]

Abortion, Maternal Health,United Nations,At the United Nations,Documents

Leading on Normative Development at the UN Human Rights Council

The Center extensively engages at the Human Rights Council to amplify the voices and priorities of our national partners at the global level and to ensure that the strongest human rights standards, including those pertaining [...]

Abortion, Maternal Health,United Nations,At the United Nations,Documents

Challenge to the Affordable Care Act at the U.S. Supreme Court Could End Health Care for Millions

Case Could Have Devastating Impact on Access to Reproductive Health Care On November 10, the United States Supreme Court heard argument in a case that could end health care coverage in the middle of a [...]

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Submission to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Briefing on Maternal Health Disparities

The Center's written testimony to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, submitted Nov. 13, 2020, discusses the real-life impacts of racial bias and discrimination in U.S. maternal health care; describes the U.S. government’s obligations to [...]

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Joint submission to the Constitutional Court of Romania regarding the constitutionality of Article 7(1)(e) of Law 87/2020

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Issue Brief: U.S. Government Exploits COVID-19 to Mistreat Pregnant Immigrants and Asylum Seekers

A new issue brief from the Center for Reproductive Rights and partner organizations details how the U.S. government has exploited the COVID-19 pandemic to eviscerate humanitarian and human rights protections for immigrants and people seeking [...]

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Pregnant Immigrants and Asylum Seekers During COVID-19: U.S. Government Abuses at the Border and Beyond

This issue brief outlines evidence of the mistreatment of pregnant immigrants and people seeking asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border and in U.S. immigration detention, and discusses how existing policies have created the conditions for escalating [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

The COVID-19 Pandemic is Exacerbating a Human Rights Crisis in Maternal Health

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On the 10th Anniversary of Kenya’s Constitution, Center Report Urges Government to Enforce Abortion Rights Protections

Each year in Kenya, more than 2,500 women and girls die from unsafe abortions—despite the fact that the government legalized abortion under specific circumstances a decade ago in its Constitution. Currently, unsafe abortions are a [...]

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A Decade of Existence: Revealing Progress, Reversals, and Betrayal of a National Compromise

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Center Advocacy Efforts Will Help Improve Maternal Health in Georgia

Law Enacted to Extend Postpartum Medicaid Coverage Aims to Reduce Maternal Mortality, Racial Disparity Advocacy efforts by the Center for Reproductive Rights and its partners helped lead to the enactment of a new law in [...]

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The Center Releases New Report on Sexual and Reproductive Rights in Nigerian Conflict Zones

Since 2018, the Center for Reproductive Rights and its partners at the Legal Defence and Assistance Project (LEDAP) have studied and documented the effects of the Boko Haram conflict on the sexual and reproductive health [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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