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CRR Speaks Before Panel on Contraception as Preventive Care Under Health Reform Law

(PRESS RELEASE) This week, the Center for Reproductive Rights delivered a statement urging an expert panel to include birth control, among the preventive services that it recommends be included to patients at no cost under [...]

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Remarks to the Institute of Medicine Committee on Preventive Services for Women

"My name is Aram Schvey, and I serve as Policy Counsel at the Center for Reproductive Rights. The Center is a global human rights organization that uses constitutional and international human rights law to promote [...]

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Center for Reproductive Rights Testimony before NYC Council on Crisis Pregnancy Centers

Nancy Northup, president of the Center for Reproductive Rights, testified before the New York City Council on November 16, 2010 on the recently introduced bill that will regulate the deceptive practices of pregnancy counseling centers [...]

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CRR Takes FDA Back to Court Over Morning-After Pill

Says Obama FDA is Still Ignoring Science and Playing Games with Women's Health Like Bush FDA (PRESS RELEASE) Today, the Center for Reproductive Rights filed a motion for contempt against the Food and Drug Administration [...]

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Tummino v. Margaret Hamburg: Memo of Law in Support of Plaintiffs Motion for Civil Contempt

Plaintiffs respectfully submit this memorandum of law in support of their motion for civil contempt against Defendant (hereinafter "the FDA") based on the FDA‟s failure to make any meaningful efforts to comply with the portion [...]

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A Closer Look at Reproductive Rights in Moldova

On September 23, 2010, the Center co-hosted a roundtable discussion with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Institute for Human Rights (IDOM) in Chisinau, Moldova on Reproductive Rights: Opportunities and Constraints in the [...]

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Shadow Letter on Nicaragua to the Committee on the Rights of the Child

In September, the Center submitted a shadow letter to the Committee on the Rights of the Child on the situation of sexual and reproductive rights of children and adolescents in Nicaragua.  Nicaragua is reporting to [...]

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Center Named Top Reproductive Rights Non-Profit by Philanthropic Experts

(PRESS RELEASE) The Center for Reproductive Rights is honored to be named one of the top high-impact organizations working on women's reproductive health, rights, and justice by the philanthropic organization Philanthropedia. This year, Philanthropedia surveyed [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

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On ‘Friday Night Lights’, Abortion Stigma Goes Primetime

By Nancy Northup, originally posted on The Nation It's evident just how much of a taboo abortion has become when a television show gets lauded as bold for having a character go through with the [...]

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UN Committee Urges Russia to Fulfill Women’s Rights

During its July session, the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW Committee) issued its Concluding Observations on the Russian Federation 's compliance with its obligations to respect, protect, and fulfill [...]

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The Center Featured in Top 50 Birth Control Blog

"Birth control blogs run the gamut, from educational blogs for teens to religious blogs that are pro-choice or pro-life. Along the way, you might stumble onto blogs that talk about population issues and climate change [...]

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U.N. Calls on Nigeria to Tackle Teens Reproductive Health CRR and WARDC Urge Immediate Action

(PRESS RELEASE) The Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR) and its partners in Nigeria Women Advocates Research and Documentation Centre (WARDC) strongly urged the government of Nigeria to take immediate steps to follow recommendations from the [...]

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Center Puts Pressure on Nigeria to Protect Rights of Children

During its June session, the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child, which monitors states' implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, released its concluding observations on Nigeria's compliance with [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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