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EU Parliament Fails to Back Women’s Rights

EU Parliament Fails to Back Women’s Rights An anti-choice alliance within the European Parliament narrowly voted last week to shelve a report that put reproductive rights on the same level as human rights, arguing that [...]

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European Parliament Rejects Resolution on Sexual and Reproductive Rights

European Parliament Rejects Resolution on Sexual and Reproductive Rights (PRESS RELEASE) By a margin of seven votes, the European Parliament rejected a resolution today that called for access to safe and legal abortion, contraceptive services, [...]

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New U.N. Report Links Adolescent Pregnancy to Human Rights Failures, Calls on States to Address Range of Contributing Issues

U.N. Report Links Adolescent Pregnancy to Human Rights Failures, Calls on States to Address Contributing Issues (PRESS RELEASE) The Center for Reproductive Rights commended the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) today for linking adolescent pregnancy [...]

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Joint submission to the European Committee of Social Rights regarding Fédération des Associations Familiales Catholiques en Europe (FAFCE) v. Sweden (Complaint No. 99/2013)

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Access to EC in Latin America Takes Center Stage at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

Access to EC in Latin America Takes Center Stage at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Center for Reproductive Rights Participates In Public Hearing Addressing Restrictions on Emergency Contraception at the 149th Period of Sessions [...]

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United Nations: Women Living in War-Torn Countries Need Comprehensive Reproductive Health Services

UN: Women Living in War-Torn Countries Need Comprehensive Reproductive Health Services U.N. Security Council and CEDAW Committee Address Lack of Essential Health Care for Women Living in Conflict (PRESS RELEASE) Acknowledging the devastating impact of [...]

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European Parliament Postpones Vote For Report on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

European Parliament Delays Adoption of Reproductive Health Report (PRESS RELEASE) In a 351 to 319 vote Tuesday, members of the European Parliament delayed the adoption of a report calling on all European Union members to [...]

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Fact Sheet: Access to Contraceptives in the European Union

States are obligated under international law to provide women access to a full range of contraceptives and contraceptive information. Most countries in the European Union include affordable contraceptives and contraceptive information in their public health [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

Federal Judge Publicly Rebukes U.S. Department of Justice at Court Hearing

U.S. District Court Judge Edward Korman publicly rebuked the arguments from attorneys from the U.S. Department of Justice at a federal court hearing, likening the age restrictions and I.D. requirements for emergency contraception to voter suppression and [...]

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The Worst Broken Record

After a decade-long battle led by the Center for Reproductive Rights, in June this year the US Food and Drug Administration finally approved the emergency contraceptive Plan B One-Step for over-the-counter sale. Like clockwork, Oklahoma, [...]

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State Judge Blocks Okla. Emergency Contraception Restrictions

State Judge Blocks Okla. Emergency Contraception Restrictions Plan B One-Step can remain on pharmacy, grocery store shelves without restriction pending outcome of Center for Reproductive Rights lawsuit (PRESS RELEASE) A state judge ruled today that [...]

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Tummino v. Hamburg

This case challenges the arbitrary decision of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to restrict access to emergency contraception (EC). Filing date: 01/21/2005, Re-opened 2/15/2012 Plaintiff(s): Annie Tummino, Erin T. Mahoney, Carol GiardinaKelly Mangan, [...]

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Oklahoma Coalition for Reproductive Justice, et al. v. Oklahoma State Board of Pharmacy, et al.

The Center is challenging an Oklahoma law that unconstitutionally restricts adults and teens’ access to over-the-counter emergency contraceptives, by requiring adult women to show ID to a pharmacist to buy them, and teens under 17 [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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