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The Human Rights Committee Urges Malawi to Safeguard Sexual and Reproductive Rights

In July 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Committee (the Committee), which monitors states’ implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, released its concluding observations on Malawi, urging the government to take [...]

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Fundamentally Wrong-headed

Fundamentally Wrong-headed Center for Reproductive Rights President and CEO Nancy Northup did a round of press interviews following the shocking U.S. Supreme Court decision in the case Burwell v. Hobby Lobby. In a 5-4 decision [...]

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U.S.-born Girls Face “Vacation Cutting”

U.S.-born Girls Face “Vacation Cutting” The practice of genital mutilation, while deeply embedded in a number of African and Middle Eastern cultures, has been banned in the United States for almost 20 years. However, as [...]

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San Francisco Board of Supervisors Calls for Expanded Access to Safe, Legal Reproductive Health Care

San Francisco Board of Supervisors Calls for Expanded Access to Safe, Legal Reproductive Health Care Municipal resolution declares February “Women, Girls, and Transgender Women’s Health Month,” calls for passage of federal Women’s Health Protection Act [...]

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Oklahoma EC Law Thrown Out of Court

Oklahoma EC Law Thrown Out of Court An Oklahoma state court judge threw out a recently passed law that tried to reinstate unnecessary governmental barriers to emergency contraception. The restrictions required prescriptions for those under [...]

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Oklahoma Judge: Restrictions on Emergency Contraception Violate State Constitution

Oklahoma Judge: Restrictions on Emergency Contraception Violate State Constitution Oklahoma women will continue to have same access to safe and effective emergency contraception as other women across the U.S. (PRESS RELEASE) Late yesterday, an Oklahoma [...]

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The State of the States 2013

The State of the States 2013 The Landscape of Abortion Restrictions Passed in 2013 Over the past year, we have had to double the size of our team of attorneys and experts who track state [...]

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