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UN Looks at U.S. Healthcare Through a Different Lens

By Cynthia Soohoo, Originally published in RH Reality Check 12.8.10 - After the midterm elections, Republican leaders are claiming a mandate to undo healthcare reform. Last Friday, there was an opportunity to look at healthcare [...]

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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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Letter to Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Re: Costa Rican IVF Ban

The Costa Rican media recently reported1 that the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights communicated report No. 85/10, the preliminary report for Case 12.361, to Costa Rica on August 23, 2010. This report establishes that decision [...]

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CRR in the Field: Payal Shah

Since 1992, the Center's innovative legal work has fundamentally transformed the landscape of reproductive health and rights worldwide, and has already strengthened laws and policies in more than 50 countries. CRR in the Field is [...]

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Celebrating World Contraception Day

Did you know that the average U.S. woman who wants two children will spend five years pregnant, or trying to get pregnant, and 30 years trying to avoid pregnancy? Or that 215 million women worldwide [...]

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Center Urges International Community to Utilize MDGs to Advance Human Rights

As world leaders gather in New York for the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) Summit from September 20-22, the Center for Reproductive Rights is urging leaders to fully incorporate human rights into efforts to achieve the [...]

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A First Look Back at the 2010 State Legislative Session

Every year, anti-choice state legislators propose measures intended to restrict women's access to abortion, including mandatory delays, biased counseling provisions and other burdensome and unnecessary requirements. On average, more than six hundred bills are proposed [...]

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Crisis Pregnancy Centers: Denying Women Accurate Information About Pregnancy Options

Anti-choice groups have set up facilities all over the country with names like "crisis pregnancy centers" (CPCs), "pregnancy resource centers," or "pregnancy help centers." These facilities do not offer abortions, abortion referrals, or unbiased options [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

Veto Letter to FL Governor Crist: Legislative Bill 1143

Dear Governor Crist, The Center for Reproductive Rights opposes House Bill 1143 and strongly urges you to veto this measure. House Bill 1143 would enact one of the most extreme ultrasound laws proposed in the [...]

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Statement to ECOSOC: Maternal Mortality and the MDGs (PDF)

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Letter to President Barack Obama: Family Planning and Contraception Are Essential to Maternal and Child Health

Dear President Obama: I am writing as a representative of the Center for Reproductive Rights (the Center), an international non-governmental organization that uses constitutional and international law to secure women's reproductive freedom worldwide. The Center [...]

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Letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton: Family Planning and Contraception Are Essential to Maternal and Child Health

Dear Secretary Clinton: I am writing as a representative of the Center for Reproductive Rights (the Center), an international non-governmental organization that uses constitutional and international law to secure women's reproductive freedom worldwide. The Center [...]

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Center Celebrates International Women’s Day and Launch of UN Women

On March 8, the Center for Reproductive Rights joins women around the world in celebrating the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, as well as the official launch of UN Women, the newly created United [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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