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Council of Europe Finds Evidence of Forced Sterilization of Romani Women in Slovakia

Commissioner for Human Rights Calls on Slovak Government to Accept Responsibility for Failing to Protect Women from Illegal Sterilizations and to Enact Laws to End Practice On October 29, the Commissioner for Human Rights of [...]

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Slovak Investigation Covers Up Human Rights Abuses

At the conclusion of a criminal investigation tainted by strong-arm tactics, the Slovak Deputy Prime Minister of Human Rights and Minorities Pál Csáky rejected the findings of a human rights report that documented 110 cases [...]

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North Dakota Supreme Court Throws out Abortion-Breast Cancer Lawsuit Against Clinic

Today, the North Dakota Supreme Court ruled that an anti-choice protestor had no right to use a false advertising law to harass the state's sole abortion clinic. The decision maintains a lower court ruling that [...]

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Sex Discrimination Continues in Florida After Court Refuses to Overturn Ban on Medicaid Funded Abortions

Low-Income Women’s Health Remains at Risk Continuing to put women's health at risk, Florida's Third District Court of Appeals issued an opinion today refusing to overturn Florida's ban on Medicaid funded abortions. The Center for [...]

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International Human Rights Settlement Expected to Improve Women’s Access to Reproductive Health Care in Peru

Policy Changes Come After Coerced Sterilization Case that Ended in Death Yesterday, the government of Peru signed an agreement before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) that should bring about sweeping changes in Peru's [...]

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ACLU, Center for Reproductive Rights, and Florida NOW Say Appointing a Guardian for a Fetus Threatens the Health and Rights of Pregnant Women in Florida

Appointing a guardian for a fetus would violate a woman's right not only to decide whether to continue her pregnancy, but also to choose medical care to protect her own health during pregnancy, the American [...]

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Human Rights Groups Call on Slovakia to Address Illegal Sterilization of Romani Women

Amnesty International, Center for Reproductive Rights, European Roma Rights Center,Human Rights Watch, International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights Today, nine international human rights groups joined forces to urge Slovakia to conduct an impartial and adequate [...]

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Hearing Set for Court Challenge to Florida’s Ban on Medicaid Funded Abortions

Charging that Florida's ban on Medicaid funded abortions discriminates based on sex, the Center for Reproductive Rights will argue before a Florida court that it is unconstitutional to deny low-income women Medicaid funded abortions when [...]

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ACLU and Center for Reproductive Rights Admonish State of Florida for Failing to Protect the Health and Rights of a Rape Victim

By failing to ask the court to appoint a guardian for a severely disabled woman who is pregnant as a result of rape, the state of Florida once again abdicated its responsibilities today, placing politics [...]

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ACLU and Center for Reproductive Rights Ask Court to Protect the Health and Rights of a Florida Rape Victim

The American Civil Liberties Union and the Center for Reproductive Rights asked a state trial court today to block the state from appointing a guardian for the fetus of a severely disabled woman who is [...]

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Abortion Providers Challenge Michigan Law that Impairs Women’s Access to Reproductive Health Care and Threatens Providers’ Financial Stability

Today, the Center for Reproductive Rights asked a district court judge to block a Michigan law that could limit women's access to reproductive health care and put abortion clinics out of business. Scheduled to take [...]

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Romani Women Subject to Forced Sterilization in Slovakia

Rights Violated by Health Care System New York, NY – Romani women are being coerced or forced to undergo sterilization procedures in eastern Slovakia’s government-run health facilities, according to a new report released today by [...]

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Texas Supreme Court Denies Funding for Medically Necessary Abortions

Ban on Medicaid Abortions is Upheld Austin, TexasOn New Year’s Eve, the Texas Supreme Court ruled that the State is not constitutionally obligated to pay for abortions for poor women who may need the procedure [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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