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In the face of ongoing, aggressive attacks on reproductive freedom in 2014, we continued to give our all to protect women’s fundamental rights—with big results. Keep up the momentum in 2015. Donate today. Here are [...]

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United Nations Committee Examines U.S. Record On Torture

United Nations Committee Examines U.S. Record On Torture Center for Reproductive Rights Raises Violations of Reproductive Rights for Immigrant Women and Women of Color (PRESS RELEASE) The United Nations Committee against Torture meets in Geneva [...]

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We Can Be Moved

From Ferguson to Geneva in search of reproductive justice. Join us for "Vote for Our Lives: What's at Stake for Black Women's Health", a Twitter chat with Ebony Magazine and SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive [...]

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Preventing Maternal Death

In the vast majority of cases, maternal mortality is completely preventable. Why are 800 women a day still dying from pregnancy complications? Maureen, a maternal health advocate in Uganda, remembers losing her cousin—a young woman [...]

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Gets It

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Gets It If she wasn’t your hero already, take a look at the interview Justice Ginsburg gave to Elle magazine for their October issue, and you might reconsider. Writer Jessica Weisberg asks [...]

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MSNBC Spotlights “Draw the Line” Campaign

MSNBC Spotlights “Draw the Line” Campaign MSNBC looked at the Center for Reproductive Rights’ new storytelling campaign Draw the Line, which shares the personal reproductive health experiences of Americans from all walks of life.  Top [...]

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United Nations Calls on Governments to Promote Safe Pregnancy and Child Birth

United Nations Calls on Governments to Promote Safe Pregnancy and Child Birth U.N. Human Rights Council Passes 5th Resolution to Address Preventable Maternal Deaths (PRESS RELEASE) The United Nations Human Right Council unanimously passed its fifth [...]

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From Risk to Rights: Realizing States’ Obligations to Prevent and Address Maternal Mortality

During the past several decades, sexual and reproductive rights advocates have transformed the global community’s understanding of maternal mortality and morbidity, framing it as a clear violation of women’s fundamental human rights. This change has [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest v. Streur: Preliminary Injunction

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Spotlighting Racial Bias

In LaKeisha’s hometown of Atlanta, African American women die in childbirth at a rate more than three times the national average. Following an emergency c-section, LaKeisha experienced a brush with this unsettling statistic when she [...]

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Reproductive Injustice: Racial and Gender Discrimination in U.S. Health Care

When it ratified the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD), the United States committed to ensure the right to health care free from all forms of racial discrimination to [...]

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Senate Bill Would Ensure All Military Servicewomen and Dependents Have Equal Access to Contraceptive Coverage, Family Planning Counseling

Senate Bill Would Ensure Military Servicewomen, Dependents Equal Access to Contraceptive Coverage, Family Planning Sen. Shaheen and more than a dozen other Senators sponsor new legislation to extend comprehensive reproductive health-care coverage to non-active duty [...]

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Admitting that Abortion is Safe

Admitting that Abortion is Safe For years, extremist activists and politicians have offered up false science and feigned concern for women’s health as part of their strategy to limit abortion access. The safety of abortion [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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