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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 [...]

Legal Restrictions, Other Barriers, Contraception, Emergency Contraception, Legal Restrictions, Funding for Reproductive Healthcare,United States,Engaging Policymakers, In the States (USA), In Washington D.C., Reporting on Rights,Documents

Report on the United States’ Compliance with Its Human Rights Obligations In the Area of Women’s Reproductive and Sexual Health

The United Nations Human Rights Council has introduced a process designed to review countries’ compliance with human rights obligations as contained in (1) the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, (2) the United Nations Charter, (3) [...]

Abortion, Anti-Choice Harassment, Legal Protections, Other Barriers, Contraception, Legal Protections, Funding for Reproductive Healthcare, Public Funding, Discriminatory Policies, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care, Coercive Policies, Maternal Mortality,United States,At the United Nations, Engaging Policymakers, In the States (USA), In Washington D.C.,Documents

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

Funding for Reproductive Healthcare, Discriminatory Policies, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care,Latin America & Caribbean, Brazil,At the United Nations,Documents

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 [...]

Abortion, Contraception, Funding for Reproductive Healthcare, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care, Maternal Mortality,United States,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Documents

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 [...]

Abortion, Contraception, Funding for Reproductive Healthcare, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care, Maternal Mortality,United States,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Documents
Download: A Ten-Year Retrospective: Reproductive Rights at the Start of the 21st Century card link

Download: A Ten-Year Retrospective: Reproductive Rights at the Start of the 21st Century

During the first decade of the 21st century, emerging international legal standards provided broad support for reproductive health as a right essential to the freedom and self-determination of women, recognized maternal mortality as a human [...]

Abortion, Contraception, Funding for Reproductive Healthcare, Maternal Health,United States,Documents

Shadow Letters Bring Reproductive Rights to Light

The Center celebrated the recent concluding observations on Ecuador, Croatia and Moldova from the U.N. Human Rights Committee, which reaffirm the obligation of these states to guarantee reproductive rights. The Committee's concluding observations responded directly [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Other Barriers, Contraception, Legal Restrictions, Funding for Reproductive Healthcare,Europe, Croatia, Moldova, Latin America & Caribbean, Ecuador,At the United Nations, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Shadow Letters & Reports

Healthcare Reform in Hyde Amendment’s Shadow

First Printed on ACSblog, December 7, 2009 >, The debate over abortion coverage within the larger healthcare reform dialogue has been painfully narrow for those of us who believe that as a matter of equality, [...]

Abortion, Definitions, Legal Restrictions, Funding for Reproductive Healthcare, Discriminatory Policies,United States,Engaging Policymakers, In the States (USA),Documents

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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