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Bill to Protect Abortion Rights Falls Short of Senate Passage

02.28.22 (PRESS RELEASE) — Today, the U.S. Senate voted on the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA), which would protect access to abortion in all 50 states. The historic vote took place against the backdrop of the Supreme Court [...]

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U.S. Senate Will Vote to Protect Abortion in Federal Law

02.17.22 (PRESS RELEASE)— Today, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer announced that the Senate will vote on the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA) on February 28, 2022. The bill—which would protect the right to abortion [...]

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Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos condena a El Salvador y ordena reformas para que las mujeres no sean criminalizadas por acceder a salud reproductiva

1 de diciembre de 2021 — El Centro de Derechos Reproductivos y la Colectiva Feminista para el Desarrollo Local, con el acompañamiento de la Agrupación Ciudadana por la Despenalización del Aborto, lograron que la Corte [...]

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Inter-American Court of Human Rights Orders El Salvador to Reform Policies That Criminalize Women for Accessing Reproductive Health Care

11.30.2021 – (PRESS STATEMENT) Today, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights announced a ruling in the case of Manuela v. El Salvador ordering the State of El Salvador to reform its legal and health care [...]

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Statement on Biden Administration’s National Strategy on Gender Equity and Equality

10.22.2021 (PRESS STATEMENT) Statement from Nancy Northup, President & CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights: “We are thrilled with the Biden administration’s first-ever National Strategy on Gender Equity and Equality. We applaud President Biden’s [...]

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New Website Exposes Motives of Anti-Abortion Policymakers

While last week’s Supreme Court decision struck down a Louisiana anti-abortion law, hundreds of restrictive abortion laws remain on the books—a new online tool seeks to hold state lawmakers accountable for promoting women’s, children’s health. [...]

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U.S. Supreme Court’s LGBTQ Anti-Discrimination Ruling Comes Only Days After Federal Rule Strips Protections

Today the U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark civil rights decision affirming that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects LGBTQ people from employment discrimination. This powerful ruling comes only four days [...]

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Virginia Legislature Removes Medically Unnecessary Barriers to Abortion Access

Today, the Virginia General Assembly passed the Reproductive Health Protection Act, which will expand access to abortion care by repealing medically unnecessary restrictions that have made it difficult for Virginians to access safe and legal [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

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Record Support in Congress for Bill to Protect Abortion Access

The Women’s Health Protection Act of 2019 (H.R. 2975) has surpassed 200 cosponsors in the House of Representatives, more signers than ever before (PRESS RELEASE) The Center for Reproductive Rights applauds the more than 200 [...]

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They Are Girls: Reproductive Rights Violations in Latin America and the Caribbean

Background The Latin America and Caribbean region is the only one in the world where the number of girls under 15 giving birth continues to rise. Access to sexual and reproductive health services can save [...]

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Center for Reproductive Rights Fully Supports New Federal Legislation to Protect Abortion Access

Center for Reproductive Rights Fully Supports New Federal Legislation to Protect Abortion Access Today, the Center for Reproductive Rights joined leaders in Congress and reproductive health, rights, and justice advocates to celebrate the reintroduction of [...]

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Nepal Enacts Legislation to Protect Women’s Rights to Bodily Autonomy

(PRESS RELEASE) The Center for Reproductive Rights welcomes Nepal's official enactment of the “Safe Motherhood and Reproductive Health Rights Act, 2018” (RH Act). The act has been endorsed by President Bidhya Devi Bhandari of Nepal, [...]

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Virginia District Court Rejects Bid to Halt Lawsuit Against the Commonwealth’s Longstanding Abortion Restrictions

Virginia District Court Rejects Bid to Halt Lawsuit Against the Commonwealth’s Longstanding Abortion Restrictions Decision allows challenge by Virginia health care providers to move forward (PRESS RELEASE) A Virginia federal court today rejected the Commonwealth’s efforts to shut [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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