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Women’s Health Experts from Kenya and Peru Speak out on the Impact of the Global Gag Rule

New Report Documents the Gag Rule’s Devastating Effects on Unsafe Abortion in Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda and Peru At a breakfast briefing on October 22, women's health experts from Kenya and Peru will discuss the devastating [...]

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Young Mexican Rape Victim Speaks Out on Her 18th Birthday, Urging the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to Formally Admit Her Case

Today, with the support of international human rights groups, Paulina, a young rape victim from Mexico, is asking the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to formally admit her legal petition so that negotiations can begin [...]

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“Choose-Life” License Plate Scheme Halted in Louisiana

Federal Court Finds Louisiana's Specialty License Plates Unconstitutional New Orleans, LA Yesterday, a federal judge ordered Louisiana to end the production of all specialty license plates, including "Choose Life" plates, finding that the State’s specialty [...]

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U.S. Supreme Court Reaffirms American’s Right to Privacy in Landmark Case

New York, NY - ,In an historic decision, the U.S. Supreme Court today struck down a Texas sodomy law that singled out gay people for criminal prosecution. Ruling that the petitioners in this case "are [...]

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Argument Set for Court Challenge to Louisiana’s Speciality License Plates

New Orleans, LA Charging that Louisiana’s specialty license plates infringe upon First Amendment rights, the Center for Reproductive Rights will ask the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana to stop production [...]

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Abortion Clinic asks North Dakota Supreme Court to Affirm Ruling Rejecting Abortion-Breast Cancer Scare Tactic

In an argument before the North Dakota Supreme Court on Wednesday, the Red River Women's Clinic will ask the State Supreme Court to affirm a lower court ruling rejecting the plaintiff's abortion-breast cancer scare tactic. [...]

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Breaking the Silence: The Global Gag Rule’s Impact on Unsafe Abortion

Executive Summary Every year, twenty million—mostly poor—women around the world are driven to unsafe abortion. More than 95% of these abortions occur in low-income countries. And every year, complications from these procedures claim the lives [...]

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License for Life?

The Washington Times, Letter to the Editor, April 14, 2003Nancy Northup, President, Center for Reproductive RightsTo the Editor:In his column, "No license for life" (Commentary, Wednesday), Chris Jolma, an editor for the Commentary pages of [...]

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Challenge to “Choose Life” License Plates Continues in Louisiana

Case Challenges Overall Policy for Issuing Specialty Plates Yesterday, the Center for Reproductive Rights filed an amended complaint challenging Louisiana's policy of issuing specialty license plates. The Center charges that Louisiana's specialty plates infringe on [...]

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Letter to Members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Urging Opposition to the Addition of the Global Gag Rule to HIV/AIDS Programs Dear Senator: We understand that the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will soon consider legislation to increase foreign assistance for HIV/AIDS treatment and [...]

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“Choose Life” License Plate Case Revived in Louisiana

Opens Challenge to Overall Policy for Issuing Specialty Plates New Orleans, LA In an unusual order issued yesterday, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit revived a challenge to the constitutionality of [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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