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Defense Bill Includes Provision Lifting the Ban on Military Abortion Coverage in Cases of Rape and Incest

Defense Bill Includes Provision Lifting the Ban on Military Abortion Coverage in Cases of Rape and Incest Bill needs final vote in each chamber before heading to President Obama’s desk (PRESS RELEASE) Conferees from the [...]

Abortion, Legal Protections,United States,Engaging Policymakers,Uncategorized

Philippines Passes Reproductive Health Bill that Guarantees Access to Modern Contraceptives

Philippines Passes Reproductive Health Bill that Guarantees Access to Modern Contraceptives A reproductive health bill that has been in the making for more than a decade was passed in both the Philippines House of Representatives [...]

Abortion, Legal Protections, Adolescent SRHR, Sex Education, Contraception, Legal Protections, Funding for Reproductive Healthcare, Public Funding,Asia, Philippines,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World, Reporting on Rights,News

Wall Street Journal: Abortion Clinic Presses to Stay Open

Wall Street Journal: Abortion Clinic Presses to Stay Open By Cameron McWhirter "Mississippi's only abortion clinic says it won't be able to meet a requirement of a new state law that tightens regulations for abortion [...]

Abortion, Anti-Choice Harassment, Legal Protections,United States,In the Courts,Center in the Spotlight

The Personhood Papers

The so-called personhood movement threatens the human and reproductive rights of women by giving rights to a fertilized egg. The Center has assembled information and strategies to help advocates, legislators, and others beat back these [...]

Abortion, Definitions, Legal Protections, Legal Restrictions,United States,Reporting on Rights,Publications

People in need of protection

People in need of protection That is where the passion and commitment of human rights defenders lies. They safeguard people of certain races or ethnicities, women, sexual minorities—all of whom have faced violations of their [...]

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Statement From the Center For Reproductive Rights Regarding Fourth Circuit Court Hearing on Baltimore’s Regulation of Deceptive Crisis Pregnancy Centers

CRR Statement Regarding Federal Court Hearing on Baltimore's Regulation of CPC's (PRESS RELEASE) Today the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit heard oral argument in the case concerning Baltimore’s truth-in-advertising ordinance—the first [...]

Abortion, Contraception, Emergency Contraception,United States,In the Courts

Senate Votes to Ease Ban on Abortion Coverage for Military Servicewomen; Bill Now Moves to Conference Committee

Senate Votes to Ease Ban on Abortion Coverage for Military Servicewomen (PRESS RELEASE) Today the U.S. Senate voted 98-0 to pass the FY2013 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which includes a provision by Senator Jeanne [...]

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Oklahoma Supreme Court Rules Two Anti-Abortion Rights Laws Unconstitutional

Oklahoma Supreme Court Rules Two Anti-Abortion Rights Laws Unconstitutional State’s highest court upholds lower court rulings blocking laws that effectively ban the abortion pill and impose intrusive ultrasounds on Oklahoma women (PRESS RELEASE) Today, the [...]

Abortion, Legal Protections,United States,In the Courts

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

Associated Press: Oklahoma Abortion Laws Unconstitutional, State Supreme Court Rules

Associated Press: Okla. Abortion Laws Unconstitutional, State Supreme Court Rules By Tim Talley "Oklahoma laws requiring women seeking abortions to have an ultrasound image placed in front of them while they hear a description of [...]

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Reform in Luxembourg

Reform in Luxembourg Luxembourg has voted to change its reproductive law and will now permit abortion procedures on request during the first trimester, according to the news site wort.lu: Under the [new law], women will [...]

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U.S. Doctors Support Contraception

U.S. Doctors Support Contraception Two organizations that represent tens of thousands of doctors in separate medical fields have publicly expressed their support for expanded access to contraception. The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists said [...]

Contraception, Emergency Contraception,United States,News

DailyBeast: Martha Plimpton on Women’s Rights, Sandra Fluke, and Organization A is For

DailyBeast: Martha Plimpton on Women’s Rights, Sandra Fluke, and Organization A is For By Martha Plimpton “…[B]ack in February of this year, a young woman named Sandra Fluke was invited to testify before Rep. Darrel [...]

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The world became a better place

The world became a better place by Johanna Westeson, Regional Director for Europe at the Center for Reproductive Rights In a notorious case a 14-year-old Polish woman was repeatedly denied abortion after having been raped. [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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