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State of the States A daunting 47 new anti-choice restrictions were enacted in the U.S. this year. Advocates are pushing back by advancing proactive laws that protect women’s health. With the recent clinic attack in [...]

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Peruvian Government Gives Monetary Reparations As Part of Historic United Nations Abortion Case

Peruvian Government Gives Monetary Reparations As Part of Historic United Nations Abortion Case (PRESS RELEASE) The Peruvian government has agreed to pay reparations as part of the first United Nations (U.N.) ruling on human rights [...]

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They Almost Killed Me

They Almost Killed Me A Salvadoran woman testifies about the abuse she suffered in jail after being imprisoned for having a miscarriage. And the Center fights back. When Cristina Quintanilla spoke into the microphone at [...]

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U.N. Committee: Russia and Slovakia Must Remove Waiting Periods and Other Barriers to Safe and Legal Abortion

U.N. Committee: Russia and Slovakia Must Remove Waiting Periods and Other Barriers to Safe and Legal Abortion (PRESS RELEASE) The governments of Russia and Slovakia are undermining women’s human rights by introducing retrogressive barriers in [...]

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A Crucial Option

A Crucial Option Medication abortion is safe, legal, and capable of revolutionizing reproductive health care. American women have been using legal medication abortion—an early abortion method that involves taking oral medication rather than having a [...]

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Chile’s Health Commission Approves Abortion Bill

Chile’s Health Commission Approves Abortion Bill (PRESS RELEASE) Rape survivors will be able to access safe abortion services within 14 weeks of pregnancy according to the latest version of Chile’s abortion bill advanced by the [...]

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U.N. Committee Calls on Croatia to Expand Reproductive Health Services and End Discrimination Against Women

U.N. Committee Calls on Croatia to Expand Reproductive Health Services and End Discrimination Against Women (PRESS RELEASE) The United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW Committee) has called on the Croatian [...]

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Seventy-One Human Rights Organizations Call on President Obama to End Unnecessary Reproductive Health Restrictions That Harm Women

71 Human Rights Organizations Ask President Obama to End Unnecessary Reproductive Health Restrictions That Harm Women (PRESS RELEASE) As President Obama makes official visits to Kenya and Ethiopia this week, a broad-based coalition of leading [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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Trends to Watch

Trends to Watch It’s mid-2015. Do you know where your reproductive rights are? A new briefing explains. In just the first six months of 2015, three separate anti-choice bills arrived on the desk of Montana [...]

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Mandatory Delays and Junk Science Among New Abortion Restrictions in 2015

Mandatory Delays and Junk Science Among New Abortion Restrictions in 2015 New policy brief details troubling trends in abortion restrictions   (PRESS RELEASE) Anti-choice politicians in states across the U.S. have continued to pass harmful restrictions [...]

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A Vision of Health

A Vision of Health Many of the nation’s top reproductive rights voices convened in Washington, DC, to nourish our shared vision of reproductive health policy for the future. The audience clusters attentively around her as [...]

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Congresswomen Introduce Historic Bill to Ensure Coverage of Abortion Services for All Women

Congresswomen Introduce Historic Bill to Ensure Coverage of Abortion Services for All Women EACH Woman Act would restore abortion coverage to millions, regardless of income, insurance plan, or zip code (PRESS RELEASE) Congresswomen Barbara Lee [...]

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U.N. Human Rights Council Passes Resolutions to End Violence Against Women and Child Marriage

U.N. Human Rights Council Passes Resolutions to End Violence Against Women and Child Marriage (PRESS RELEASE) This week the U.N. Human Rights Council—principal body at the U.N. that promotes and protects human rights for all—reaffirmed [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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