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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 [...]

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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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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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Uruguay’s Progress Inspires Action

Uruguay’s Progress Inspires Action When lawmakers in Uruguay recently passed a law that decriminalized abortion in the early stages of a pregnancy, they did more than improve the health and well-being of the country's women. [...]

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Uruguay Raises the Bar for Latin America

Uruguay Raises the Bar for Latin America This week, Uruguay took an extremely important step when its President signed into law a bill allowing abortion services during the first trimester of pregnancy, reversing its highly [...]

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Florida: A Threat to Reproductive Rights

Florida: A Threat to Reproductive Rights A presidential election tends to suck up most of the oxygen from any current-events discussion, and this year is certainly no different. The upcoming contest will have an outsized [...]

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Uruguay Set to Legalize Abortion

Uruguay Set to Legalize Abortion Uruguay is very close to becoming one of the few countries in Latin America to legalize abortion in the early stages of pregnancy. The country's Chamber of Deputies voted in [...]

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International Day of Decriminalization of Abortion: A Look at Nearly Two Decades of Abortion Law Reform

International Day of Decriminalization of Abortion In 2008, Manuela, a 33-year-old mother of two from El Salvador, was convicted of murder and sentenced to 30 years in prison after suffering severe complications giving birth. From the [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

New Beginning in Nepal

New Beginning in Nepal As the only global legal advocacy group dedicated to the advancement of reproductive rights worldwide, the Center set a goal several years ago to establish a strong presence in the places [...]

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20 Years of Attacks

20 Years of Attacks As the founders of the Center for Reproductive Rights prepared to argue Planned Parenthood v. Casey before the U.S. Supreme Court 20 years ago, there was a real concern that the [...]

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A Call for Action in Kenya

A Call for Action in Kenya On May 3, the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights released an exhaustive report on the state of the country's sexual and reproductive rights. And the Commission stated, in [...]

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Himalayan Times: Safe and Affordable Abortion is a Woman’s Right

by Melissa Upreti, Asia regional director for the Center for Reproductive Rights Three years ago, Nepal’s Supreme Court (SC) catapulted the nation to the forefront of the global women’s rights movement by unequivocally ruling that [...]

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A Repugnant Attack—Defeated

With a unanimous decision yesterday by the Oklahoma Supreme Court, the Center for Reproductive Rights has won our legal challenge to strike down a ballot initiative that would have given every fertilized egg the full [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

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