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State of the States 2017: A Proactive Push in the Wake of Whole Woman’s Health

This report provides a comprehensive overview of state legislation enacted in 2017 restricting access to abortion and family planning services in addition to the proactive approaches state policymakers used to strengthen access to reproductive health [...]

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Irish Parliamentary Committee Recommends Abortion Law Reform

Irish Parliamentary Committee Recommends Abortion Law Reform European Union Pledges 500 Million Euros Towards Gender Equality Fund (PRESS RELEASE)Today the Joint Committee on the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution—a select committee of the Irish Parliament [...]

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New Report: Roma Women Experience Discrimination, Receive Poor Reproductive Health Care In Slovakia

New Report: Roma Women Experience Discrimination, Receive Poor Reproductive Health Care In Slovakia European Union Pledges 500 Million Euros Towards Gender Equality Fund (PRESS RELEASE) Roma women living in Slovakia report facing discrimination, segregation and [...]

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Permanent Injunction – Whole Woman’s Health v. Paxton

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Federal Court Rejects Bid to Halt Center for Reproductive Rights Lawsuit Against Louisiana Abortion Restrictions

Federal Court Rejects Bid to Halt Center for Reproductive Rights Lawsuit Against Louisiana Abortion Restrictions (PRESS RELEASE) – A Louisiana federal court today rejected in large part the state’s efforts to shut down litigation brought [...]

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Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Calls for Better Access to Reproductive Health Services

Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Calls for Better Access to Reproductive Health Services (PRESS RELEASE) The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR)—the principal human rights body for the Americas—released a statement that underscores how laws [...]

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UNFPA Report Addresses Economic Inequality and the Intersection with Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

UNFPA Report Addresses Economic Inequality and the Intersection with Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights European Union Pledges 500 Million Euros Towards Gender Equality Fund (PRESS RELEASE) The Center for Reproductive Rights commends the United [...]

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Leading the Charge

One year ago, in June 2016, the Center for Reproductive Rights won the most significant abortion-access case at the Supreme Court in decades. The landmark Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt decision struck down a Texas law [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

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Cruel and Inhuman

Every year, as a result of Ireland’s abortion laws, thousands of women in the country must travel abroad to obtain legal abortion services. With one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the world, Ireland [...]

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Louisiana Facing $4.7 Million Legal Bill as State Continues to Defend Unconstitutional Clinic Shutdown Law

Louisiana Facing $4.7 Million Legal Bill as State Continues to Defend Unconstitutional Clinic Shutdown Law Center for Reproductive Rights entitled to legal fees after federal district court permanently blocks measure (PRESS RELEASE)  The Center for [...]

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Governors in Montana, Minnesota Veto Measures Designed to Restrict a Woman’s Access to Safe, Legal Abortion

Governors in Montana, Minnesota Veto Measures Designed to Restrict a Woman’s Access to Safe, Legal Abortion State advocates, policymakers continue to push back against abortion restrictions (MEDIA ADVISORY) Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton vetoed two measures [...]

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Louisiana Continues to Defend Texas-Style Clinic Shutdown Law

Louisiana Continues to Defend Texas-Style Clinic Shutdown Law Louisiana appeals court order blocking abortion restrictions identical to those found unconstitutional by Supreme Court last summer in Whole Woman’s Health (MEDIA ADVISORY)  Despite last summer’s landmark [...]

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Legal Grounds III: Reproductive and Sexual Rights in Sub-Saharan African Courts

Reproductive and sexual rights, which are guaranteed in constitutions and in international and regional human rights treaties, have no impact if they are not recognized and enforced by national-level courts. Legal Grounds: Sexual and Reproductive [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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