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In the face of ongoing, aggressive attacks on reproductive freedom in 2014, we continued to give our all to protect women’s fundamental rights—with big results. Keep up the momentum in 2015. Donate today. Here are [...]

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Dominican Republic Decriminalizes Abortion in Limited Circumstances

Dominican Republic Decriminalizes Abortion in Limited Circumstances (PRESS RELEASE) President Danilo Medina of the Dominican Republic signed the country’s amended Penal Code on Friday that will finally allow women access to safe abortion services in [...]

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Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down Coercive North Carolina Ultrasound Law

Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down Coercive North Carolina Ultrasound Law Forcing narrated ultrasounds on women seeking abortion care violates U.S. Constitution, court rules (PRESS RELEASE) In a unanimous decision, the United States Court of Appeals [...]

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Dominican Republic Set to Allow Abortion in Limited Circumstances

Dominican Republic Set to Allow Abortion in Limited Circumstances (PRESS RELEASE) The Dominican Republic Chamber of Deputies has agreed to amend the country’s Penal Code to allow abortion in cases of rape or incest, or when [...]

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Imprisoned in Malaysia After Legal Abortion

Imprisoned in Malaysia After Legal Abortion UPDATE: Following her conviction in November 2014, Nirmala’s case was appealed to the Penang High Court earlier this month. The judge determined that because she was not provided adequate [...]

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​Dominican Republic Reinforces Harmful Abortion Ban With New Penal Code

​Dominican Republic Reinforces Harmful Abortion Ban With New Penal Code (PRESS RELEASE) Despite more than 90,000 unsafe abortions occurring in the Dominican Republic each year and decades of international human rights law establishing a woman’s [...]

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Warning: Pregnancy May Be Harmful to Your Civil Rights

Warning: Pregnancy May Be Harmful to Your Civil Rights “At no point in her pregnancy should a woman lose her civil and human rights,” assert the authors of a recent op-ed in the New York [...]

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12 Countries Call on El Salvador to Decriminalize Abortion

12 Countries Call on El Salvador to Decriminalize Abortion (PRESS RELEASE) Twelve countries denounced the criminalization of abortion in El Salvador this week as part of the Universal Periodic Review of the country currently being [...]

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Center for Reproductive Rights Statements on 2014 Anti-Choice Ballot Initiative Results

Center for Reproductive Rights Statements on 2014 Anti-Choice Ballot Initiative Results (PRESS RELEASE) The Center for Reproductive Rights issued the following statements on the defeat of anti-choice ballot measures in Colorado and North Dakota and [...]

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Oklahoma Supreme Court Blocks Two Unconstitutional Measures Designed to Severely Restrict Access to Abortion

Oklahoma Supreme Court Blocks Two Unconstitutional Measures Designed to Severely Restrict Access to Abortion Oklahoma’s clinic shutdown law, restrictions on medication abortion blocked while litigation continues (PRESS RELEASE) Today the Oklahoma Supreme Court blocked two [...]

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Unhealthy Initiatives

The Center for Reproductive Rights urges voters to reject anti-choice ballot measures in Colorado, North Dakota, and Tennessee. This Election Day, November 4, three states will be voting on ballot initiatives that would dangerously restrict [...]

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Oklahoma Women At Risk of Losing Access to Non-Surgical Abortion on November 1

Oklahoma Women At Risk of Losing Access to Non-Surgical Abortion on November 1 District court fails to block unconstitutional law restricting medication abortion from taking effect. Center for Reproductive Rights plans immediate appeal to state [...]

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Oklahoma Judge Greenlights Unconstitutional Clinic Shutdown Law

Oklahoma Judge Greenlights Unconstitutional Clinic Shutdown Law State court fails to block unconstitutional restrictions targeting abortion providers, Center for Reproductive Rights plans immediate appeal to state Supreme Court (PRESS RELEASE) A state district court judge [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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