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A, B, and C v. Ireland Brief

These comments address the regulation of abortion under international and comparative law, with particular emphasis on the member states of the Council of Europe. These comments demonstrate that national law in Ireland is inconsistent with [...]

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ECHR Letter – Monaco Modifications

Please note that earlier this year, Monaco liberalized its criminal code provisions governing abortion, from a total ban on abortion to allow express exceptions for the risk to the woman’s health or life, fetal impairment [...]

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ECHR Letter – Spain Modifications

Per this letter we respectfully submit to the Grand Chamber new information updating our written submission of 31 October 2008 and supplementary letter of 5 October 2009. The additional information we wish to present at [...]

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Remarks to the Institute of Medicine Committee on Preventive Services for Women

"My name is Aram Schvey, and I serve as Policy Counsel at the Center for Reproductive Rights. The Center is a global human rights organization that uses constitutional and international human rights law to promote [...]

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CEDAW: Written Statement Submitted to U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Human Rights and the Law

Written Statement of the Center for Reproductive Rights Submitted to the United States Senate Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Human Rights and the Law For November 18, 2010 Hearing on: "Women's Rights Are Human Rights: U.S. [...]

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Letter to Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Re: Costa Rican IVF Ban

The Costa Rican media recently reported1 that the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights communicated report No. 85/10, the preliminary report for Case 12.361, to Costa Rica on August 23, 2010. This report establishes that decision [...]

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Download: CRR Opposes Colorado’s Personhood Initiative

The Center for Reproductive Rights opposes Colorado Proposed Amendment 62, which would amend the Colorado Constitution to define the word "person" to include "every human being from the beginning of the biological development of that [...]

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Alaska Parental Notification Ballot Measure Hurts Teens

Today, the Center released a statement opposing Alaska Ballot Measure 2, a proposed mandatory parental notification law that would endanger teens. Alaskans go to the polls on August 24th to vote on the measure. Click [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

Veto Letter to FL Governor Crist: Legislative Bill 1143

Dear Governor Crist, The Center for Reproductive Rights opposes House Bill 1143 and strongly urges you to veto this measure. House Bill 1143 would enact one of the most extreme ultrasound laws proposed in the [...]

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Submission to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Maternal Mortality, Morbidity and Human Rights

Submission to the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights for the preparation of the thematic study on Maternal Mortality, Morbidity and Human Rights This submission responds to the OHCHR Note Verbale's [...]

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Oral Intervention re: Poland:14th Session of the Human Rights Council

06.04.10 - The Center for Reproductive Rights welcomes the report of the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to health on his visit to Poland. We share the concerns voiced by the Special Rapporteur in [...]

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Veto Letter to OK Governor Brad Henry: Legislative Bill 3284

Read the Center for Reproductive Right's letter to Oklahoma Governor Brad Henry urging him to veto Legislative Bill 3284, a bill that would enact the most onerous, burdensome, and intrusive abortion reporting requirements in the [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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