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Chile Agrees to End Forced Sterilization Practices and Provide Reparations in Case at the IACHR card link

Chile Agrees to End Forced Sterilization Practices and Provide Reparations in Case at the IACHR

The agreement provides justice for Francisca--a woman with HIV forcibly sterilized in a Chilean hospital--after a years-long effort by the Center for Reproductive Rights and Vivo Positivo at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.

HIV/AIDS, Discriminatory Policies, Maternal Health, Coercive Policies,Latin America & Caribbean, Chile, Accountability Bodies, Inter-American Human Rights System,In the Courts,Story

Mississippi Abortion Ban Case Before the U.S. Supreme Court Poses a Direct Challenge to Roe v. Wade

The Center for Reproductive Rights will defend the right to abortion at the U.S. Supreme Court this fall in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health.

Abortion, Legal Restrictions,United States,In the Courts,Story

Tennessee’s Mandatory Waiting Period for Abortion: “Highly Insulting and Paternalistic”

    Update: On 4/23/21, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals reinstated the 48-hour mandatory waiting period, allowing it to take effect immediately in Tennessee. Patients at health centers at the time of the ruling [...]

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Ruling’s Impact on the Undue Burden Standard

A new report issued by the Center for Reproductive Rights analyzes the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2020 decision in June Medical Services v. Russo, a leading abortion case brought by the Center.

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Center Argues Major Abortion Case Before the U.S. Supreme Court

The Center for Reproductive Rights presents oral arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court in a case that could shape the future of abortion rights across the country.

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Amicus Briefs Filed in Abortion Case Before the Supreme Court

Hundreds of organizations and individuals urge Supreme Court to strike down Louisiana abortion restriction A collection of nearly 200 organizations and more than 700 individuals representing leading voices in medicine, law, and public policy, along [...]

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Fight for Abortion Rights Returns to Supreme Court

Justices have agreed to hear a Center case out of Louisiana that could determine the future of abortion rights. Today the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear June Medical v. Gee, a case brought by [...]

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Victory for Women in Northern Ireland

Victory for Women in Northern Ireland Court rules restrictive abortion law violates women’s rights Today, in a victory for women’s reproductive rights in Northern Ireland, the High Court of Northern Ireland ruled that the jurisdiction’s [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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Justice for Evelyn

  Justice for Evelyn El Salvador frees woman wrongly accused under repressive abortion laws         UPDATE: El Salvador’s attorney general has announced that he is appealing Evelyn’s acquittal. This is the state’s [...]

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Speak Out Now Against Health Care Discrimination

Today, the Trump administration continued chipping away at civil rights protections by proposing a rule that endorses discrimination in health care settings—putting patients’ lives and health at risk. This rule, published by the Department of [...]

Legal Protections, Legal Restrictions, Medical Education,United States,Engaging Policymakers, In the States (USA), In Washington D.C.,News

Free and Reunited: The Women Behind Bars in El Salvador

Free and Reunited: The Women Behind Bars in El Salvador

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It’s time to end judicial authorization for abortion in India

It’s time to end judicial authorization for abortion in India Meera* was only 10 years old when she became pregnant after being raped. Meera did not know she was pregnant, and her family only realized [...]

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Protect, Defend, Extend: State of the States 2018

Protect, Defend, Extend: State of the States 2018 In 2018, state legislatures continued their unrelenting attack on abortion access—our report examines those tactics, as well as how advocates are fighting back Opponents of abortion rights [...]

Abortion, Legal Protections, Legal Restrictions, Funding for Reproductive Healthcare, Public Funding, Maternal Health,United States,In the Courts, Engaging Policymakers, In the States (USA), In Washington D.C.,News

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

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