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Inter-American Commission Issues Landmark Statement Declaring Nicaragua’s Abortion Ban Jeopardizes Women’s Human Rights

New York -- Late yesterday, the Center for Reproductive Rights learned that the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights had released a statement declaring that Nicaragua's recently passed abortion ban is contrary to international law and [...]

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Reproductive Rights Groups Ask Appeals Court to Uphold Ruling Striking Down Michigan’s Third Attempt at a Dangerous and Extreme Ban on Abortion

The American Civil Liberties Union, Center for Reproductive Rights, and Planned Parenthood Federation of America today asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit to uphold a lower court ruling striking down Michigan's [...]

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Center For Reproductive Rights Condemns Passage Of Nicaragua’s Abortion Ban

Today, Nicaragua's congress passed a complete ban on abortion. The ban offers no exceptions for women's health, for victims of rape or incest-or even for women whose lives are at risk. By passing this outrageous [...]

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South Dakota Votes Strongly Reject Dangerous Abortion Ban

Nancy Northup, president of the Center for Reproductive Rights, released the following statement in response to the results of November 8th's vote in South Dakota:"The voters of South Dakota have spoken. They do not support [...]

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Supreme Court to Hear Arguments Against a Federal Law That Would Ban Some of the Safest Abortions as Early as 12 Weeks in Pregnancy

At Issue – Will the Court Protect Women’s Health and Uphold Established Legal Precedents? Today, one day after the mid-term elections, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear the Center for Reproductive Rights' challenge to the [...]

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Center for Reproductive Rights Condemns Passage of Teen Abortion Bill

New York - The Center for Reproductive Rights today condemned passage of the bill called "Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act" by the U.S. House of Representatives. The legislation makes it a federal crime for any [...]

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The Supreme Test: Center for Reproductive Rights’ Abortion Case to be Heard in Supreme Court’s Fall Term

NEW YORK - On Monday, October 2, the first full term of the newly constituted Supreme Court under Chief Justice John Roberts and including the newest justice, Samuel Alito, will convene. During this term, the [...]

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Center for Reproductive Rights Calls on U.S. to Keep It’s Promise to Protect Reproductive Rights

United States Goes Before U.N. Human Rights Committee Geneva - Today, the Center for Reproductive Rights urged the United States to uphold the legal pledge it made under the International Covenant on Civil and Political [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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Landmark Decision By Colombia’s Highest Court Liberalizes One Of The World’s Most Restrictive Abortion Laws

Colombia’s Constitution Requires Government to Allow for Abortion in Some Cases New York, NY | More Info In a landmark decision, Colombia's highest court has ruled that abortion must be permitted when a pregnancy threatens [...]

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Court Sets Precedent, Stopping Kansas Attorney General’s Effort to Invade Teen Privacy

Judge Rules that "Kiss and Tell" Law Will Drive Teens Away from Seeking Medical Care New York, NY- Today, the U.S. District Court of the District of Kansas stopped the Kansas Attorney General from enforcing [...]

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Florida Supreme Court Finds Informed Consent Abortion Law Constitutional, Based On State’s Concessions at Oral Argument

New York, NY- Today, the Florida Supreme Court found an informed consent abortion law constitutional, but adopted an interpretation of the statute that allows abortion providers to provide their patients with information specific to their [...]

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Mexico Admits Responsibility for Denying Child Rape Victim’s Rights

Landmark Settlement Reached in Case of 13-year-old Mexican Rape Victim Denied Abortion Washington, DC, March 8, -- the Center for Reproductive Rights and its partners in Mexico, Alaide Foppa and GIRE (Information Group on Reproductive [...]

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Supreme Court Agrees to Review Federal Abortion Ban

New York— Today, the Supreme Court agreed to review Gonzales v. Carhart, the case in which the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit struck down the Federal Abortion Ban, also known as the [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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