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Human Rights Day 2011

“All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.” That’s the first sentence of Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted by the United Nations 63 years ago on [...]

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The Hill: Anti-Choice bill does imperil women’s lives

By Laura MacCleery, Director of Government Relations, Center for Reproductive Rights Last week’s vote on the anti-abortion measure, H.R. 358, was a disappointing new low for the House.  The heated debate occasioned dueling letters by [...]

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Oklahoma Coalition for Reproductive Justice, et al. v. Terry Cline, et al.

This litigation challenges a law that would impose severe restrictions on physicians’ ability to provide medical care to women seeking pregnancy terminations that serve no legitimate purpose and run afoul of all available medical evidence. [...]

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The Hill: Administration should deny bishops’ request for a veto over women’s healthcare

By Aram Schvey, policy counsel for foreign policy and human rights, Center for Reproductive Rights You don’t ask a vegetarian where to get a great prime rib, or a teetotaler for a single-malt scotch recommendation.  [...]

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The Hill: Put emergency care ahead of religious beliefs

By Nancy Northup, President, Center for Reproductive Rights Would you ask someone else to die for your religious beliefs? A new proposal moving through Congress makes it clear that the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops [...]

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Mother Jones: Chris Smith’s African Abortion Adventure

By Kate Sheppard "Most members of Congress spent last week's recess back in their districts, talking to their constituents and getting a sense of what Americans want their elected officials to be doing back in [...]

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CEDAW Committee Expresses Concern over Bangladesh

In February, the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW Committee) urged Bangladesh to immediately address critical reproductive health issues. These include the lack of information on women’s health, the lack [...]

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Center’s shadow letter to the CEDAW Committee on Bangladesh

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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