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European Court of Human Rights Issues Judgment in Z v. Poland

European Court of Human Rights Issues Judgment in Z v. Poland This week the European Court of Human Rights issued a disappointing judgment in Z v. Poland, a case brought by a mother, known as [...]

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The world became a better place

The world became a better place by Johanna Westeson, Regional Director for Europe at the Center for Reproductive Rights In a notorious case a 14-year-old Polish woman was repeatedly denied abortion after having been raped. [...]

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Strasbourg Observers: P and S v. Poland – Adolescence, vulnerability, and reproductive autonomy

Strasbourg Observers: P and S v. Poland - Adolescence, vulnerability, and reproductive autonomy By Johanna Westeson, Regional Director for Europe, Center for Reproductive Rights This week, the European Court of Human Rights issued its decision [...]

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The Sins of Peru

The Sins of Peru For all of the debate about whether abortion should be allowed for victims of rape, there hasn't been much discussion about the actual consequences of prohibiting abortion under such circumstances. Sadly, [...]

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Center for Reproductive Rights Implores the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to Address the Extent to Which El Salvador’s Absolute Abortion Law Criminalizes Women

CRR Implores Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to Address El Salvador's Absolute Abortion Ban (PRESS RELEASE) This week the Center for Reproductive Rights along with local Salvadoran organization Agrupación Ciudadana por la Despenalización del Aborto [...]

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International Day of Decriminalization of Abortion: A Look at Nearly Two Decades of Abortion Law Reform

International Day of Decriminalization of Abortion In 2008, Manuela, a 33-year-old mother of two from El Salvador, was convicted of murder and sentenced to 30 years in prison after suffering severe complications giving birth. From the [...]

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Costa Rica’s IVF Ban and the Future of Reproductive Rights in Latin America

Costa Rica’s IVF Ban and the Future of Reproductive Rights in Latin America Miguel and Ileana worked together for one year at a car dealership in the late 1980s. They fell for each other in [...]

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Inter-American Court of Human Rights Hears Challenge to Costa Rica’s In-Vitro Fertilization Ban; Ruling Will Have Broad Consequences for Reproductive Rights Throughout Latin America

Inter-American Court of Human Rights Hears Challenge to Costa Rica’s In-Vitro Fertilization Ban (PRESS RELEASE) In a case that will affect the ability of women and families throughout Latin America and the Caribbean to make [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

Time for Action

Brazil: Time for Action In August 2011, the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) struck a blow for women worldwide when it recognized—in the first preventable maternal death case to [...]

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Forced Sterilization Preys on Women Living with HIV/AIDS

Preying on Women Living with HIV/AIDS by Lilian Sepúlveda, Director of the Global Legal Program at the Center for Reproductive Rights For almost a decade, I've been working at the Center for Reproductive Rights, a global [...]

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Here’s A Story to Make You Nice and Mad

Here’s A Story to Make You Nice and Mad 07.26.12 - CNN.com is reporting that a pregnant teenager in the Dominican Republic is being denied cancer treatment because of the country's abortion ban. The 16-year-old is [...]

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International Business Times: Abortion Restrictions in 2012

International Business Times:Abortion Restrictions in 2012 By Ashley Portero "Fifteen states have passed nearly 40 laws intended to limit women's reproductive rights within the first six months of 2012, according to a new report from [...]

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PUBLIC SERVICE EUROPE: Spain and Romania Backslide on Abortion

Spain and Romania Backslide on Abortion by Nancy Northup, President & CEO at the Center for Reproductive Rights In recent decades—as an overwhelming preponderance of evidence has established an inextricable link between the availability of [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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