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Convicted for ‘advertising’ abortion, German doctors are fighting to share the facts

In this CNN article about a German law that prevents doctors from “advertising for abortion,” or even publishing information on abortion on their websites, Leah Hoctor, the Center for Reproductive Rights' regional director for Europe, [...]

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In Europe, Coronavirus Created an Obstacle Course for Safe Abortions

The New York Times quotes Leah Hoctor, Europe director of the Center for Reproductive Rights, in an article on how border closings and Covid-19 cases during the coronavirus pandemic have affected access to abortion services [...]

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Women’s Strike Defeats Abortion Ban in Poland

Women’s Strike Defeats Abortion Ban in Poland On October 3, seven million women in Poland went on strike, outraged by a proposal that would completely ban abortion—and punish women who end a pregnancy with up [...]

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The Economist: Fertile grounds for hope

The Economist: Fertile grounds for hope Evelyne Opondo * SIR - Although it is true that modern contraception could play an important role in lowering birth rates in sub-Saharan Africa, governments must ensure that women [...]

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Daily Beast: Why Does Spain Love Gay Marriage But Hate Abortion?

Daily Beast: Why Does Spain Love Gay Marriage But Hate Abortion? Emily Shire Spain’s about to become the most repressive country in the EU when it comes to abortion rights—even as it has embraced gay [...]

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Reuters: IWD 2014: No equality without reproductive autonomy

Reuters: IWD 2014: No equality without reproductive autonomy Nancy Northup Earlier this year, France’s National Assembly moved to amend its country’s laws to reaffirm women’s absolute right to end a pregnancy through the first 12 [...]

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New York Times: Spain’s regressive abortion bill

New York Times: Spain’s regressive abortion bill Johanna Westeson Regarding “Spain’s alarming abortion debate” (Editorial, Jan. 18): When a country severely restricts women’s access to abortion, as Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is proposing in Spain, [...]

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The Guardian: Irish abortion ban case taken to UN Human Rights Committee

The Guardian: Irish abortion ban case taken to UN Human Rights Committee Henry McDonald Ireland's continued ban on most abortions has come under attack nationally and internationally, with campaigners calling for a referendum on termination [...]

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Reuters: Uganda women unable to get contraception, dying from unsafe abortions

Reuters: Uganda women unable to get contraception, dying from unsafe abortions By Katy Nigiro NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Uganda has one of the world’s highest unmet needs for contraception, leading almost 300,000 women to [...]

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Christian Science Monitor: Campaign against female genital mutilation gaining ground support, results

Christian Science Monitor: Campaign against female genital mutilation gaining ground support, results By Ryan Lenora Brown "In many parts of the Kween District of eastern Uganda, women are divided into two distinct categories 'There are [...]

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Kenya Broadcasting Corporation: Center files case on unlawful detention

Kenya Broadcasting Corporation: Center files case on unlawful detention "The Center for Reproductive Rights has Friday filed a case before the High Court of Kenya on behalf of two women who were illegally detained in [...]

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RH Reality Check: Silence and Denial Don’t Work: Ireland, Malta, the European Union and the Lessons of Savita’s Death

RH Reality Check: Silence and Denial Don't Work: Ireland, Malta, the European Union and the Lessons of Savita's Death by Johanna Westeson, Regional Director for Europe at the Center for Reproductive Rights Much has been [...]

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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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