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Slovakia’s Parliament rejects harmful restrictions on safe abortion care

Today the Slovak Parliament rejected draft legislation that would have severely restricted women’s access to abortion care and subjected women to a series of humiliating and medically inaccurate and unnecessary requirements prior to accessing abortion. [...]

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Center for Reproductive Rights Releases New Brief of European Abortion Laws

Europe leads the world with its number of liberalized laws on abortion, but many women still face access barriers due to regulatory restrictions or regressive threats (PRESS RELEASE) --A new comparative overview of European abortion [...]

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Joint Statement issued by Center for Reproductive Rights, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, International Planned Parenthood Federation European Network

Joint Statement on Restrictive Legislation in Slovakia As members of Slovakia’s parliament debate proposed legislation that, if enacted, will potentially impede women’s access to abortion services, Amnesty International, Center for Reproductive Rights, Human Rights Watch [...]

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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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Court Rules Northern Irish Abortion Law Violates Women’s Human Rights

(Geneva)—The Center for Reproductive Rights welcomes today’s judgement from the Northern Irish High Court which ruled that Northern Ireland’s highly restrictive abortion law contravenes women’s human rights. The Center intervened as a third party in [...]

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Northern Ireland Takes Critical Step Toward Decriminalization of Abortion

Northern Ireland Takes Critical Step Toward Decriminalization of Abortion In contrast to the recent proliferation of abortion bans and restrictions throughout the United States, the overall global trend is toward the liberalization of abortion laws [...]

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UK Parliament votes to extend abortion and same-sex marriage rights in Northern Ireland

(GENEVA)--In a 332 to 99 vote, the UK Parliament has just adopted provisions calling for the decriminalization of abortion in Northern Ireland.  “This is a major step towards the advancement of reproductive rights in Northern [...]

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Unequal Access to Maternal Health Care in the EU

Access to quality maternal health care is a human right to which all women and girls are entitled. Regardless of nationality, ethnicity, race, or any other social, economic or political affiliation, all pregnant persons are [...]

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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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Pakistan Court Orders Implementation of Measures to Address Obstetric Fistula

Pakistan Court Orders Implementation of Measures to Address Obstetric Fistula The Center for Reproductive rights welcomes a ruling by the Sindh High Court in Pakistan directing the government to implement measures to provide access to [...]

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Reproductive Rights Developments in Europe

    Reproductive Rights Developments in Europe Round-Up of Abortion Law Reform in 2018 and a Preview of Prospective Developments in 2019           This Bulletin provides an overview of key legal [...]

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The forgotten, rejected and neglected women of Pakistan: Kiran’s story.

Government of Sindh must take action to protect the thousands of women afflicted with obstetric fistula UPDATE, January 2019: In response to the petition, the Health Department of Sindh has committed to establishing four fistula [...]

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