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Call on Costa Rica Now

For too long, women in Costa Rica have been denied legal abortion services—help us fight back. Your voice counts – sign the petition now to urge the Costa Rican government to permit women to receive [...]

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Chile Makes History

After a decade of advocacy by the Center and partners, Chile is lifting its total abortion ban. [UPDATE] In a monumental victory for women’s reproductive rights in Chile, the government’s Constitutional Tribunal voted to decriminalize [...]

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Justice for Francisca

The Center successfully pursued the first-ever forced sterilization case of a person living with HIV in Latin America. For many women, having a child is one of the best days of their lives. For Francisca, [...]

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Chile Looks Forward

A promising piece of legislation could ease one of the world’s most extreme abortion bans. This past March, a 25-year-old woman suffering from terrible abdominal pain and vaginal bleeding sought emergency care at the hospital—where [...]

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What a Sham

An increasingly widespread brand of abortion regulations restricts women’s fundamental rights under the pretext of protecting their health. “Why is there an RV in our parking lot?” Amy Hagstrom Miller, owner of Whole Woman’s Health, [...]

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A Walk in Her Shoes

When anti-choice leaders push unconstitutional 20-week abortion bans, they ignore the woman standing at the center of the equation. Days shy of 20 weeks pregnant, Whitney went in for a routine ultrasound and her world [...]

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Our Top Five

In the face of ongoing, aggressive attacks on reproductive freedom in 2014, we continued to give our all to protect women’s fundamental rights—with big results. Keep up the momentum in 2015. Donate today. Here are [...]

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Forced Sterilization in Chile

Forced Sterilization in Chile Francisca, a young Chilean woman, describes the day her only son was born as the worst and the best day of her life. The best—for obvious reasons. The worst—for reasons almost too [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

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Human Rights v. World Cup

Human Rights v. World Cup “How can we balance our love of the game with our commitment to human rights?” asks Human Rights Watch Deputy Director, Iain Levine, in his timely opinion piece in Foreign [...]

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UN CEDAW Pushes Chile to Guarantee Rights of Women Living with HIV

UN CEDAW Pushes Chile to Guarantee Rights of Women Living with HIV The United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) finished its periodic reports on Chile and, in October, issued concluding [...]

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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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Reproductive Rights Violations—Torture By Any Other Name

A woman living with HIV in Chile is forcibly sterilized while unconscious and undergoing a cesarean delivery. A Kenyan woman, along with her newborn child, is detained for weeks by hospital staff in miserable conditions. [...]

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In the Name of Alyne: A Historic Human Rights Victory

Alyne da Silva Pimentel would have been 37 years old today if Brazil’s government had honored its responsibility to protect her fundamental human rights. Instead, because she was poor and Afro-Brazilian, she died in 2002 [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

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