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European Parliament Rejects Resolution on Sexual and Reproductive Rights

European Parliament Rejects Resolution on Sexual and Reproductive Rights (PRESS RELEASE) By a margin of seven votes, the European Parliament rejected a resolution today that called for access to safe and legal abortion, contraceptive services, [...]

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A Human Rights Crisis

Nuestro Texas is a major effort that seeks to mobilize women in Texas’s Rio Grande Valley to fight for their health and human rights. Ida was getting “desperate.” The mother of two had received a [...]

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Ending the Shame

No great leaps in medical technology will ever alter the reality that a certain percentage of pregnancies fail for natural, unavoidable reasons. What can, and what in fact must, change is the care women receive [...]

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Fighting for Women in Ireland

Fighting for Women in Ireland On Nov 13, the Center for Reproductive Rights joined with the Irish organization Doctors for Choice to stand with three women who were forced to leave the country to terminate [...]

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Irish Woman Forced to Travel Abroad for Abortion Brings Case to United Nations

Irish Woman Forced to Travel Abroad for Abortion Brings Case to U.N. (PRESS RELEASE) Today the Center for Reproductive Rights filed a case before the United Nations Human Rights Committee on behalf of Amanda Mellet [...]

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European Parliament Postpones Vote For Report on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

European Parliament Delays Adoption of Reproductive Health Report (PRESS RELEASE) In a 351 to 319 vote Tuesday, members of the European Parliament delayed the adoption of a report calling on all European Union members to [...]

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Ireland President Michael D. Higgins Signs Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013 Into Law

Ireland President Michael D. Higgins Signs Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013 Into Law Legislation Only For Women Whose Live Are At Risk Fails to Expand Access to Safe and Legal Abortion (PRESS RELEASE) [...]

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Ireland To Enact Abortion Legislation Only For Women Whose Lives Are At Risk

Ireland To Enact Abortion Legislation Only For Women Whose Lives Are At Risk Seanad Approves Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill, Legislation Fails to Expand Access to Safe and Legal Abortion (PRESS RELEASE) After a [...]

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Dáil Approves Ireland Abortion Legislation Only For Women Whose Lives Are At Risk

Dáil Approves Ireland Abortion Legislation Only For Women Whose Lives Are At Risk Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013 Goes to the Seanad For Final Vote, Legislation Fails to Expand Access to Safe and [...]

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Ireland’s Law a Modest Step Forward

Ireland’s Law a Modest Step Forward Technically, abortion has been legal in Ireland for two decades, but under extremely narrow circumstances. In practical terms, though, legal exceptions to a near total ban on abortion were [...]

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Irish Government Agrees on Abortion Legislation For Women Whose Lives Are at Risk

Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill Does Little to Expand Access to Safe and Legal Abortion (PRESS RELEASE) The Irish government published yesterday the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill 2013, new abortion legislation designed, [...]

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No Relief in Ireland

No Relief in Ireland When Amanda Kellet and James Burke went to a Dublin hospital for their 21-week ultrasound, they were looking forward to finding out whether they were having a boy or a girl. [...]

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New Legislation Introduced in Ireland Would Provide Needed Clarity on Legal Abortion For Women Suffering Life-Threatening Conditions

New Legislation in Ireland Would Provide Clarity on Legal Abortion For Women Suffering Life-Threatening Conditions (PRESS RELEASE) The Irish government published yesterday the first outline of new abortion legislation aimed at providing doctors and individuals [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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