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European Abortion Laws: Where Do They Stand?

The Center for Reproductive Rights monitors and analyzes European abortion laws and advocates for reform of laws to ensure that they reflect international human rights standards and best medical practice. For more than 80 years [...]

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New Report Addresses Concerns Regarding Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in the Regional Humanitarian Response to the War in Ukraine

Report by the Regional Gender Task Force developed by the Center and other organizations.

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Washington Post Op-ed Counters Claims that U.S. Abortion Restrictions Are Aligned with European Laws

Leah Hoctor, the Center's senior regional director for Europe, calls claims by Senator Lindsey Graham and others "simply untrue."

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Global Trends: Abortion Rights 2022

An infographic showing the global trends in abortion rights.

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With its Regression on Abortion Rights, the U.S. is a Global Outlier

The United States is one of only four countries that has rolled back abortion rights since 1994.

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Global Trends: Abortion Rights 2022

An infographic showing the global trends in abortion rights.

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Center for Reproductive Rights Condemns Prosecution of Polish Human Rights Defender Justyna Wydrzyńska 

13.07.2022 (PRESS RELEASE): On Thursday the Praga Południe District Court in Poland’s capital Warsaw will hold its next hearing in the case of human rights defender Justyna Wydrzyńska. Wydrzyńska has been accused of helping a woman [...]

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Amicus on the Prosecution of Polish Human Rights Defender

The Center for Reproductive Rights presented an amicus to the Praga Południe District Court in Warsaw, Poland in the case of human rights defender Justyna Wydrzyńska. Wydrzyńska has been accused of helping a woman in [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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Joint Initiative Addresses SRHR Needs of Women and Girls Fleeing the War in Ukraine card link

Joint Initiative Addresses SRHR Needs of Women and Girls Fleeing the War in Ukraine

The Center for Reproductive Rights and national partners in key countries are undertaking a joint initiative aimed at addressing sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) of women and girls impacted by the war in Ukraine.  

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Leading Organizations From 28 Countries Call on European Leaders to Act Now to Protect Access to Abortion

28 June 2022 - Following last week’s decision by the United States Supreme Court in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, today leading organizations, working to advance sexual and reproductive health and rights in over [...]

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Protecting Abortion Access in Europe – A Call to Action

Following a decision by the United States Supreme Court taking away the constitutional right to abortion, the Center for Reproductive Rights joined more than 130 leading organizations, working to advance sexual and reproductive health and [...]

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European Abortion Laws: A Comparative Overview

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Germany Eradicates Harmful Ban on Abortion Information

06.24.22 (PRESS RELEASE) Today the German Bundestag has repealed §219a of the German Criminal Code removing a harmful ban on information provision on abortion by medical professionals. The ban prohibited doctors and other medical professionals [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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