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Submission to the CEDAW Regarding J.D. et al. v. the Czech Republic

Submission by the Center for Reproductive Rights to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women Regarding J.D. et al. v. the Czech Republic, CEDAW Communication No. 102/2016, 24 November 2017

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Letter regarding Spanish abortion law reform

The Center together with 21 other international and national NGOs today called on Spain’s ruling Popular Party to withdraw a bill that would force 16 and 17-year-old girls to obtain the consent of their parents [...]

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Spain: Abortion Bill Endangers Girls

Spain: Abortion Bill Endangers Girls Popular Party Should Abandon Parental Consent Requirement (PRESS RELEASE) Spain’s ruling Popular Party should withdraw a bill that would force 16 and 17-year-old girls to obtain the consent of their parents [...]

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Spain Halts Extreme Abortion Law

Spain Halts Extreme Abortion Law News follows resignation of Spanish Minister of Justice Alberto Ruiz Gallardón (PRESS RELEASE) Today Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy announced the withdrawal of a draft bill that would have criminalized [...]

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French President Approves Gender Equality Law

French President Approves Gender Equality Law (PRESS RELEASE) France affirms that women can obtain an abortion without restriction as to reason during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy with passage of a sweeping gender equality [...]

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At U.N. Human Rights Council, Slovakia Announces Plan to Increase Access to Modern Contraceptives

At U.N. Human Rights Council, Slovakia Announces Plan to Increase Access to Modern Contraceptives (PRESS RELEASE) At the close of its Universal Periodic Review (UPR) by the United Nations Human Rights Council, the Slovak government [...]

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Spain Abortion Bill Violates Human Rights

Spain Abortion Bill Violates Human Rights (PRESS RELEASE) The Spanish government should protect women’s access to safe and legal abortion by scrapping draft legislation that would ban abortion with only severely limited exceptions, according to [...]

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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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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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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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Spain Taking Cue from Poland With Restrictive Abortion Law

Spain Taking Cue from Poland With Restrictive Abortion Law By Johanna Westeson, Regional Director for Europe at the Center for Reproductive Rights Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy wants to make most abortions in his country [...]

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Spaniards Reject Plan to Restrict Abortion

Spaniards Reject Plan to Restrict Abortion A new poll published in the Spanish daily newspaper El País shows that Spain’s ruling conservative party is losing popularity in part because of its recent effort to restrict [...]

Abortion,Europe, Spain,Reporting on Rights

Czech Government Apologizes to Victims of Forced Sterilization

                The Center for Reproductive Rights congratulates the Czech Republic on being the first country in the region to acknowledge that Roma women have been forcibly sterilized. In [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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