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New Human Rights Case Filed On Behalf of Salvadoran Women Who Miscarried and Are Wrongfully Imprisoned

New Human Rights Case Filed On Behalf of Salvadoran Women Who Miscarried and Are Wrongfully Imprisoned (PRESS RELEASE) Countless Salvadoran women with pregnancy complications continue to be arrested on suspicion of an abortion and later [...]

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They Almost Killed Me

They Almost Killed Me A Salvadoran woman testifies about the abuse she suffered in jail after being imprisoned for having a miscarriage. And the Center fights back. When Cristina Quintanilla spoke into the microphone at [...]

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U.N. Committee: Russia and Slovakia Must Remove Waiting Periods and Other Barriers to Safe and Legal Abortion

U.N. Committee: Russia and Slovakia Must Remove Waiting Periods and Other Barriers to Safe and Legal Abortion (PRESS RELEASE) The governments of Russia and Slovakia are undermining women’s human rights by introducing retrogressive barriers in [...]

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Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Holds Hearing On Wrongful Imprisonment of Salvadoran Women Who Miscarry

Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Holds Hearing On Wrongful Imprisonment of Salvadoran Women Who Miscarry (PRESS RELEASE) Reproductive rights advocates testified today in Washington, D.C. about the human rights violations women in El Salvador suffer [...]

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55 Members of Congress Call on Secretary of State John Kerry to Review Cases of Salvadoran Women Wrongfully Imprisoned for Pregnancy Complications

55 Members of Congress Call on John Kerry to Review Cases of Salvadoran Women Wrongfully Imprisoned (PRESS RELEASE) Today Representatives Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Norma J. Torres delivered a letter from 55 Member of Congress [...]

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Letter to Kerry on Las 17 in El Salvador

Letter to Kerry on Las 17 in El Salvador  

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Groundbreaking European Court of Human Rights judgment on access to prenatal testing and abortion

In a 2011 groundbreaking judgment, R.R. v. Poland, the European Court held that Poland’s failure to provide a woman timely access to prenatal genetic testing and information allowing her to make an informed decision about [...]

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Joint submission to the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers regarding implementation of R.R. v Poland (2015)

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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El Salvador Must Respond to Charges of Human Rights Violations Related to Woman’s Imprisonment and Death Under Criminal Abortion Ban

El Salvador Must Respond to Charges of Human Rights Violations Related to Woman’s Imprisonment Under Abortion Ban Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Demands Response to Petition Filed By Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice Organizations (PRESS [...]

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Miscarriage of Justice

Unjustly convicted of homicide after experiencing a miscarriage, Guadalupe is at last free. But there are many more women like her who are not. Last week, Guadalupe spent her first night at home as a [...]

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El Salvador Releases One Woman Wrongfully Imprisoned, But Refuses to Pardon 15 Others

El Salvador Releases One Woman Wrongfully Imprisoned, But Refuses to Pardon 15 Others (PRESS RELEASE) On the same day local advocates celebrate the official release of “Guadalupe”—a rape survivor who became pregnant, suffered an obstetric [...]

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Justice Undone

Under El Salvador’s extreme abortion ban, 17 women have been wrongfully criminalized and imprisoned. Take action to free them. With one of the world’s most extreme abortion bans, El Salvador prohibits women from receiving an [...]

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El Salvador Issues Pardon of Woman Wrongfully Imprisoned for Pregnancy Complications

El Salvador Issues Pardon of Woman Wrongfully Imprisoned for Pregnancy Complications After a failed vote last week, Salvadoran Congress approves pardon for woman serving a 30 year sentence as a result of country’s extreme abortion [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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