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Slovakia’s Parliament rejects harmful restrictions on safe abortion care

Today the Slovak Parliament rejected draft legislation that would have severely restricted women’s access to abortion care and subjected women to a series of humiliating and medically inaccurate and unnecessary requirements prior to accessing abortion. [...]

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Center for Reproductive Rights Releases New Brief of European Abortion Laws

Europe leads the world with its number of liberalized laws on abortion, but many women still face access barriers due to regulatory restrictions or regressive threats (PRESS RELEASE) --A new comparative overview of European abortion [...]

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Joint Statement issued by Center for Reproductive Rights, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, International Planned Parenthood Federation European Network

Joint Statement on Restrictive Legislation in Slovakia As members of Slovakia’s parliament debate proposed legislation that, if enacted, will potentially impede women’s access to abortion services, Amnesty International, Center for Reproductive Rights, Human Rights Watch [...]

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U.N. Security Council affirms Women, Peace and Security Agenda

(New York)--Today, the United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted resolution 2493 during the opening moments of the Security Council Annual Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security (WPS) and marks the tenth resolution since the [...]

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Inter-American Commission on Human Rights files case of Manuela vs. El Salvador before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights

Bogotá, New York, San Salvador (PRESS RELEASE) -- The Center for Reproductive Rights and its local partner in El Salvador, Agrupación Ciudadana para la Despenalización del Aborto, celebrate the decision taken by the Inter-American Commission [...]

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Court Rules Northern Irish Abortion Law Violates Women’s Human Rights

(Geneva)—The Center for Reproductive Rights welcomes today’s judgement from the Northern Irish High Court which ruled that Northern Ireland’s highly restrictive abortion law contravenes women’s human rights. The Center intervened as a third party in [...]

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UK Parliament votes to extend abortion and same-sex marriage rights in Northern Ireland

(GENEVA)--In a 332 to 99 vote, the UK Parliament has just adopted provisions calling for the decriminalization of abortion in Northern Ireland.  “This is a major step towards the advancement of reproductive rights in Northern [...]

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The World’s Abortion Laws: Supplemental Publications

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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Center for Reproductive Rights Statement on the postponement of human rights treaty bodies

Center for Reproductive Rights Statement on the postponement of human rights treaty bodies In a recent letter to treaty body chairs, Michelle Bachelet, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, announced that due to [...]

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Voces Ignoradas: Experiencias de Mujeres con el Virus del Zika – Colombia

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Voces Ignoradas: Experiencias de Mujeres con el Virus del Zika – La Respuesta Global

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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