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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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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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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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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06.24.22 (PRESS RELEASE) Today the German Bundestag has repealed §219a of the German Criminal Code removing a harmful ban on information provision on abortion by medical professionals.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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Statement on the Needs of Women and Girl Refugees in Europe

The Center urges the European and international communities to guarantee the SRHR of all refugees and asylum seekers in Europe.

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The European Parliament Expresses Concern About Backsliding on Reproductive Rights in the United States

06.09.2022 (PRESS RELEASE) -- In a resolution on global threats to abortion rights adopted today by a large majority, the European Parliament expressed serious concern about the potential eradication of constitutional rights protection for abortion [...]

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Report: Poor Policies Contributed to Spike in Unintended Pregnancies and Unsafe Abortions at the Height of COVID-19 Pandemic in Five African Countries

NAIROBI, 19 May 2022- A new report reveals that women and girls from households living on lower incomes in five African countries faced multiple barriers in accessing sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services at the [...]

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Civil Society Calls on European and other Global Leaders to Protect the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of Women and Girls Fleeing Ukraine Conflict

Brussels, 17 March 2022 (Press Release) – Today more than 90 organizations called on European authorities and the international community to urgently protect the health of women and girls fleeing the conflict in Ukraine. In a [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

Center for Reproductive Rights Statement on the Invasion of Ukraine by the Russian Federation card link

Center for Reproductive Rights Statement on the Invasion of Ukraine by the Russian Federation

Following the invasion of Ukraine by the Russian Federation, the Center for Reproductive Rights expresses its deep solidarity with the people of Ukraine at this devastating time. We stand with our civil society partners and [...]

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Regression on Abortion Access Harms Women in Poland

26 January 2022 – One year after the ruling of Poland’s discredited Constitutional Tribunal banning access to abortion in almost all circumstances took effect, its devastating impact on the lives of women and all those [...]

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Council of Europe Committee of Ministers Urges Poland to Ensure Access to Lawful Abortion Care

12.03.2021 - On 2 December 2021, the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe issued a issued a decision strongly urging Poland to adopt, without further delay, long overdue clear and unified procedures for access [...]

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Poland: A Year On, Abortion Ruling Harms Women

For Immediate Release (Brussels, October 19, 2021) – Women, girls, and all pregnant people have faced extreme barriers to accessing legal abortions in the year since a Constitutional Tribunal ruling virtually banned legal abortion in Poland, 14 human [...]

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Regressive Anti-Equality Threats to SRHR in Europe

In recent years there have been repeated attempts to roll back legal and policy protections for gender equality and sexual and reproductive health and rights in parts of Europe. In a number of different countries, [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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