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Irish Government to Provide Monetary Reparations Following Landmark United Nations Abortion Case

Irish Government to Provide Monetary Reparations Following Landmark United Nations Abortion Case (PRESS RELEASE) The Irish government intends to give compensation to Amanda Mellet following a landmark decision from the United Nations Human Rights Committee recognizing [...]

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U.N. Human Rights Committee Concerned by Poland’s Restrictive Abortion Law

U.N. Human Rights Committee Concerned by Poland's Restrictive Abortion Law (PRESS RELEASE) Women in Poland may face risks to their health and lives as a result of the country’s highly restrictive abortion law—according to a [...]

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Salvadoran Court Upholds Freedom of Woman Wrongfully Imprisoned After Miscarriage

Salvadoran Court Upholds Freedom of Woman Wrongfully Imprisoned After Miscarriage (PRESS RELEASE) A Salvadoran woman wrongfully imprisoned after a miscarriage who was absolved and released will remain free, according to the San Salvador Third Criminal [...]

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New Amendment Introduced in El Salvador to Decriminalize Abortion in Certain Circumstances

New Amendment Introduced in El Salvador to Decriminalize Abortion in Certain Circumstances (PRESS RELEASE) This week an amendment to decriminalize abortion in certain circumstances was introduced in El Salvador. If passed, abortion would become legal [...]

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After Massive Public Outcry, Polish Parliament Rejects Total Abortion Ban

After Massive Public Outcry, Polish Parliament Rejects Total Abortion Ban Polish women still face countless obstacles when trying to access safe, legal abortion (PRESS RELEASE) By a vote of 352-58, the Polish Parliament today rejected [...]

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Chile’s Senate Health Commission Approves Abortion Bill

Chile's Senate Health Commission Approves Abortion Bill (PRESS RELEASE) This week Chile’s Senate Health Commission agreed to advance a proposed bill that would allow women to access safe and legal abortion services in cases of [...]

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U.N. Experts Call For Dominican Republic to Repeal Restrictive Abortion Laws

U.N. Experts Call For Dominican Republic to Repeal Restrictive Abortion Laws (PRESS RELEASE) A group of United Nations experts urged President Danilo Medina of the Dominican Republic to work with legislators to protect women and [...]

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New Study: Zika Virus Fueling Online Demand for Abortion Pills in Latin America

New Study: Zika Virus Fueling Online Demand for Abortion Pills in Latin America (PRESS RELEASE) Since the Pan America Health Organization issued its Zika advisory in November 2015, online requests to Women on Web for [...]

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U.N. Committee Finds Ireland’s Abortion Laws Are Cruel, Inhumane and Degrading

U.N. Committee Finds Ireland's Abortion Laws Are Cruel, Inhumane and Degrading (PRESS RELEASE) Ireland’s abortion laws subjected a woman to cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment, according to a landmark decision from the United Nations Human [...]

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Salvadoran Court Releases Woman Wrongfully Imprisoned

Salvadoran Court Releases Woman Wrongfully Imprisoned (PRESS RELEASE) A Salvadoran woman wrongfully imprisoned after a miscarriage is being released, according to the San Salvador Third Tribunal of Sentences (Tribunal Tercero de Sentencia de San Salvador) [...]

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10 Years of Legal Abortion in Colombia

10 Years of Legal Abortion in Colombia (PRESS RELEASE) Today marks 10 years since the Colombian Constitutional Court deemed the country’s blanket ban on abortion unconstitutional and mandated that abortion be legally accessible in some [...]

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New Human Rights Case Filed on Behalf of Peruvian Rape Survivor Denied Emergency Contraception at Public Hospital

New Human Rights Case Filed on Behalf of Peruvian Rape Survivor Denied Emergency Contraception at Public Hospital (PRESS RELEASE) Peru’s ban on the distribution of emergency contraception in public hospitals denied a rape survivor access to [...]

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Peruvian Government Publicly Recognizes Human Rights Violations Against Rape Survivor As Part of Landmark U.N. Abortion Case

Peruvian Government Recognizes Human Rights Violations Against Rape Survivor As Part of Landmark U.N. Abortion Case (PRESS RELEASE) The Peruvian government publicly acknowledged the human rights violations suffered by L.C., a rape survivor who was [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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