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21 Members Of Congress Call On El Salvador To Decriminalize Abortion

21 Members Of Congress Call On El Salvador To Decriminalize Abortion (PRESS RELEASE) Today Representatives Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Norma J. Torres delivered a letter from 21 Members of Congress, including House Foreign Affairs Committee [...]

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Salvadoran Woman Wrongfully Imprisoned After Miscarriage Granted Asylum

Salvadoran Woman Wrongfully Imprisoned After Miscarriage Granted Asylum (PRESS RELEASE) This week the Swedish Migration Agency granted asylum to Maria Teresa, a Salvadoran woman wrongfully imprisoned after a miscarriage who was absolved and released in [...]

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Perú Reopens Criminal Investigation Into Mass Forced Sterilizations

Perú Reopens Criminal Investigation Into Mass Forced Sterilizations (PRESS RELEASE) The Peruvian government will reopen its criminal investigation into the forced sterilization of hundreds of thousands of women and men in the 1990s—according to a [...]

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United Nations Human Rights Council Urged to Address Lack of Access to Contraceptives and Family Planning

United Nations Human Rights Council Urged to Address Lack of Access to Contraceptives and Family Planning (PRESS RELEASE) The governments of Argentina, Denmark, Ethiopia, and Morocco are leading a group of more than 60 states [...]

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Access to EC in Latin America Takes Center Stage at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

Access to EC in Latin America Takes Center Stage at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Center for Reproductive Rights Participates In Public Hearing Addressing Restrictions on Emergency Contraception at the 149th Period of Sessions [...]

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High Court in Colombia Refuses to Outlaw “Morning-After Pill”

Council of State of Colombia Rules that Drug Doesn't Violate Right to Life NEW YORK -- Today, the Center for Reproductive Rights applauded a decision by Colombia's highest administrative court not to deny women legal [...]

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Center for Reproductive Rights Denounces Chilean Constitutional Tribunal’s Decision to Ban Distribution of “Morning-after Pill” in Public Facilities

"This ban treats women in Chile as second-class citizens by inhibiting their options and their ability to decide whether and when to have children. It is yet another abhorrent example of religiously motivated judges holding [...]

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Center Joins Couples’ Legal Battle Against Costa Rica’s IVF Ban

Case Before Inter-American Commission Could Have Repercussions in U.S. Washington, D.C. In a case that could undermine women’s access to reproductive technologies, contraception and abortion across North, Central and South America— including the United States— [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

Young Mexican Rape Victim Speaks Out on Her 18th Birthday, Urging the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to Formally Admit Her Case

Today, with the support of international human rights groups, Paulina, a young rape victim from Mexico, is asking the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to formally admit her legal petition so that negotiations can begin [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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