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Defending Rights & Saving Lives: 2010 Accomplishments

No woman should have to risk her life because she cannot get the essential reproductive care she deserves. This tenet is the cornerstone of the Center for Reproductive Rights work. Looking back at 2010, the [...]

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Manila City Denounced for Contraception Ban

The Center applauds the Philippine Commission on Human Rights (PCHR) for its strong statement calling for the revocation of Manila City's ban on contraception, categorizing it as in violation of human rights obligations, and urging [...]

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CRR in the Field: Payal Shah

Since 1992, the Center's innovative legal work has fundamentally transformed the landscape of reproductive health and rights worldwide, and has already strengthened laws and policies in more than 50 countries. CRR in the Field is [...]

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Download Report: Imposing Misery (Updated Edition)

The Center’s report Imposing Misery, released in 2007, highlighted the devastating effects of an Executive Order (EO) that, for the past ten years, has acted as a de facto ban on modern forms of contraception [...]

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Download Report: Forsaken Lives

Criminal bans on abortion are harmful not only to women but also undermine entire health systems. The report, Forsaken Lives: The Harmful Impact of the Philippine Criminal Abortion Ban, documents the experiences of women in [...]

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Forsaken Lives:The Harmful Impact of the Philippine Criminal Abortion Ban

The Philippines is one of the few countries in the world to criminalize abortion in all circumstances with no clear exceptions. As a consequence, women in the Philippines continue to die or suffer grave complications [...]

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Philippines Must Act on Magna Carta of Women

After languishing for more than 10 years in three different congresses, the Magna Carta of Women (Magna Carta), Republic Act 9710, was signed into law by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo of the Philippines on August 14, [...]

Abortion, Legal Protections, Contraception, Emergency Contraception, Legal Protections, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care,Asia, Philippines,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,News

Facts on Abortion in the Philippines: Criminalization and a General Ban on Abortion

The Center for Reproductive Rights works nationally and internationally to expand access to reproductive healthcare for women around the world. We have conducted years of investigative research into the status of reproductive rights in the [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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