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Polish Parliament Must Reject Regressive Proposals on Sexual and Reproductive Rights

We are deeply concerned by relentless attempts to roll back sexual and reproductive rights in Poland. On 15 and 16 April Poland’s Parliament will again debate two draft bills that would severely limit access to [...]

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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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Women’s Strike Defeats Abortion Ban in Poland

Women’s Strike Defeats Abortion Ban in Poland On October 3, seven million women in Poland went on strike, outraged by a proposal that would completely ban abortion—and punish women who end a pregnancy with up [...]

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Pursuit of Justice

Pursuit of Justice The story of Polish daughter and mother P and S is deeply complicated. P, a teenager, was raped and became pregnant as a consequence. She wanted to terminate the pregnancy and had [...]

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The world became a better place

The world became a better place by Johanna Westeson, Regional Director for Europe at the Center for Reproductive Rights In a notorious case a 14-year-old Polish woman was repeatedly denied abortion after having been raped. [...]

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Strasbourg Observers: P and S v. Poland – Adolescence, vulnerability, and reproductive autonomy

Strasbourg Observers: P and S v. Poland - Adolescence, vulnerability, and reproductive autonomy By Johanna Westeson, Regional Director for Europe, Center for Reproductive Rights This week, the European Court of Human Rights issued its decision [...]

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European Court Issues Momentous Decision Against Poland, Says Legal Abortion Following Rape Must Be Ensured

European Court Issues Momentous Decision Against Poland, Says Legal Abortion Following Rape Must Be Ensured (PRESS RELEASE) - This week the European Court of Human Rights ruled in a landmark case that Poland violated an [...]

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Millions of European Women Struggle to Access Contraception

Members of European Parliament Host Roundtable on Human Rights Violations, Gender Discrimination (PRESS RELEASE) Millions of women living in European Union member states still cannot access affordable contraception or even get accurate information about it [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

RH Reality Check: Many International Agreements Later, Girls and Young Women Worldwide Still Lack Basic Rights

By Louise Finer, International Advocacy Manager, Center for Reproductive Rights Moldova is one of more than two dozen countries that celebrate International Women’s Day — March 8 — as a holiday, with an official day [...]

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Toward Freedom: Eastern Europe’s Conservative Crackdown on Reproductive Freedom

By Jake Blumgart "Across Eastern and Central Europe, as unemployment surges and the European Union dithers, nationalist conservative and far right parties are on the march. Emboldened right-wing leaders are resurrecting debates around abortion and [...]

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IntLawGrrls: Rights-Based Approach to Sex-Selection

By Johanna Westeson, Regional Director for Europe, Center for Reproductive Rights A 28-year-old pregnant woman sat in a doctor’s office in Albania with tears streaming down her face. The doctor had just informed her that [...]

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The Center’s Comments to the Polish Parliament on a Proposal to Ban Abortion

The Center for Reproductive Rights and the Polish Federation for Women and Family Planning submitted these comments to members of the Polish Parliament with respect to the bill “On the Protection of Human Life from [...]

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Poland Rejects Bill Banning Abortion

The Center for Reproductive Rights applauds the Polish Parliament’s rejection of a bill that sought to impose an absolute ban on abortion. Nevertheless, in light of the harmful impact of Poland’s failure to ensure access [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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