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Manila City’s Contraception Ban

In 2000, Executive Order 003 was introduced by former Mayor José "Lito" Atienza of Manila City. It effectively prohibits the use and provision of modern contraception. Because of the contraception ban, public health centers in Manila [...]

Legal Restrictions, Contraception, Legal Restrictions,Asia, Philippines,In the Courts,Uncategorized

World Abortion Laws 2009 Fact Sheet

Currently, 61% of the world's people live in countries where induced abortion is permitted either for a wide range of reasons or without restriction as to reason. In contrast, about 26% of all people reside [...]

Abortion,Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America & Caribbean, United States,Reporting on Rights,Publications

Nepal: Ensure Reproductive Healthcare for Every Woman

Seven years ago this month, on September 27, 2002, Nepal took a historic step forward for women by decriminalizing abortion. The Center is now calling on the country to take concrete steps to fulfill its [...]

Abortion, Other Barriers, Contraception, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care,Asia, Nepal,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Uncategorized

Court Orders Nepal to Improve Women’s Access to Abortion

Government must set up abortion fund and promote availability of abortion services New York—Today, Nepal’s Supreme Court ordered the Nepal government to enact a comprehensive abortion law to guarantee that women have access to safe [...]

Abortion,Asia, Nepal,Uncategorized

Maternal Mortality in India: A Human Rights Crisis

In a new report, the Center for Reproductive Rights calls for legal action in response to India's staggering maternal mortality problem. Despite the country's growing economy and an ambitious rural health initiative, over 100,000 women [...]

Maternal Health, Maternal Mortality,Asia, India,Reporting on Rights,News

Philippine Supreme Court Dismisses Plea to Revoke Contraception Ban

In a major blow to women's human rights, the Philippine Supreme Court has rejected a plea to strike down a devastating contraception ban in Manila City.  The case was filed by twenty Manila citizens whose [...]

Legal Restrictions, Contraception, Legal Restrictions,Asia, Philippines,In the Courts,Uncategorized

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