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Chilean Government Publicly Apologizes to a Woman Who was Sterilized Without Her Consent Based on HIV Status  card link

Chilean Government Publicly Apologizes to a Woman Who was Sterilized Without Her Consent Based on HIV Status 

Today, a Chilean woman named Francisca received a public apology from the Chilean government for having been sterilized without her authorization after giving birth in 2002.

SRHR General,Latin America & Caribbean, Chile,In the Courts,News

Oklahoma Becomes First State to Entirely Ban Abortion

05.25.2022 – (PRESS RELEASE) Today, Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt signed into law H.B. 4327, a citizen-enforced total ban on abortion that took effect today immediately upon signature. Oklahoma is now the only state in the [...]

Abortion,United States,In the Courts,News

Report: Poor Policies Contributed to Spike in Unintended Pregnancies and Unsafe Abortions at the Height of COVID-19 Pandemic in Five African Countries

NAIROBI, 19 May 2022- A new report reveals that women and girls from households living on lower incomes in five African countries faced multiple barriers in accessing sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services at the [...]

SRHR General,Africa, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Uganda,Reporting on Rights,Press Releases

Bill to Protect Abortion Rights Falls Short of Passage in Second Senate Vote

PRESS STATEMENT  05.11.22  Statement from Nancy Northup, president & CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights:  “This is an unprecedented moment. We are likely on the precipice of losing Roe v. Wade, and with it [...]

Abortion,United States,Engaging Policymakers, In Washington D.C., U.S. Congressional Advocacy,News

Vigilante Abortion Ban Takes Effect in Oklahoma

05.03.2022 – (PRESS RELEASE) Today, the Oklahoma Supreme Court declined to immediately block a citizen-enforced ban on abortion after about six weeks of pregnancy (S.B. 1503). The Oklahoma state legislature passed the ban on April [...]

Abortion,United States,In the Courts,News

Reaction to POLITICO Reporting on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization

Statement from Nancy Northup, president and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights: “We don't know if the document as reported by Politico is legitimate, and we don't know if it represents the views of [...]

Abortion,United States,In the Courts,News

Legal Challenges Filed to Block Two Extreme Oklahoma Abortion Bans

04.28.2022 – (PRESS RELEASE) Today, a coalition of Oklahoma abortion providers and a reproductive justice organization filed two separate challenges in state court to block two different abortion bans passed during the 2022 state legislative [...]

Abortion,United States,In the Courts,News

Statement on the Release of the U.S. State Department’s 2021 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices  

04.12.2022 (STATEMENT) On April 12, the Biden-Harris administration released the 2021 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices (Human Rights Reports), restoring reporting on the status of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) in nearly [...]

Humanitarian Settings, SRHR General,Engaging Policymakers, U.S. Administrative Advocacy,News

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

Oklahoma Governor Signs Total Abortion Ban

04.12.2022 – (PRESS STATEMENT) Today, Gov. Kevin Stitt signed a ban on abortion (S.B. 612), which makes performing an abortion a felony, punishable by up to 10 years in prison and/or a $100,000 fine. The [...]

Abortion,United States,In the Courts,News

Historic Senate Vote Confirms Ketanji Brown Jackson as an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

PRESS STATEMENT 04.07.22 Statement from Nancy Northup, President and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights: The Center for Reproductive Rights congratulates Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson on her confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court and [...]

Abortion,United States,In Washington D.C.,News

Another Woman Unjustly Convicted due to Pregnancy Complication is Released in El Salvador 

03.29.2022 (PRESS STATEMENT) – In El Salvador, another woman—of the many unjustly convicted for homicide after an accusation of a suspected abortion—was released after serving more than 13 years in prison. Maritza, whose full name [...]

Abortion,Latin America & Caribbean, El Salvador,In the Courts, Around the World,News

High Court Judgement in Malindi Protects Women, Girls and Healthcare Providers from Arbitrary Abortion-Related Arrests and Prosecutions

In a landmark ruling today, the High Court of Malindi strongly affirmed that abortion care is a fundamental right under the Constitution of Kenya and that arbitrary arrests and prosecution of patients and healthcare providers [...]

Abortion,Africa, Kenya,In the Courts,News

Florida State Court Indicates It Will Uphold Abortion Restriction That Forces Patients to Delay Care

03.23.2022 (PRESS RELEASE) – A Florida state trial court indicated today that it will dismiss a challenge to an abortion restriction that will force patients to delay obtaining this time-sensitive care for at least 24 [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions,United States,In the Courts,Press Releases

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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