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Center for Reproductive Law & Policy v. Bush: Background on Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s 2002 Opinion

Federal appeals court Judge Sonia Sotomayor has been nominated by President Barack Obama to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice David Souter. Judge Sotomayor currently sits on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. [...]

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Expanded Global Gag Rule Limits Women’s Rights and Endangers Their Well-being

An expansion of the "global gag rule" or "Mexico City Policy"-a policy that denies United States development funds to organizations that perform or advocate for abortion, even with their own, non-U.S. funds-poses a grave danger [...]

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Letter to Members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Urging Opposition to the Addition of the Global Gag Rule to HIV/AIDS Programs Dear Senator: We understand that the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will soon consider legislation to increase foreign assistance for HIV/AIDS treatment and [...]

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Letter to Members of the House

Urging Repeal of the Global Gag Rule and Full Funding of UNFPA Dear Member of Congress: I am writing on behalf of the Center for Reproductive Rights, a nonprofit legal and policy advocacy organization dedicated [...]

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Letter from Lieutenant General Claudia J. Kennedy to Senate

Letter to Senate on Abortion Ban for Women in the Military The Honorable Olympia Snowe United States Senate 154 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable Patty Murray United States Senate 173 Russell [...]

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Comments Submitted to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Comments on the proposed State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) Thomas A. Scully Administrator Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Attn: CMS–2127-P P.O. Box 8016 Baltimore, MD 21244–8016 [...]

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Letter to Members of the House of Representatives

Urging Support to an Amendment which would Overturn the Ban on Privately Funded Abortions in the Military United States House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 Dear Representative: On behalf of the Center for Reproductive Rights, [...]

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Letter to Secretary of State Colin Powell from Members of Congress

The Honorable Colin Powell Secretary of State 2201 C Street, NW Washington, DC 20520 VIA FACSIMILE Dear Mr. Secretary, We are a short time away from the United Nations General Assembly Special Session on Children [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

Letter to Secretary of State Colin Powell from a Coalition of NGOs

The Honorable Colin Powell United States Secretary of State Department of State 2201 C Street, NW Washington, D.C. 20520 Facsimile: 202-647-2283 RE: UNITED STATES POSITION AT THE UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY SPECIAL SESSION ON CHILDREN [...]

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Letter to Congress on CEDAW

From the Center for Reproductive Rights As the United States observes Human Rights Day today, we are reminded that just one week later, December 18, marks the 22nd anniversary of the United Nations’ unanimous adoption [...]

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An Open Letter to the Senate

From the Working Group on Ratification of the U.N. Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women As the world observes International Human Rights Day on December 10, we join together to [...]

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Letter to President Bush

Urging him to Lift the Global Gag Rule President George W. Bush 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, D.C. 20500 Dear Mr. President: In these difficult times, Americans have renewed their commitment to protecting the liberties [...]

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Letter to Members of Congress

Urging them to Support Reproductive Rights Abroad Dear Member of Congress: The Center for Reproductive Rights grieves together with the rest of the country and the world about the devastating events of September 11, 2001, [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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