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Inter-American Court of Human Rights Declares Costa Rica’s Ban on In-Vitro Fertilization a Human Rights Violation

Inter-American Court of Human Rights Declares Costa Rica’s Ban on IVF a Human Rights Violation (PRESS RELEASE) Costa Rica’s longstanding ban on in-vitro fertilization—which has barred countless individuals from building their families for almost 12 [...]

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Montana Parental Notification Endangers Teens

Today, the Center released a statement opposing Montana Legislative Referendum 120, which would put young women already faced with difficult or dangerous family situations at even more risk. We urge Montana voters to vote No [...]

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Florida Proposed Constitutional Amendment Would Take Away Women’s Rights

Today, the Center released a statement opposing Florida Amendment 6, a proposed constitutional amendment that would take away Florida women’s rights and allow politicians to interfere with personal health care decisions. We urge Florida voters [...]

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Third Amended Complaint: Stuart, et al v. Loomis, et al.

The Center challenged a newly enacted North Carolina law which prohibits a woman from getting an abortion until four hours after her physician performs an ultrasound, places the ultrasound images in her view, and provides her [...]

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CAT Committee Includes Center’s Input in List of Issues for Upcoming Philippines Review

The Center for Reproductive Rights submitted a shadow letter to the Committee against Torture (CAT Committee) recommending questions to be incorporated in the List of Issues being prepared for the upcoming review of the Philippines. [...]

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Concluding Observations from UN Reveal Grave Reproductive Rights Concerns in Indonesia

In July, the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW Committee) held its review of Indonesia. The Concluding Observations from the session have just been released, highlighting recommendations made by the Center in [...]

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Isaacson v. Horne: Brief for Amici Curiae from ACOG

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) submitted a friend-of-the-court brief to the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit supporting the Center for Reproductive Rights’ case against Arizona’s ban on abortions beginning at [...]

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Greater Baltimore Center for Pregnancy Concerns, Inc. v. Mayor and City Council of Baltimore: Brief for the En Banc Court

Greater Baltimore Center for Pregnancy Concerns, Inc. v. Mayor and City Council of Baltimore: Brief for the En Banc Court

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

Center’s issues included in List of Issues for reviews of El Salvador and Chile by the CAT Committee

As part of its 2013 reviews of Chile and El Salvador, the Committee against Torture (CAT Committee) solicited input from civil society organizations to determine the issues that would be covered in the country revisions. [...]

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Zambia: A Wrong Turn on the Right to Life

States have consistently chosen to use language in their constitutions that affirms the right to life without trying to define when life begins, reinforcing the approach taken by all major international human rights instruments. However, [...]

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The Legal and Policy Framework on Abortion in Tanzania

Abortion is legal in mainland Tanzania when done to preserve the life or mental or physical health of the pregnant women, as well as in cases of sexual violence. However, unclear and often confusing abortion [...]

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Reply in Support of the Motion for Summary Judgement: Oklahoma Coaltion for Reproductive Justice v. Cline

The Center’s reply brief in support of the Motion for Summary Judgment.

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Motion for Summary Judgement: Oklahoma Coaltion for Reproductive Justice v. Cline

The Center's motion to permanently block the Oklahoma medication abortion restriction on behalf of the Oklahoma Coalition for Reproductive Justice and Nova Health Systems.

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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