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On the Adoption of the Third U.S. Universal Periodic Review

On March 17, 2021, the Center for Reproductive Rights and co-sponsoring organizations made remarks at the UN Human Rights Council commending the United States for supporting recommendations related to sexual and reproductive rights received in [...]

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U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley Pays Lip Service To Human Rights While Trump Administration Continues To Violate Them

U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley Pays Lip Service To Human Rights While Trump Administration Continues To Violate Them Ambassador Haley Condemns Countries That Violate Human Rights, Dodges Questions on U.S. Role at the Council (PRESS RELEASE) [...]

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Trump Administration Expands Global Gag Rule

Trump Administration Expands Global Gag Rule U.S. State Department’s Plan Magnifies the Harmful Impact of the Global Gag Rule on Women and Girls (PRESS RELEASE) The Trump Administration released guidance on a policy that restricts [...]

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President Trump Signs Measure Reversing Obama Era Rule Protecting Women’s Access to Basic Health Care

President Trump Signs Measure Reversing Obama Era Rule Protecting Women’s Access to Basic Health Care (PRESS RELEASE)  President Trump today signed a measure which rescinds an Obama-era rule protecting health care for patients who rely [...]

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New House and Senate Bills Would Repeal Trump’s Global Gag Rule

(PRESS RELEASE) New federal legislation was introduced today in the U.S. House and Senate that would legislatively rescind Trump’s Global Gag Rule, a presidential memorandum signed by Donald Trump yesterday that prohibits U.S.-supported overseas groups [...]

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Trump Orders Global Gag Rule, Cuts Off Vital, Safe Abortion Services For Women

(PRESS RELEASE) As one of his first acts as president, Donald Trump imposed a sweeping new policy that restricts access to safe abortion services for women worldwide. Trump’s Global Gag Rule dictates that U.S.-supported international [...]

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New House Bill Would Prevent Harmful Federal Restrictions That Deny Safe Abortion Services to Millions Worldwide

New House Bill Would Prevent Harmful Federal Restrictions That Deny Safe Abortion Services to Millions Worldwide Rep. Nita Lowey and more than 100 other Representatives sponsor new legislation that puts an end to future presidents [...]

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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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Obama Rescinds Global Gag Rule

Center for Reproductive Rights applauds President, urges further action New York— The Center for Reproductive Rights applauds President Barack Obama's swift executive order repealing the Global Gag Rule soon after taking office. This damaging policy, [...]

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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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Center for Reproductive Rights Statement on Senate’s Vote to Repeal the Global Gag Rule

The Center for Reproductive Rights calls on President Bush to sign the bill repealing the Global Gag Rule. The President has repeatedly stated his commitment to cultivating democracy abroad and should therefore, take this opportunity [...]

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Center for Reproductive Rights Calls on U.S. to Keep It’s Promise to Protect Reproductive Rights

United States Goes Before U.N. Human Rights Committee Geneva - Today, the Center for Reproductive Rights urged the United States to uphold the legal pledge it made under the International Covenant on Civil and Political [...]

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Advocacy in Whispers: The Impact of the USAID Global Gag Rule Upon Free Speech and Free Association in the Context of Abortion Law Reform in Three East African Countries (PDF)

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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