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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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The Personhood Papers

The so-called personhood movement threatens the human and reproductive rights of women by giving rights to a fertilized egg. The Center has assembled information and strategies to help advocates, legislators, and others beat back these [...]

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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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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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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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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

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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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UN Urges the Slovak Government to Reform Reproductive Health

A recent review by the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights found that Slovakia continues to fall short on certain key elements of reproductive health care. The Center for Reproductive Rights and [...]

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Veto Letter to MN Governor Mark Dayton: House Bill 2341

Read the Center for Reproductive Rights’ letter to Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton urging him to veto House Bill 2341 which would seriously reduce Minnesota women’s access to important health care, particularly women in rural areas [...]

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Veto Letter to AZ Governor Jan Brewer: House Bill 2036

Read the Center for Reproductive Rights’ letter to Arizona Governor Jan Brewer urging her to veto House Bill 2036 which endangers the health and lives of women in the state and prevents physicians from exercising [...]

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Veto Letter to MN Governor Mark Dayton: Senate Bill 1921

Read the Center for Reproductive Rights’ letter to Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton urging him to veto Senate Bill 1921 which would impose unnecessary, medically inappropriate regulations on the provision of abortion services in Minnesota. The [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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