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Bush Administration Pushes Through Last-Minute HHS Rule

Center for Reproductive Rights Calls on Obama to Rescind Policy NEW YORK - Just over a month before President George W. Bush's departure from office, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today issued [...]

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Female Genital Mutilation (FGM): Legal Prohibitions Worldwide

What is FGM? Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is the collective name given to a number of cultural practices that involve the partial or total cutting of female genitals. FGM can be performed as early as [...]

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Voices from Nepal: Excerpts from Abortion in Nepal: Women Imprisoned

Nepal’s punitive approach to abortion has threatened women’s lives and health, reinforced entrenched gender discrimination, and interfered with women’s decision-making on a matter with immense personal implications. Those who have been arrested, prosecuted and imprisoned [...]

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World Abortion Laws 2008 Fact Sheet

Currently, over 60% of the world's people live in countries where induced abortion is permitted either for a wide range of reasons or without restriction as to reason. In contrast, about 26% of all people [...]

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Women’s Health Organizations Urge Oversight Agency to Hold Bush Administration Accountable

HHS Poised to Issue Midnight Regulation Jeopardizing Women's Health Washington, D.C. - Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), the Center for Reproductive Rights, and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) today sent a letter to [...]

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Center for Reproductive Rights Calls on President-Elect Obama to Restore U.S. as World Leader in Reproductive Rights

Center Sends Letter Outlining Three Key Steps toward Responsible Reproductive Health Policy Today the Center for Reproductive Rights called on President-Elect Barack Obama to champion women's reproductive freedom and equality and restore America's leadership on [...]

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South Dakotans Reject Abortion Ban: Center for Reproductive Rights Celebrates Major Victory for Women’s Health and Human Rights

Voters in Colorado Overwhelmingly Reject Another Abortion Ballot Measure NEW YORK -Today the Center for Reproductive Rights celebrated the failure of the South Dakota abortion ban ballot initiative, which would have forced women in that [...]

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Women’s Rights Defenders Seek Protection

Inter-American Commission Should Press Nations for Action WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights is in a crucial position to bring overdue attention to the violations and abuses that women's human rights defenders [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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Lawsuit Filed against Most Extreme Ultrasound Law in Country

Oklahoma Law is Among First Signs of Effects of 2007 Supreme Court Abortion Ruling WHAT HAPPENED: Late yesterday, the Center for Reproductive Rights filed a challenge against Oklahoma legislation which prohibits a woman from getting [...]

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An International Human Right: Sexuality Education for Adolescents in Schools

An International Human Right: Sexuality Education for Adolescents in Schools

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Mexico Supreme Court Upholds Mexico City Abortion Law

Court Joins Global Trend of Loosening Restrictions on Abortion NEW YORK - Today in an 8 to 3 groundbreaking vote, Mexico's Supreme Court upheld Mexico City's law making abortion legal in the first trimester, ruling [...]

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Proposed HHS Regulations Create Confusion Around Women’s Access to Reproductive Healthcare Information

NEW YORK - Today, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) proposed new regulations which would limit women's ability to get complete reproductive healthcare services. While the rules are not identical to the draft [...]

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Center for Reproductive Rights Opposes Proposed HHS Regulations That Would Launch a Dangerous Assault on Women’s Health

Applauds Senator Clinton for Taking a Stand Against Proposal to Limit Access to Reproductive Healthcare NEW YORK - Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY) will hold a press conference today at New York's Bellevue Hospital, speaking out [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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