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The Global Pattern of U.S. Initiatives Curtailing Women’s Reproductive Rights: A Perspective on the Increasingly Anti-Choice Mosaic

University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law volume 6, number 4 INTRODUCTION The impact of the Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade1 has been immeasurable, both in the United States and around the world. [...]

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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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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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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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Institute for the Study of Regulation_September 2008 Memo

Official evaluation of HHS' incomplete and cursory cost-benefit analysis of the proposed regulations. Institue for the Study of Regulation_September 2008 Memo

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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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Center for Reproductive Rights Statement on Conclusion of Grand Jury Investigation of Dr. George Tiller

On Thursday, July 3, a citizen-convened grand jury refused to indict Kansas abortion provider Dr. George Tiller. In a written statement, the jurors said they had not found sufficient evidence to accuse Dr. Tiller of [...]

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Pregnant Women in Nigeria Die Due to Government Negligence, According to Center for Reproductive Rights’ New Report

Almost 60,000 women die every year in Nigeria from preventable pregnancy-related causes because the oil-rich country has failed to implement and enforce its own policies on maternal health, according to a new report published by [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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