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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 [...]

Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care,Latin America & Caribbean, Costa Rica,In the Courts,News

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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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, [...]

Abortion, Definitions, Legal Protections, Legal Restrictions,Africa, Zambia,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Documents

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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Veto Letter to UT Governor Gary R. Herbert: House Bill 461

Read the Center for Reproductive Rights’ letter to Utah Governor Gary Herbert urging him to veto House Bill 461 which would impose the most extreme waiting period restriction in the country by tripling from 24 [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions,United States,Engaging Policymakers, In the States (USA),Documents

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

Veto Letter to GA Governor Nathan Deal: House Bill 954

Read the Center for Reproductive Rights’ letter to Georgia Governor Nathan Deal urging him to veto House Bill 954 which will endanger the health of pregnant women in Georgia who have a constitutional right to [...]

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CRR Comments on ANPRM

The Center for Reproductive Rights submitted comments in response to the Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) on "Certain Preventative Services Under the Affordable Care Act," published in the Federal Register on March 21, 2012. [...]

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Civil Society Declaration for Global Fammily Planning Summit

International human rights groups are urging world leaders attending next month’s global Family Planning Summit to ensure that any effort to increase the use of contraceptives be a part of a broader strategy to improve [...]

Abortion, Definitions, Contraception,Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America & Caribbean, Accountability Bodies,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Documents

Best Practices for Protecting Women’s Reproductive Health: Submission to U.N. Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health

The Center for Reproductive Rights submitted information to the Independent Expert Review Group (iERG), a four-year panel that is part of the U.N. Secretary General's Global Strategy for Women's and Children's Health, on best practices [...]

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Barrage of Lawsuits Challenging Women’s Health Care is Just a “Political Stunt”

(PRESS RELEASE) More than 40 Catholic groups filed 12 separate lawsuits across the country yesterday challenging the Affordable Care Act's copay-free birth control benefit for all women—a move the Center for Reproductive Rights has called [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

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