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Dominican Republic Decriminalizes Abortion in Limited Circumstances

Dominican Republic Decriminalizes Abortion in Limited Circumstances (PRESS RELEASE) President Danilo Medina of the Dominican Republic signed the country’s amended Penal Code on Friday that will finally allow women access to safe abortion services in [...]

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New Resource Provides State Policy Recommendations for Advancing Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice

New Resource Provides State Policy Recommendations for Advancing Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice Nearly 60 organizations release proactive vision to support women’s health in U.S. (PRESS RELEASE) The Center for Reproductive Rights—along with a broad [...]

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Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down Coercive North Carolina Ultrasound Law

Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down Coercive North Carolina Ultrasound Law Forcing narrated ultrasounds on women seeking abortion care violates U.S. Constitution, court rules (PRESS RELEASE) In a unanimous decision, the United States Court of Appeals [...]

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Dominican Republic Set to Allow Abortion in Limited Circumstances

Dominican Republic Set to Allow Abortion in Limited Circumstances (PRESS RELEASE) The Dominican Republic Chamber of Deputies has agreed to amend the country’s Penal Code to allow abortion in cases of rape or incest, or when [...]

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President Obama Signs Historic Funding Bill Granting Peace Corps Volunteers Long-Denied Abortion Coverage

President Obama Signs Historic Funding Bill Granting Peace Corps Volunteers Long-Denied Abortion Coverage For the first time, women serving in the Peace Corps will have health care coverage for abortions in cases of rape, incest, [...]

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Supreme Court Denies Review of Arizona Abortion Restrictions, Politically Motivated Law Remains Blocked by Court Order

Supreme Court Denies Review of Arizona Abortion Restrictions, Politically Motivated Law Remains Blocked by Court Order (PRESS RELEASE) The United States Supreme Court today declined to review an Arizona law that would severely limit women’s [...]

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U.N. Committee Denounces Romania for Denying Women Reproductive Health Care

U.N. Committee Denounces Romania for Denying Women Reproductive Health Care (PRESS RELEASE) The United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (U.N. CESCR) has called on the Romanian government to revise its laws and policies [...]

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United Nations Secretary-General Reaffirms Reproductive Rights Are Central to Development

United Nations Secretary-General Reaffirms Reproductive Rights Are Central to Development U.N. Releases Post-2015 Development Agenda Report Calling on Governments to Fulfill Human Rights Obligations (PRESS RELEASE) In a report that will serve as a guidepost [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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U.N. Committee Calls On Nepal to Eradicate Child Marriage and Ensure Women’s Access to Safe Abortion Services

U.N. Committee Calls On Nepal to Eradicate Child Marriage and Ensure Women’s Access to Safe Abortion Services (PRESS RELEASE) The United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (U.N. CESCR) this week denounced the Nepal [...]

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U.S. Supreme Court Hears Arguments on Discrimination Against Pregnant Employee

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Arguments on Discrimination Against Pregnant Employee Court’s decision in Young v. UPS will have a significant impact on millions of working women and their families (PRESS RELEASE) Today the U.S. Supreme [...]

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Kathmandu Call for Action to End Child Marriage in South Asia

On November 7, 2014, over 65 regional stakeholders in South Asia endorsed a document named the “Kathmandu Call for Action to End Child Marriage in South Asia”, which makes an appeal to governments in the [...]

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​Dominican Republic Reinforces Harmful Abortion Ban With New Penal Code

​Dominican Republic Reinforces Harmful Abortion Ban With New Penal Code (PRESS RELEASE) Despite more than 90,000 unsafe abortions occurring in the Dominican Republic each year and decades of international human rights law establishing a woman’s [...]

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Administrative Action on Immigration Provides Relief to Millions

Administrative Action on Immigration Provides Relief to Millions The Crucial Next Step: Access to Health Care for Immigrant Women and Families (PRESS RELEASE) Last night’s executive action on immigration by President Barack Obama will protect [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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