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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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Making Abortion Safe, Legal and Accessible: A Toolkit for Action

Despite wide international legal support for a woman's right to access safe and legal abortion, the procedure still remains unsafe and out of reach for many women around the globe. The Center's publication Making Abortion [...]

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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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Annual Report 2006

For 15 years, our attorneys have strategically and boldly used human rights tools, from the U.S. Constitution to the rulings of human rights bodies worldwide, to advance and protect every woman and girl's right to [...]

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Annual Report 2007

In 2007, the Center continued to work worldwide to secure recognition of reproductive rights as human rights. We won cases that affirmed the right to safe abortion. We challenged laws and policies that blocked women's [...]

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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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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

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Abortion in Nepal: Women Imprisoned

This report, produced by the Center for Reproductive Rights and the Forum for Women, Law and Development, documents human rights abuses arising from Nepal's abortion law. The report examines violations of women's rights relating 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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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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