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CRR Speaks Before Panel on Contraception as Preventive Care Under Health Reform Law

(PRESS RELEASE) This week, the Center for Reproductive Rights delivered a statement urging an expert panel to include birth control, among the preventive services that it recommends be included to patients at no cost under [...]

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CRR Takes FDA Back to Court Over Morning-After Pill

Says Obama FDA is Still Ignoring Science and Playing Games with Women's Health Like Bush FDA (PRESS RELEASE) Today, the Center for Reproductive Rights filed a motion for contempt against the Food and Drug Administration [...]

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Center Cites Critical Role of Courts as the House, Senate, Governorships and State Legislatures Become More Anti-Choice

(PRESS RELEASE) Today, the Center for Reproductive Rights highlighted the important role of the courts in protecting reproductive rights in light of the 2010 midterm election results. The House of Representatives likely gained at least [...]

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Center Releases Updated Report on Manila City’s Ban on Modern Contraception

For ten years, a devastating ban on modern contraceptives in Manila City, the Philippines, has denied women their basic right to protect their health and decide whether and when to have children. The Center and [...]

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Center Named Top Reproductive Rights Non-Profit by Philanthropic Experts

(PRESS RELEASE) The Center for Reproductive Rights is honored to be named one of the top high-impact organizations working on women's reproductive health, rights, and justice by the philanthropic organization Philanthropedia. This year, Philanthropedia surveyed [...]

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Center for Reproductive Rights at the 2010 Global Maternal Health Conference

                The Center will be participating in the Global Maternal Health Conference convened by the Maternal Health Task Force at EngenderHealth and the Public Health Foundation of India [...]

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On ‘Friday Night Lights’, Abortion Stigma Goes Primetime

By Nancy Northup, originally posted on The Nation It's evident just how much of a taboo abortion has become when a television show gets lauded as bold for having a character go through with the [...]

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UN Committee Urges Russia to Fulfill Women’s Rights

During its July session, the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW Committee) issued its Concluding Observations on the Russian Federation 's compliance with its obligations to respect, protect, and fulfill [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

New Report Links Philippines Abortion Law to Human Rights Abuses

(PRESS RELEASE) Today, the Center for Reproductive Rights released the first comprehensive human rights report on the impact of the Philippines' criminal ban on abortion. Through interviews and legal analysis, Forsaken Lives: The Harmful Impact [...]

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Associated Press: Rights group slams Philippine abortion ban

By Teresa Cerojano "A U.S.-based rights group urged the Philippines on Monday to reform a tough anti-abortion law that it says has spawned widespread underground procedures that kill about 1,000 women each year in the [...]

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New York Times: Rights Group Denounces Illegality of Abortion in Philippines

By Carlos H. Conde "A new study of abortion in the Philippines denounces the government for keeping it illegal, causing what the authors describe as a 'human rights crisis' that victimizes tens of thousands of [...]

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U.N. Calls on Nigeria to Tackle Teens Reproductive Health CRR and WARDC Urge Immediate Action

(PRESS RELEASE) The Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR) and its partners in Nigeria Women Advocates Research and Documentation Centre (WARDC) strongly urged the government of Nigeria to take immediate steps to follow recommendations from the [...]

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African Women Still Not Getting Justice in National Courts, New Report Finds

(PRESS RELEASE) Today, the Center for Reproductive Rights announced new research finding that national courts in African Commonwealth countries have failed to fully protect women against human rights violations, particularly in cases of sexual violence, [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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