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Czech Government Apologizes to Victims of Forced Sterilization

                The Center for Reproductive Rights congratulates the Czech Republic on being the first country in the region to acknowledge that Roma women have been forcibly sterilized. In [...]

Contraception,Europe, Czech Republic, Hungary,In the Courts, Reporting on Rights,News

Manila City’s Contraception Ban

In 2000, Executive Order 003 was introduced by former Mayor José "Lito" Atienza of Manila City. It effectively prohibits the use and provision of modern contraception. Because of the contraception ban, public health centers in Manila [...]

Legal Restrictions, Contraception, Legal Restrictions,Asia, Philippines,In the Courts,Uncategorized

Making News in Oklahoma

                In late September, the Center filed a case against a dangerous law in Oklahoma that will impose a host of restrictions on a woman's access to abortion [...]

Abortion, Anti-Choice Harassment, Legal Restrictions, Funding for Reproductive Healthcare, Other Financial Barriers,United States,In the Courts,Uncategorized

Nepal: Ensure Reproductive Healthcare for Every Woman

Seven years ago this month, on September 27, 2002, Nepal took a historic step forward for women by decriminalizing abortion. The Center is now calling on the country to take concrete steps to fulfill its [...]

Abortion, Other Barriers, Contraception, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care,Asia, Nepal,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Uncategorized

Rewriting Science Fiction: Editing Politics from Plan B (Nancy Northup’s Blog, The Huffington Post, March 19, 2009)

Nancy Northup calls on President Obama to restore scientific integrity to federal policy decisions regarding women’s reproductive rights, including access to emergency contraception. "After eight years of the Bush administration undermining women's health, Nancy Northup's [...]

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Female Troops Still Lack Access to Plan B Despite Its Legality (Blog, The Hill Blog, March 30, 2009)

Nancy Northup calls for greater access to emergency contraception for American servicewomen overseas. "Despite last week's victory against the FDA, military facilities are not required to stock Plan B, making the drug difficult to access [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Contraception, Emergency Contraception, Legal Restrictions,United States,Engaging Policymakers,Uncategorized

Keep Reproductive Healthcare in Reform Bill

At this moment, the Republican leadership on the Senate Finance Committee is demanding health care reform language that will take away access to women's comprehensive reproductive health services, including abortion. Most recently, 15 anti-choice amendments [...]

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Center Deeply Saddened by Murder of Dr. George Tiller

Today, the Center for Reproductive Rights issued a statement following the shooting of Kansas abortion provider Dr. George Tiller. Dr. Tiller was murdered entering his church in Wichita, Kansas.As one of the few physicians in [...]

Abortion, Anti-Choice Harassment,United States,Uncategorized

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

Romania Reconsiders Anti-Abortion Amendment

The Romanian Parliament has revised a proposed amendment that would have effectively banned abortion after the 24th week or pregnancy, even if the woman’s life or health is in danger.  The revision came after the [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions,Europe, Romania,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Uncategorized

Center for Reproductive Rights on Nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to Supreme Court

  Statement from Nancy Northup, President, Center for Reproductive Rights         New York, NY—Today, President Obama announced that he will nominate federal appeals judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court.  Nancy Northup, [...]

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Court Orders Nepal to Improve Women’s Access to Abortion

Government must set up abortion fund and promote availability of abortion services New York—Today, Nepal’s Supreme Court ordered the Nepal government to enact a comprehensive abortion law to guarantee that women have access to safe [...]

Abortion,Asia, Nepal,Uncategorized

Caso del Centro de Derechos Reproductivos recibe premio por promover la equidad de género

El caso K.L. v. Perú gana el premio Mallete de Bronce en el concurso “Género y Justicia al Descubierto" Esta semana un jurado internacional de los Premios Género y Justicia al Descubierto 2009 otorgó a [...]

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Forcibly Sterilized Woman Files International Case against Chile

Addresses Ongoing HIV Discrimination in Country New York—Today, a woman diagnosed with HIV filed a complaint against Chile before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, an international human rights body, charging that the government failed [...]

Maternal Health,Latin America & Caribbean, Chile,In the Courts,News

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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