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Jezebel: Revived Lawsuit Could Be Key To Overturning Plan B Decision

By Margaret Hartmann "Though Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius overruled the FDA's recommendation to give everyone access to Plan B without a prescription, the battle to make the drug more widely available for [...]

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Center for Reproductive Rights Prepares New Legal Challenge to Lift FDA Restrictions on Emergency Contraception

Center will reopen its 2005 lawsuit against FDA and add HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius as a defendant in the case (PRESS RELEASE) The Center for Reproductive Rights announced today it will reopen its 2005 lawsuit [...]

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CRR Blasts Health and Human Services Secretary’s Intervention to Block FDA Approval of Plan B One-Step for Over-the-Counter, All-Ages Use

(PRESS RELEASE) The Center for Reproductive Rights strongly criticizes U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius' decision to intervene and block the Food and Drug Administration's expected approval of emergency contraceptive Plan [...]

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The Hill: Administration should deny bishops’ request for a veto over women’s healthcare

By Aram Schvey, policy counsel for foreign policy and human rights, Center for Reproductive Rights You don’t ask a vegetarian where to get a great prime rib, or a teetotaler for a single-malt scotch recommendation.  [...]

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UN Human Rights Body Urges Russia and Moldova to Protect Reproductive Rights

This May the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR Committee) urged the governments of the Russian Federation and Republic of Moldova to promote, protect and fulfill women’s reproductive rights. The treaty [...]

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CRR Spotlights Abuses against HIV+ Women in Chile

On June 21, the Center for Reproductive Rights and the Chilean HIV/AIDS group VIVO POSITIVO will present the findings of the report Dignity Denied: Violations of the Rights of HIV Positive Women in Chilean Health [...]

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New Hungarian Constitution Puts Reproductive Rights at Risk

On April 18th the Hungarian parliament passed a new constitution by a vote of 262 to 44, with 1 abstention. The new constitution contains numerous discriminatory and problematic provisions that have been criticized by civil [...]

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New CRR Report Shows Slovakia Lags Behind in Access to Contraception

(PRESS RELEASE) Today, the Center for Reproductive Rights, and Slovak human rights groups, Freedom of Choice Slovakia and Citizen, Democracy and Accountability released a sobering report that critically examined the numerous barriers Slovak women face [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

CRR Calls on Congress to Reject Anti-Woman, Anti-Child, Anti-Health Budget Cuts

(PRESS RELEASE) Today, the Center for Reproductive Rights called on lawmakers in both the House of Representatives and Senate to reject any proposed budget cuts that would gut numerous programs that assist in providing health [...]

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Gender Justice in the Americas: A Transnational Dialogue

The Center for Reproductive Rights, University of Miami School of Law, the Human Rights Center of the University of Diego Portales (Chile), and the Human Rights Institute of Columbia Law School hosted the conference, “Gender [...]

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Feminists for Choice: Why is the FDA Stalling Plan B Access?

By Ian Vandewalker, Legal Fellow with U.S. Legal Program at the Center for Reproductive Rights Today's guest post comes to us from Ian Vandewalker, a Legal Fellow with the U.S. Legal Program at the Center [...]

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Plan B Over-the-Counter Application is Filed, But CRR Says FDA has Enough Evidence

(PRESS RELEASE) Teva, the manufacturer of the emergency contraceptive Plan B, announced that they filed an over-the-counter application for Plan B One-Step with the Food and Drug Administration this week. The application requests that the agency make the [...]

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The American Prospect: Q & A with Nancy Northup: Fighting for Women in the States

By Kay Steiger "The 2010 midterms brought into office 29 anti-choice governors, raising the number of states with both anti-choice majority legislatures and governors to 15. Pro-choice advocates fear the next two years will bring [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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