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Inter-American Court of Human Rights Declares Costa Rica’s Ban on In-Vitro Fertilization a Human Rights Violation

Inter-American Court of Human Rights Declares Costa Rica’s Ban on IVF a Human Rights Violation (PRESS RELEASE) Costa Rica’s longstanding ban on in-vitro fertilization—which has barred countless individuals from building their families for almost 12 [...]

Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care,Latin America & Caribbean, Costa Rica,In the Courts,News

Defense Bill Includes Provision Lifting the Ban on Military Abortion Coverage in Cases of Rape and Incest

Defense Bill Includes Provision Lifting the Ban on Military Abortion Coverage in Cases of Rape and Incest Bill needs final vote in each chamber before heading to President Obama’s desk (PRESS RELEASE) Conferees from the [...]

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CRR Case on Unlawful Detention of Women in Maternity Hospitals in the High Court of Kenya

CRR Files Case on Unlawful Detention of Women in Maternity Hospitals in Kenya (PRESS RELEASE) Today the Center for Reproductive Rights filed a case before the High Court of Kenya on behalf of two women [...]

Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care,Africa, Kenya,In the Courts, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Uncategorized

Center for Reproductive Rights Implores the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to Address the Extent to Which El Salvador’s Absolute Abortion Law Criminalizes Women

CRR Implores Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to Address El Salvador's Absolute Abortion Ban (PRESS RELEASE) This week the Center for Reproductive Rights along with local Salvadoran organization Agrupación Ciudadana por la Despenalización del Aborto [...]

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Polish Parliament Deliberates Groundbreaking Sexual and Reproductive Health Bill

Polish Parliament Deliberates Groundbreaking Sexual and Reproductive Health Bill (PRESS RELEASE) Members of Parliament in Poland – a country out of the step with the overwhelming majority of European countries with progressive sexual and reproductive [...]

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Inter-American Court of Human Rights Hears Challenge to Costa Rica’s In-Vitro Fertilization Ban; Ruling Will Have Broad Consequences for Reproductive Rights Throughout Latin America

Inter-American Court of Human Rights Hears Challenge to Costa Rica’s In-Vitro Fertilization Ban (PRESS RELEASE) In a case that will affect the ability of women and families throughout Latin America and the Caribbean to make [...]

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Federal Appeals Court to Hold New Hearing on Baltimore’s Regulation of Deceptive Crisis Pregnancy Centers

New Hearing on Baltimore's Regulation of Deceptive Crisis Pregnancy Centers (PRESS RELEASE) The full U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has granted a new hearing in the case concerning Baltimore’s truth-in-advertising ordinance—the first [...]

Abortion,United States,In the Courts,Uncategorized

Rwandan Government takes critical step in recognizing women’s fundamental human rights

Rwandan Government takes critical step in recognizing women’s fundamental human rights Rwanda Lifts Reservation on Abortion Provision in Maputo Protocol (PRESS RELEASE) Affirming the importance of women’s access to safe and legal abortion, the Rwandan [...]

Abortion,Africa,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Uncategorized

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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Philippines Contraception Conflict

Philippines Contraception Conflict The third time was not a charm in the Philippines. So on August 7, the Philippine government will make a fourth attempt to pass a family planning law, this one allowing health [...]

Legal Restrictions, Other Barriers, Contraception, Legal Restrictions, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care, Maternal Mortality,Asia, Philippines,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World, Reporting on Rights,Uncategorized

NYT Blasts Court Rulings

NYT Blasts Court Rulings Harsh criticism from The New York Times of some recent court decisions in reproductive health cases this week. The editorial page took three judges to task for deciding cases that have [...]

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Colombia: The Right to True and Accurate Information

Colombia: The Right to True and Accurate Information A decision is expected at any time on a Colombian Constitutional Court case revolving around women's fundamental right to information on sexual and reproductive health care. Back [...]

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Center for Reproductive Rights Opens New Office in Nepal

Center for Reproductive Rights Opens New Office in Nepal (PRESS RELEASE) The Center for Reproductive Rights, a global legal advocacy organization dedicated to the worldwide advancement of reproductive rights and their recognition as fundamental human [...]

Abortion, Legal Protections, Adolescent SRHR, Contraception, Legal Protections, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care, Maternal Mortality,Asia, Nepal,Uncategorized

Federal Judge Temporarily Blocks Unconstitutional Mississippi Anti-Abortion Law, Sole Clinic to Remain Open

Unconstitutional restrictions singling out Jackson Women’s Health Organization cannot be enforced through July 11 (PRESS RELEASE) Mississippi officials cannot enforce a new law that would have shuttered the state’s last remaining reproductive health clinic offering [...]

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

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