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Rio Family Takes on Brazil Government for Death of Pregnant Daughter

Center for Reproductive Rights and ADVOCACI file Petition with United Nations for Human Rights Violations Today, the Center for Reproductive Rights and Citizens' Advocacy for Human Rights (ADVOCACI) filed a case in the United Nations [...]

Maternal Health, Maternal Mortality,Latin America & Caribbean, Brazil,In the Courts,News

Human Rights Expert Cynthia Soohoo of Columbia Law School Joins the Center for Reproductive Rights

Hired as Domestic Legal Program Director The Center for Reproductive Rights today announced the appointment of Cynthia Soohoo, age 40, as the organization's new director of the Domestic Legal Program, starting January 7, 2008. Since [...]

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Activists Around the Country Aggressively Working to Criminalize Abortion and Reverse Roe, Since 2004, 17 States have considered 38 Abortion Bans

Center for Reproductive Rights Releases 2007 "What if Roe Fell?" Report, Groundbreaking Polling Shows A Majority of Americans Believe Roe is Vulnerable WASHINGTON, D.C.- According to legal analysis conducted by the Center for Reproductive Rights, [...]

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U.S.-based Sex-Ed Program Comes Under Fire in International Human Rights Case

Groups Charge Croatia is Endangering Lives of its Young People NEW YORK - Today, a group of advocacy organizations filed the first human rights legal challenge to a faith- based sex-education program with roots in [...]

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Legal Action Readied Against Ex-Mayor Atienza

Various citizens' groups announced yesterday that they are readying legal action against former Manila Mayor Lito Atienza for damages done to women and poor families by his nine-year ban on contraception in the city's health [...]

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Court Closes Curtain on Kansas “Kiss and Tell” Case

Success for Plaintiffs in Four-Year Legal Battle to Protect Teens’ Sexual Privacy New York - Today, the Center for Reproductive Rights announced that the Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit dismissed the government's appeals [...]

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Center for Reproductive Rights Statement on Senate’s Vote to Repeal the Global Gag Rule

The Center for Reproductive Rights calls on President Bush to sign the bill repealing the Global Gag Rule. The President has repeatedly stated his commitment to cultivating democracy abroad and should therefore, take this opportunity [...]

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Women Suffer Decades of Abuse in Kenya’s Health Facilities, According to New Fact-Finding Report

For decades, women seeking maternity services in health facilities across Kenya have suffered serious human rights violations -- including verbal attacks, sexual assault, flagrant neglect and filthy conditions -- often while giving birth, according to [...]

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Reproductive Rights Groups Hail Decision Striking Down Michigan’s Third Attempt at a Dangerous and Extreme Ban on Abortion

The American Civil Liberties Union, Center for Reproductive Rights, and Planned Parenthood Federation of America today hailed a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit striking down Michigan's third attempt at [...]

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The Center for Reproductive Rights Commends Mexico City for New Law Legalizing Abortion in First Trimester

Vote Follows Important Decisions Acknowledging Reproductive Rights As Human Rights Tuesday, April 24, 2007, New York, NY USA -- Today Mexico City's legislature voted to make abortion legal in the first trimester, a landmark decision [...]

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Roberts Court Shows Its Cards: In A Stunning Reversal, Supreme Court Rules Against Women’s Health, In Favor Of Abortion Restriction

Today, in its ruling upholding the Federal Abortion Ban case, the U.S. Supreme Court effectively overturned 30 years of precedent and announced that women's health is no longer a paramount concern. The Center for Reproductive [...]

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Statement on Supreme Court’s Abortion Ruling by Dr. LeRoy H. Carhart, the lead plaintiff in Stenberg v. Carhart (2000) and Gonzales v. Carhart (2007)

April 18, 2007 - I am devastated by today's decision. I have taken this issue to the Supreme Court twice because I care deeply about the health of my patients and all women. When the [...]

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Center for Reproductive Rights Applauds Landmark Abortion Decision by European Court of Human Rights

Court finds Poland in violation of human rights and awards EUR 25,000 in case of woman left nearly blind. March 20, 2007 - The European Court of Human Rights held today, for the first time, [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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