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Legal Barriers to Accessing Safe Abortion Services in India: A Fact-Finding Study”

Through a field-based study in four states--Delhi, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, and Tamil Nadu--the "Legal Barriers to Accessing Safe Abortion Services in India: A Fact-Finding Study" aims to understand and document the way in which the Indian Medical Termination [...]

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The Misalignment Between Kenya’s Constitution and the Penal Code on Access to Reproductive Health Care

This fact sheet, titled "The Impact of the Misalignment Between Kenya's Constitution and the Penal Code on Access to Reproductive Health Care," discusses the case, PAK and Salim Mohammed v. Attorney General and Three Others, [...]

Abortion,Africa, Kenya,In the Courts,Fact Sheets

Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA)

Equal access to abortion care is essential for social and economic equality, reproductive autonomy, and the right to determine our own lives. But, in many places, accessing abortion care is extremely difficult, and for many people [...]

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Decriminalization of Abortion in Nepal: Imperative to Uphold Women’s Rights

This fact sheet highlights continued criminalization of women for seeking abortion beyond prescribed legal conditions despite progressive legislation that came into force in 2018. The Safe Motherhood and Reproductive Health Rights (SMRHR) Act aims to respect, [...]

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Manuela vs. El Salvador: El Impacto De La Prohibicion Absoluta Del Aborto Sobre Las Mujeres Que Sufren Emergencias Obstetricas

Abortion,El Salvador, Inter-American Human Rights System,In the Courts,Publications

Manuela v. El Salvador: The Impact of Blanket Abortion Bans on Women Experiencing Obstetric Emergencies

Available in Spanish: Manuela vs. El Salvador: El Impacto De La Prohibicion Absoluta Del Aborto Sobre Las Mujeres Que Sufren Emergencias Obstetricas

Abortion,El Salvador, Inter-American Human Rights System,In the Courts,Publications

Need of Separate Law on Abortion in Nepal, 2015

Publication developed by the Center and jointly published by Reproductive Health Rights Working Groups (RHRWG). The fact sheet presents why specific and comprehensive law on safe abortion is necessary in Nepal and what would be [...]

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Safe Motherhood and Reproductive Health Regulation in Nepal, 2020

The publication is jointly printed with the Center for Reproductive Rights, Ipas Nepal and the Forum for Women Law and Development.

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

Necessary legal reforms to ensure improved access to safe abortion for women and girls in Nepal

Factsheet based on fact-finding study jointly conducted by the Center and its Nepal-based implementing partner organization, Forum for Women Law and Development in 2017. The factsheet was published in 2018 and covered the key highlights [...]

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2020 Legislative Wrap up

The Center for Reproductive Rights 2020 Legislative Wrap-up provides a report of U.S. state abortion laws enacted during the year. As states were forced to confront the COVID-19 pandemic, economic upheaval, and a racial reckoning, [...]

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Medical Abortion and Self-Managed Abortion: Frequently Asked Questions on Health and Human Rights

This document was developed by the Center for Reproductive Rights and Ipas to answer some frequently asked health and human rights questions about medical abortion (also called medication abortion or abortion with medication) and self-managed [...]

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Open Secret: The Toll of Unsafe Abortion in Tanzania

This research documents the experiences of Tanzanian women and girls with unsafe abortion, including the role of the restrictive legal and policy framework in driving the high levels of unsafe abortion and limiting access to [...]

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The Undue Burden Standard after June Medical Services v. Russo

This report by the Center for Reproductive Rights analyzes the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in June Medical Services v. Russo, a leading abortion case brought and won by the Center and decided in June 2020. The [...]

Abortion, Definitions, Legal Protections, Legal Restrictions,United States,In the Courts,Publications

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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