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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

Serving Those Who Serve? Restrictions on abortion access for servicemembers, veterans, and their dependents

Servicemembers, veterans & their families face abortion bans and prohibitions on insurance coverage when trying to access these legal medical services. This issue brief addresses the unique barriers individuals insured under the military health insurance [...]

Legal Restrictions,United States,Engaging Policymakers,Publications

Unheard Voices: Women’s Experiences with Zika in Colombia

The goal of this report is threefold: firstly, it presents and evaluates the diverse impacts that the Zika virus has had on the reproductive lives of women living in Colombia. Secondly, this report analyzes the [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Contraception, Legal Restrictions, Funding for Reproductive Healthcare, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care,Latin America & Caribbean, Colombia,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Publications

Unheard Voices: Women’s Experiences with Zika in Brazil

The goal of this report is threefold: firstly, it presents and evaluates the diverse impact that the Zika virus has had on the reproductive lives of women living in Brazil. Secondly, this report analyzes the [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Contraception, Legal Restrictions, Funding for Reproductive Healthcare, Other Financial Barriers, Public Funding, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care,Latin America & Caribbean, Brazil,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Publications

Unheard Voices: Women’s Experiences with Zika in El Salvador

The goal of this report is threefold: firstly, it presents and evaluates the diverse impact that the Zika virus has had on the reproductive lives of women living in El Salvador. Secondly, the report analyzes [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Contraception, Legal Restrictions, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care,Latin America & Caribbean, El Salvador,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Publications
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Unheard Voices: Women’s Experiences with Zika – The Global Response

The goal of this report series is threefold: firstly, it presents and evaluates the diverse impacts that the Zika virus has had on the reproductive lives of women living in Colombia, Brazil, and El Salvador. [...]

Legal Restrictions, Contraception, Legal Restrictions, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care,Latin America & Caribbean, Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Publications

Documenting the Human Rights Impact of Retrogressive Legislative and Policy Barriers on Women’s Access to abortion in Macedonia: Key Findings and Recommendations

In 2013 and 2014, Macedonian lawmakers introduced a series of new legal requirements, including a three-day mandatory waiting period, mandatory biased counseling and a mandatory ultrasound, which must be complied with before women can access [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions,Europe,Reporting on Rights,Publications

Whelan v. Ireland: Ireland Must Reform its Abortion Law to Prevent Violations of Women’s Human Rights

In June 2017, the United Nations Human Rights Committee ruled for the second time that by prohibiting and criminalizing abortion, Ireland violated a woman’s fundamental human rights. In the case of Whelan v. Ireland, the [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions,Europe, Ireland,At the United Nations,Publications

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

Fact Sheet: The Global Gag Rule and Human Rights

Under the Global Gag Rule, the U.S. is turning its back on the human rights of women and girls around the world. Denying access to abortion does not stop women and girls from seeking abortion [...]

Abortion, Anti-Choice Harassment, Legal Restrictions, Censorship, Global Gag Rule,United States,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World, In Washington D.C., Reporting on Rights,Publications

State of the States 2017: A Proactive Push in the Wake of Whole Woman’s Health

This report provides a comprehensive overview of state legislation enacted in 2017 restricting access to abortion and family planning services in addition to the proactive approaches state policymakers used to strengthen access to reproductive health [...]

Abortion, Definitions, Legal Protections, Legal Restrictions, Maternal Health,United States,Engaging Policymakers, In the States (USA),Publications

Detention and Abuse of Women Seeking Maternal Health Services

On September 17, 2015, the High Court of Kenya issued a groundbreaking judgment in the case of Millicent Awuor (Maimuna) &, Margaret Anyoso Oliele v. Attorney General and others, Constitutional Petition No. 562 of 2012. [...]

Legal Restrictions, Other Barriers, Contraception, Legal Restrictions, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care,Africa, Kenya,In the Courts, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Publications

Miscarriage of Justice: The Impact of El Salvador’s Total Abortion Ban (Advocacy Brief)

Miscarriage of Justice: The Impact of El Salvador’s Total Abortion Ban (Advocacy Brief)

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Contraception, Legal Restrictions,Asia, Accountability Bodies, United Nations,At the United Nations,Publications

Report: The Undue Burden Standard after Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt

(REVISED 08.09.18) The Supreme Court delivered a landmark victory in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt on June 27, 2016, striking down the two abortion restrictions under challenge in the case, preserving access for thousands of [...]

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

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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