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The “Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act”: A Dangerous and Cynical Attack on Women’s Health and the Right to Safe Abortion

Representative Trent Franks (R-AZ) has proposed the Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act, H.R. 3541, attacking American women’s right to safe abortion under the guise of prohibiting “discrimination against the unborn.” Representative [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions,United States,Engaging Policymakers, In the States (USA),Publications

Fact Sheet: CHARM v. Bihar

The Centre for Health and Resource Management (CHARM) v. State of Bihar is a public interest case that seeks to hold the Government of India accountable for the poor conditions in public health facilities in [...]

Funding for Reproductive Healthcare, Other Financial Barriers,Asia, India,In the Courts, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Publications

Annual Report 2010-2011

Even those who do not monitor our issues as vigilantly as we do cannot have missed the sustained assault that anti-choice forces have mounted this year across the United States—a scorched-earth campaign the likes of [...]

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Maternal Mortality in India: 2011 Update Document Download

This report is an update to Maternal Mortality in India: Using International and Constitutional Law to Promote Accountability and Change, published by the Center for Reproductive Rights (the Center) in 2008. Since its release, Maternal [...]

Maternal Health, Maternal Mortality,Asia, India,Reporting on Rights,Publications

Maternal Mortality in India: Using International and Constitutional Law to Promote Accountability and Change

The Government of India has a legal obligation to ensure that women do not die or suffer complications as a result of preventable pregnancy-related causes. The staggering scale and continuing occurrence of maternal deaths and [...]

Maternal Health, Maternal Mortality,Asia, India,Reporting on Rights,Publications

Factsheet: Demand Healthcare Fairness for New York’s Finest

The Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association (PBA) and Detectives Endowment Association (DEA) offer prescription health insurance plans that don’t cover prescription contraceptives (birth control) but provide otherwise comprehensive prescription drug plans. The Sergeants Benevolent Association, Lieutenants’ Benevolent [...]

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Proposed Global Gag Rule Threatens Women’s Health and Lives; Undermines Democratic Values

The House of Representatives-proposed Foreign Relations Authorization Act of 2012 would reinstate a failed Bush-era policy -- the "Global Gag Rule" -- that would silence overseas community groups and health experts, preventing them from discussing [...]

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

Women of the World: Laws and Policies Affecting their Reproductive Lives East and Southeast Asia

,A joint venture between the Center for Reproductive Rights, the Asian-Pacific Resource & Research Centre for Women (ARROW), and four NGO partners in East and Southeast Asia, Women of the World: East and Southeast Asia [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

The Gains of the New Constitution: Stronger Protections for the Lives and Health of Women in Kenya

Kenya’s new constitution demonstrates several gains for the women of Kenya, including stronger protections for their health and lives. The constitution affirms that every person has the right to the highest attainable standard of health, [...]

Abortion, Legal Protections, Contraception, Legal Protections, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care,Africa, Kenya,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World, Reporting on Rights,Publications

Fact Sheet: Nepal Supreme Court’s Landmark Decision Upholding the Right to Abortion

The Center has authored a new fact sheet on an important decision from the Supreme Court of Nepal in the case of Lakshmi Dhikta v. Nepal that upholds a woman’s right to abortion. This case [...]

Abortion, Legal Protections, Funding for Reproductive Healthcare, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care,Asia, Nepal,In the Courts, At the United Nations, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Publications

Former CRR-CLS Fellow Releases New Book Exploring the Role of Race in the Medical Setting

Reproducing Race: An Ethnography of Pregnancy as a Site of Racialization:  Boston University School of Law Professor and former CRR-CLS Fellow Khiara Bridges has authored Reproducing Race, an ethnography of pregnancy and birth at a [...]

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House Budget Bill Would Strip 60,000 Low-Income Women in the District of Columbia of Access to Abortion Services

The draft budget bill (H.R. 1) passed by the House of Representatives would overrule the decision of 400,000-plus voters in the District of Columbia to fund medically necessary abortions for low-income women. The bill would [...]

Abortion, Anti-Choice Harassment, Legal Restrictions, Funding for Reproductive Healthcare, Public Funding,United States,Engaging Policymakers, In the States (USA), In Washington D.C., Reporting on Rights,Publications

Calculated Injustice: The Slovak Republic’s Failure to Ensure Access to Contraceptives

Women and adolescent girls in Slovakia face numerous barriers to accessing modern contraceptives and contraceptive information. Because contraceptives are not covered by public health insurance, their users must pay the full price out of pocket. [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

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