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Council of Europe Issue Paper on women’s SRHR in Europe

Abortion, Assisted Reproduction, Contraception, Maternal Health,Europe,Around the World,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

Annual Report 2017

As we mark our 25th anniversary, the Center for Reproductive Rights celebrates the trails we have blazed and the progress we have made toward building a world where reproductive rights are recognized and respected as [...]

Abortion, Adolescent SRHR, Censorship, Contraception, Funding for Reproductive Healthcare, Maternal Health,Publications

20 Week Ban Fact Sheet 115th Congress

Abortion,United States, Accountability Bodies,Engaging Policymakers,Publications

Fact Sheet: Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Conflict

Women and girls in conflict and post-conflict settings face increased risks of sexual violence and urgently need sexual and reproductive healthcare services, such as obstetric and antenatal care for pregnant women, access to contraceptive information [...]

Humanitarian Settings,Accountability Bodies, United Nations,At the United Nations,Publications

Evaluating Priorities: Measuring Women’s and Children’s Health and Well-being against Abortion Restrictions in the States- Volume II

Anti-abortion politicians have quietly passed 391 laws restricting access to abortion since 2010. The politicians that push these laws often claim that they are necessary to protect the health and well-being of women, their pregnancies, [...]

United States,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

Legal Grounds III: Reproductive and Sexual Rights in Sub-Saharan African Courts

Reproductive and sexual rights, which are guaranteed in constitutions and in international and regional human rights treaties, have no impact if they are not recognized and enforced by national-level courts. Legal Grounds: Sexual and Reproductive [...]

Abortion, Legal Protections,Africa,In the Courts,Publications

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

Reproductive Rights in Indian Courts

Over the last decade, Indian courts have issued several notable decisions recognizing women’s reproductive rights as part of the “inalienable survival rights” implicitly protected under the fundamental right to life. In certain ground-breaking judgments, the [...]

Abortion,Asia, India,Reporting on Rights,Publications

Criminalization of Abortion in the Philippines Fact Sheet

The Philippines criminalizes abortion without any clear exception. Despite the criminal abortion ban, women and girls continue to undergo abortions which are often performed under unsafe conditions and result in complications that require immediate medical [...]

Abortion,Asia, Philippines,In the Courts,Publications

Standing Up for Reproductive Rights: A Look Back at the 114th Congress

            Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or to lose. I am resolved that we shall win the tomorrows before us. -President Lyndon B. [...]

Abortion, Adolescent SRHR, Censorship, Contraception, Funding for Reproductive Healthcare, Maternal Health,United States,Engaging Policymakers, In Washington D.C., Reporting on Rights,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.