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2016 State of the States: A Pivotal Time for Reproductive Rights

Politicians in statehouses across the country continued to attack women’s access to vital health care services in 2016, introducing more than 500 bills and enacting more than 60 new laws restricting access to reproductive health [...]

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2016 Gala: A Celebratory Evening

With the soaring view of a New York City night skyline as a backdrop, Center for Reproductive Rights board chair Kathleen Tait welcomed 500 guests to the 2016 gala celebrating the organization’s historic achievements—from Texas [...]

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Breaking Ground 2016: Treaty Monitoring Bodies on Reproductive Rights

Breaking Ground: Treaty Monitoring Bodies on Reproductive Rights, an annual publication from the Center for Reproductive Rights, summarizes the jurisprudence from United Nations treaty monitoring bodies on reproductive rights, particularly the standards on maternal health [...]

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Looking Forward

Watch a discussion hosted by the Center and Cosmopolitan magazine on the future of reproductive rights. Cosmopolitan editor-in-chief Joanna Coles—whose tenure at the magazine has been marked by a commitment to advancing women’s health issues—moderated [...]

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Facing Uganda’s Law on Abortion

Maternal mortality continues to be a formidable factor in the realization of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) in Uganda. Indeed 343 women out of every 100,000 women die from preventable pregnancy-related complications each [...]

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Facing Uganda’s Law on Abortion: Experiences from Women and Service Providers

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Game Changer

What does our historic win at the Supreme Court mean for abortion access? Stephanie Toti, lead attorney in the case, breaks it down. To keep calm on the evening before the U.S. Supreme Court was [...]

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A Duty to Protect

The Zika outbreak threatens dire consequences in countries that have failed to prioritize women’s health and human rights. Katia lives in El Salvador, one of several Latin American countries where the government has advised women [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

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Tools of Transformation

A Center-sponsored toolkit equips reproductive health advocates in the South with resources to confront the growing maternal health crisis for Black women. Across the United States, Black women die or suffer serious illness during and [...]

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A Punishing Year

Abandoning any pretense of protecting women, a new wave of abortion restrictions focus on shaming and criminalizing women and doctors. (Updated 8.4.16) More than a dozen abortion restrictions have been introduced so far this legislative [...]

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A Most Basic Right

A first-ever ruling from the UN’s principal human rights body calls for swift and comprehensive reform to Ireland’s merciless abortion laws. At 21 weeks pregnant, when Amanda Mellet was told the fetus she was carrying [...]

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Not Okay in Oklahoma

The Center continues to challenge the state’s senseless assault on women’s reproductive health. When Laura, a college student in Oklahoma, found out she was pregnant, she knew immediately what she needed to do. “No question,” [...]

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Washington Acts for Women

Washington Acts for Women Advocates team up to garner remarkable Capitol Hill support for a federal bill protecting women’s access to abortion care. “There are women languishing around the country who cannot speak for themselves. [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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