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Philippines Passes Reproductive Health Bill that Guarantees Access to Modern Contraceptives

Philippines Passes Reproductive Health Bill that Guarantees Access to Modern Contraceptives A reproductive health bill that has been in the making for more than a decade was passed in both the Philippines House of Representatives [...]

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Kenya Broadcasting Corporation: Center files case on unlawful detention

Kenya Broadcasting Corporation: Center files case on unlawful detention "The Center for Reproductive Rights has Friday filed a case before the High Court of Kenya on behalf of two women who were illegally detained in [...]

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Ireland’s Abortion Law: Lives At Risk

Ireland’s Abortion Law: Lives At Risk Last month, Savita Halapannavar arrived at Galway Hospital 17 weeks into her pregnancy and suffering from severe back pains. Doctors informed her that she was having a miscarriage, and then, over [...]

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Strasbourg Observers: P and S v. Poland – Adolescence, vulnerability, and reproductive autonomy

Strasbourg Observers: P and S v. Poland - Adolescence, vulnerability, and reproductive autonomy By Johanna Westeson, Regional Director for Europe, Center for Reproductive Rights This week, the European Court of Human Rights issued its decision [...]

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The Himalayan Times: The urgent need of comprehensive law

The Himalayan Times: The urgent need of comprehensive law By Sapana Malla Pradhan In Nepal, we just culminated a month long celebration acknowledging abortion law reform in this country, including the amendment to the Muluki [...]

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Guardian: Sonia Tábora and the risks of being poor and pregnant in El Salvador

Guardian: The risks of being poor and pregnant in El Salvador By Vickie Knox In the middle of the night of 19 February 2005, 20-year-old Sonia Tábora went into premature labour at seven months, alone, [...]

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RH Reality Check: Forced Pregnancy Testing: Blatant Discrimination and a Gross Violation of Human Rights

Forced Pregnancy Testing: Blatant Discrimination and a Gross Violation of Human Rights by Onyema Afulukwe, Legal Adviser for Africa at the Center for Reproductive Rights Earlier this month, news spread of a Louisiana charter school's [...]

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A World of Tragedy: The real-world consequences of a “human life” amendment

A World of Tragedy: The real-world consequences of a “human life” amendment The opponents of reproductive rights are once again calling for a "human life" amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Of course, the Constitution already [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

Canadian Doctors: “Life Begins at Birth” card link

Canadian Doctors: “Life Begins at Birth”

Canadian Doctors: “Life Begins at Birth” Earlier this year, one member of Canada's Parliament tried to start a fire. The fuel for that blaze was women's reproductive rights, and more specifically the section of Canada's [...]

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AllAfrica: Rwandan Govt Takes Critical Step in Recognizing Women’s Fundamental Human Rights

Rwandan Govt Takes Critical Step in Recognizing Women's Human Rights Affirming the importance of women's access to safe and legal abortion, the Rwandan government has lifted its reservation to Article 14(2)(c) of the African Charter [...]

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The Legal and Policy Framework on Abortion in Tanzania

Abortion is legal in mainland Tanzania when done to preserve the life or mental or physical health of the pregnant women, as well as in cases of sexual violence. However, unclear and often confusing abortion [...]

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New Beginning in Nepal

New Beginning in Nepal As the only global legal advocacy group dedicated to the advancement of reproductive rights worldwide, the Center set a goal several years ago to establish a strong presence in the places [...]

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Al Jazeera: Let them have contraception

Al Jazeera: Let them have contraception By: Manuela Picq "The London Summit on Family Planning is happening on July 11. It is an initiative from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the UK government [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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