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An Open Letter to Michigan Legislators

An Open Letter to Michigan Legislators   Dear Speaker Bolger and Senator Richardville, We strongly urge you to allow Michigan voters to decide whether they support the initiative that would force women to purchase a [...]

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A Human Rights Crisis

Nuestro Texas is a major effort that seeks to mobilize women in Texas’s Rio Grande Valley to fight for their health and human rights. Ida was getting “desperate.” The mother of two had received a [...]

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In Pursuit of Justice

The Brazilian government still has to take big steps to fulfill the historic CEDAW Committee’s ruling on maternal mortality. Twenty-eight-year-old Alyne de Silva Pimentel, a poor Afro-Brazilian woman with a young daughter, was six months [...]

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Ending the Shame

No great leaps in medical technology will ever alter the reality that a certain percentage of pregnancies fail for natural, unavoidable reasons. What can, and what in fact must, change is the care women receive [...]

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Fighting for Women in Ireland

Fighting for Women in Ireland On Nov 13, the Center for Reproductive Rights joined with the Irish organization Doctors for Choice to stand with three women who were forced to leave the country to terminate [...]

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Sharing Our Stories

Sharing Our Stories There was much to celebrate at the Center for Reproductive Rights 2013 Annual Gala. In the previous 30 hours, we secured crucial victories for women in Texas and Oklahoma. And we presented [...]

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2013 Student Policy and Advocacy Award goes to Tulane LSRJ

2013 Student Policy and Advocacy Award goes to Tulane LSRJ Tulane University Law School chapter of Law Students for Reproductive Justice (LSRJ) receives the Center for Reproductive Rights Student Policy and Advocacy Award This semester, [...]

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EU Set to Vote on Major Policy Initiative

EU Set to Vote on Major Policy Initiative UPDATE: In an unexpected turn of events, a coalition of conservative members of the European Parliament forced a vote to send the report on sexual and reproductive [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

UN Takes Major Action to End Child Marriage

UN Takes Major Action to End Child Marriage For the first time in history, the United Nations Human Rights Council adopted a resolution dedicated to ending the blight of child marriage. Over 100 countries co-sponsored [...]

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Childhood Discarded

A new report calls on the governments in South Asia to stop the human rights crisis that is child marriage. At a time when girls in many countries are thinking about their math homework or [...]

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Contraceptive Access Case Filed In Supreme Court of Nepal

Contraceptive Access Case Filed In Supreme Court of Nepal Last month, the first case to be developed by the Center for Reproductive Rights’ South Asia Reproductive Justice and Accountability Initiative (SARJAI) was filed in the [...]

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Forced Out

Mandatory Pregnancy Testing and the Expulsion of Pregnant Students in Tanzanian Schools Think back to your teenage years—the angst of “fitting in” or of capturing the attention of your latest crush. Now imagine going to [...]

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United Across the U.S.

Transforming this nation’s reproductive rights landscape, to one in which all women have access to the full range of reproductive health care, will require vigorous and widespread pressure on Congress from Americans. On September 25, [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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