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Center for Reproductive Rights: Year in Review 2020

Despite the year's unprecedented challenges, the Center for Reproductive Rights continued to make progress to protect and advance reproductive rights across the globe. Thanks to all of our supporters who helped make these achievements possible!  Read [...]


Center’s 2020 Legislative Wrap-Up Outlines Abortion Measures Passed in U.S. States

The Center for Reproductive Rights has published its 2020 Legislative Wrap-up, providing a report on state abortion laws enacted during the year. As states were forced to confront the COVID-19 pandemic, economic upheaval, and a [...]

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Center’s Julie Rikelman Named a Crain’s New York “Notable Woman in Law”

Julie Rikelman, Senior Director of Litigation at the Center for Reproductive Rights, has been named by Crain’s New York as one of its Notable Women in Law for 2021. The list, published December 21, 2020, honors [...]

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Global Year in Review: The Center’s Biggest Achievements of 2020

Despite the unprecedented challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Center for Reproductive Rights and its global partners made significant progress in the fight for reproductive rights around the world this year. Working both inside and outside the courts in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America, the Center successfully blocked harmful [...]

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Center Spotlight: Jennifer Jacoby Talks U.S. Maternal Health

Jennifer Jacoby is well-versed in racial bias in the U.S. maternal health care system and the unconscionably poor health outcomes that result from that bias. Guiding her each day, she says, are some stark and [...]

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Ecuador’s President Issues Public Apology for Teenager’s Death in Landmark Sexual Violence Case

President Lenín Moreno of Ecuador today held a public act of recognition of responsibility for the sexual violence suffered by teenager Paola Guzmán Albarracín that led her to suicide nearly two decades ago. The apology [...]

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In New Testimony, Center Urges Congress to End Harmful Hyde Amendment

U.S. House of Representatives holds virtual hearing on anti-abortion policy that delays and blocks abortion access Today, the U.S. House of Representatives held a virtual hearing on the harms caused by the Hyde Amendment, a [...]

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Center Appeals to Inter-American Commission on Human Rights for Release of Unjustly Imprisoned Salvadoran Women

Women at Risk of COVID-19 After Inaction by Salvadoran Government The Center for Reproductive Rights and its partners appeared before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights on December 3 and urged it to recommend that [...]

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Catalina Martínez Coral on the Center’s Recent Human Rights Victory in Latin America

Ruling from Inter-American Court of Human Rights Will Help Protect Schoolgirls from Sexual Violence As a global organization, the Center for Reproductive Rights advances reproductive rights as human rights around the world. In August, the [...]

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Election 2020 Wrap-Up: The Reproductive Rights Landscape

From the record-turnout presidential election to referendums on state ballots, the results of Election 2020 will affect the reproductive rights landscape in both federal and state policy going forward. The election of Joseph R. Biden, [...]

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New Center Publication Highlights Work with Boko Haram Refugees in Nigeria

In Nigeria, millions of women have been harmed by the decades-long Boko Haram insurgency. They have lost their homes, loved ones, and suffered layers of abuse, violence, and trauma from this ongoing conflict, which first [...]

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Challenge to the Affordable Care Act at the U.S. Supreme Court Could End Health Care for Millions

Case Could Have Devastating Impact on Access to Reproductive Health Care On November 10, the United States Supreme Court heard argument in a case that could end health care coverage in the middle of a [...]

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UN Member States Make Recommendations to U.S. to Protect Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

      Strong Recommendations Given at U.S.’s Peer Review at the UN Human Rights Council United Nations Member States from around the world yesterday strongly recommended to the United States that it act to [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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