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Convicted for ‘advertising’ abortion, German doctors are fighting to share the facts

In this CNN article about a German law that prevents doctors from “advertising for abortion,” or even publishing information on abortion on their websites, Leah Hoctor, the Center for Reproductive Rights' regional director for Europe, [...]

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In Europe, Coronavirus Created an Obstacle Course for Safe Abortions

The New York Times quotes Leah Hoctor, Europe director of the Center for Reproductive Rights, in an article on how border closings and Covid-19 cases during the coronavirus pandemic have affected access to abortion services [...]

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Women’s Strike Defeats Abortion Ban in Poland

Women’s Strike Defeats Abortion Ban in Poland On October 3, seven million women in Poland went on strike, outraged by a proposal that would completely ban abortion—and punish women who end a pregnancy with up [...]

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Daily Beast: Why Does Spain Love Gay Marriage But Hate Abortion?

Daily Beast: Why Does Spain Love Gay Marriage But Hate Abortion? Emily Shire Spain’s about to become the most repressive country in the EU when it comes to abortion rights—even as it has embraced gay [...]

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Reuters: IWD 2014: No equality without reproductive autonomy

Reuters: IWD 2014: No equality without reproductive autonomy Nancy Northup Earlier this year, France’s National Assembly moved to amend its country’s laws to reaffirm women’s absolute right to end a pregnancy through the first 12 [...]

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New York Times: Spain’s regressive abortion bill

New York Times: Spain’s regressive abortion bill Johanna Westeson Regarding “Spain’s alarming abortion debate” (Editorial, Jan. 18): When a country severely restricts women’s access to abortion, as Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is proposing in Spain, [...]

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The Guardian: Irish abortion ban case taken to UN Human Rights Committee

The Guardian: Irish abortion ban case taken to UN Human Rights Committee Henry McDonald Ireland's continued ban on most abortions has come under attack nationally and internationally, with campaigners calling for a referendum on termination [...]

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RH Reality Check: Silence and Denial Don’t Work: Ireland, Malta, the European Union and the Lessons of Savita’s Death

RH Reality Check: Silence and Denial Don't Work: Ireland, Malta, the European Union and the Lessons of Savita's Death by Johanna Westeson, Regional Director for Europe at the Center for Reproductive Rights Much has been [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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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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PUBLIC SERVICE EUROPE: Spain and Romania Backslide on Abortion

Spain and Romania Backslide on Abortion by Nancy Northup, President & CEO at the Center for Reproductive Rights In recent decades—as an overwhelming preponderance of evidence has established an inextricable link between the availability of [...]

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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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Public Service Europe: Europe must fight Turkish abortion restrictions

Europe must fight Turkish abortion restrictions By Lilian Sepulveda, Director of the Global Legal Program, Center for Reproductive Rights Evidence show that abortion restrictions lead not to fewer abortions, but to increases in unsafe and [...]

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RH Reality Check: Many International Agreements Later, Girls and Young Women Worldwide Still Lack Basic Rights

By Louise Finer, International Advocacy Manager, Center for Reproductive Rights Moldova is one of more than two dozen countries that celebrate International Women’s Day — March 8 — as a holiday, with an official day [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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