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Los Angeles Times: Philippines president signs law easing access to contraceptives

Los Angeles Times: Philippines president signs law easing access to contraceptives By Kenneth R. Weiss and Sol Vanzi "Philippines President Benigno Aquino III has signed legislation that will provide modern contraceptives to the nation’s poorest [...]

Contraception,Asia, Philippines,Center in the Spotlight

Associated Press: Court strikes down Costa Rica in-vitro ban

Associated Press: Court strikes down Costa Rica in-vitro ban By Cesar Barrantes and Michael Weissenstein "A Costa Rican ban on in-vitro fertilization has been struck down by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in a [...]

Latin America & Caribbean, Costa Rica,In the Courts,Center in the Spotlight

Wall Street Journal: Abortion Clinic Presses to Stay Open

Wall Street Journal: Abortion Clinic Presses to Stay Open By Cameron McWhirter "Mississippi's only abortion clinic says it won't be able to meet a requirement of a new state law that tightens regulations for abortion [...]

Abortion, Anti-Choice Harassment, Legal Protections,United States,In the Courts,Center in the Spotlight

The Personhood Papers

The so-called personhood movement threatens the human and reproductive rights of women by giving rights to a fertilized egg. The Center has assembled information and strategies to help advocates, legislators, and others beat back these [...]

Abortion, Definitions, Legal Protections, Legal Restrictions,United States,Reporting on Rights,Publications

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 [...]

Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care,Africa, Kenya,In the Courts, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Center in the Spotlight

Associated Press: Oklahoma Abortion Laws Unconstitutional, State Supreme Court Rules

Associated Press: Okla. Abortion Laws Unconstitutional, State Supreme Court Rules By Tim Talley "Oklahoma laws requiring women seeking abortions to have an ultrasound image placed in front of them while they hear a description of [...]

Abortion, Legal Protections,United States,In the Courts,Center in the Spotlight

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 [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Other Barriers, Maternal Health, Maternal Mortality,Europe, Ireland,Reporting on Rights,Center in the Spotlight

DailyBeast: Martha Plimpton on Women’s Rights, Sandra Fluke, and Organization A is For

DailyBeast: Martha Plimpton on Women’s Rights, Sandra Fluke, and Organization A is For By Martha Plimpton “…[B]ack in February of this year, a young woman named Sandra Fluke was invited to testify before Rep. Darrel [...]

Abortion, Legal Protections, Legal Restrictions, Funding for Reproductive Healthcare, Maternal Health,United States,In the Courts, Engaging Policymakers, In the States (USA), In Washington D.C.,Center in the Spotlight

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

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 [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Adolescent SRHR,Europe, Poland, Accountability Bodies, European Human Rights System,In the Courts, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Center in the Spotlight

“Draw the Line” on MSNBC

"Draw the Line" on MSNBC Nancy Northup, president and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights, appeared on Jansing &, Co. this morning with actress and Center supporter Audra McDonald to talk about why the [...]

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DailyBeast: Isabel Allende-How a Mysterious Baby Girl Sparked My Fight for Women

DailyBeast: Isabel Allende- How a Mysterious Baby Girl Sparked My Fight for Women By Isabel Allende "Nearly two decades ago, I took a trip to India that would change my life. Touring some rural areas [...]

Abortion, Legal Protections, Legal Restrictions, Funding for Reproductive Healthcare, Maternal Health,United States,In the Courts, Engaging Policymakers, In the States (USA), In Washington D.C.,Center in the Spotlight

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 [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions,Asia, Nepal,In the Courts, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Center in the Spotlight

New York Times Editorial: If Roe v. Wade Goes

New York Times Editorial: If Roe v. Wade Goes It is no secret that Mitt Romney and his running-mate, Representative Paul Ryan, are opponents of abortion rights. When Mr. Ryan was asked at last week’s [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions,United States,In the Courts, Engaging Policymakers, In the States (USA), In Washington D.C.,Center in the Spotlight

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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