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Chilean Government Publicly Apologizes to a Woman Who was Sterilized Without Her Consent Based on HIV Status  card link

Chilean Government Publicly Apologizes to a Woman Who was Sterilized Without Her Consent Based on HIV Status 

Today, a Chilean woman named Francisca received a public apology from the Chilean government for having been sterilized without her authorization after giving birth in 2002.

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Oklahoma Becomes First State to Entirely Ban Abortion

05.25.2022 – (PRESS RELEASE) Today, Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt signed into law H.B. 4327, a citizen-enforced total ban on abortion that took effect today immediately upon signature. Oklahoma is now the only state in the [...]

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New Polling Shows Most Americans Don’t Want Roe Overturned

New polling shows the impact of the leaked draft opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization on public opinion and trust in the Court.

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Report: Poor Policies Contributed to Spike in Unintended Pregnancies and Unsafe Abortions at the Height of COVID-19 Pandemic in Five African Countries

NAIROBI, 19 May 2022- A new report reveals that women and girls from households living on lower incomes in five African countries faced multiple barriers in accessing sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services at the [...]

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Bill to Protect Abortion Rights Falls Short of Passage in Second Senate Vote

PRESS STATEMENT  05.11.22  Statement from Nancy Northup, president & CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights:  “This is an unprecedented moment. We are likely on the precipice of losing Roe v. Wade, and with it [...]

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Vigilante Abortion Ban Takes Effect in Oklahoma

05.03.2022 – (PRESS RELEASE) Today, the Oklahoma Supreme Court declined to immediately block a citizen-enforced ban on abortion after about six weeks of pregnancy (S.B. 1503). The Oklahoma state legislature passed the ban on April [...]

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Leak of Draft Opinion Shows Supreme Court Overturning Roe

Several media sources reported on the  leak of a draft opinion written by Justice Alito in the Center’s Supreme Court case, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. The draft reveals the Court’s intention to overturn [...]

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Reaction to POLITICO Reporting on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization

Statement from Nancy Northup, president and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights: “We don't know if the document as reported by Politico is legitimate, and we don't know if it represents the views of [...]

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Abortion Providers Sue Oklahoma Over Abortion Bans

Multiple sources reported on the Center’s challenge to Oklahoma’s recently passed abortion bans. One measure would make abortion a felony, punishable by up to 10 years in prison and/or an extreme fine, and the other [...]

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Legal Challenges Filed to Block Two Extreme Oklahoma Abortion Bans

04.28.2022 – (PRESS RELEASE) Today, a coalition of Oklahoma abortion providers and a reproductive justice organization filed two separate challenges in state court to block two different abortion bans passed during the 2022 state legislative [...]

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Taking Action on Black Maternal Health

Breana Lipscomb, the Center’s Senior Advisor of Maternal Health and Rights, was interviewed by Keisha Lancelin, the host of Focus Atlanta,on Black maternal health in Georgia. Lipscomb said, “Georgia consistently ranks near the bottom in [...]

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How Restricted Reproductive Care Impacts All Of The Black Community

The Center’s Senior Adviser for Maternal Health and Rights, Breana Lipscomb, was interviewed by Essence Magazine for its piece, "How Restricted Reproductive Care Impacts All Of The Black Community." Lipscomb discusses the importance of Black [...]

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Oklahoma Governor Signs Bill Making Nearly All Abortions Illegal

Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt signed a bill that makes providing abortion care a felony. Medical providers that perform abortions could face up to 10 years in prison and fines up to $100,000. The bill is [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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