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Contraceptive Coverage in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program

In 1998, Congress voted to ensure that all Federal Employees Health Benefit Program (FEHBP) participants have access to comprehensive contraceptive coverage in the FY 1999 Treasury, Postal Service and General Government Appropriations Bill. Previously, FEHBP [...]

Contraception,United States,Reporting on Rights,Publications

Emergency Contraception (EC): An Affirmative Agenda to Improve Access, July 2003 (PDF)

Legislative advocacy packet on EC topics containing background information, factsheets, talking points, model legislation, statutes and strategy guidelines. Click below for individual chapters.

United States,Reporting on Rights,Publications

Trends in Reproductive Rights Jurisprudence in Latin America

All Latin American countries have ratified the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and the Inter-American Convention on the Prevention, Punishment and Eradication of Violence against Women. Yet despite [...]

Maternal Health,Latin America & Caribbean,Reporting on Rights,Publications

The Bush Global Gag Rule: Endangering Women’s Health, Free Speech and Democracy

On January 22, 2001, on his first business day in office (and the 28th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision establishing a woman's right to an abortion), President George W. [...]

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Laws and Regulations Affecting Medical Abortion

Medical abortion is a safe and effective non-surgical method of early pregnancy termination. The FDA has approved one drug specifically for use in early abortions.1 Mifepristone (also known as RU 486) is now available under [...]

Abortion,United States,Reporting on Rights,Publications
Bodies on Trial: Reproductive Rights in Latin American Courts card link

Bodies on Trial: Reproductive Rights in Latin American Courts

The judicial branch of government is essential to the viability and sustainability of any democracy. Judges make decisions every day that directly affect people's lives, influencing public perceptions of whether and how justice is being [...]

Legal Restrictions, Adolescent SRHR,Latin America & Caribbean,Reporting on Rights,Publications

Reproductive Rights are Human Rights

The legal foundations for women's reproductive rights are built upon a variety of human rights recognized under international law. This pocket-size booklet delineates ten key human rights, cited from major international legal instruments, which encompass [...]

Maternal Health,United States,Reporting on Rights,Publications

Body and Soul: Forced Sterilization and Other Assaults on Roma Reproductive Freedom

Romani women in Slovakia continue to be subject to grave violations of their human rights, particularly their reproductive rights, even though a communist-era law offering monetary incentives for sterilization has been rescinded. A three-month fact-finding [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

Reproductive Rights 2000 Moving Forward card link

Reproductive Rights 2000 Moving Forward

"With the new millennium upon us, we should take this opportunity to consider how recent positive developments can be replicated elsewhere to shape a future in which reproductive rights are recognized worldwide as basic human [...]

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International Family Planning and Reproductive Health

International family planning and reproductive health and programs funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) population program and UNFPA (United Nations Population Fund) provide health care choices that assist women in realizing their [...]

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The Global Gag Rule’s Effects on NGOs in 56 Countries

The Global Gag Rule penalizes non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in 561 countries that receive family planning assistance funds from the U.S. These NGOs are prohibited from providing abortion-related services, including counseling and referrals, and/or lobbying on [...]

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Roe v. Wade and the Right to Privacy

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Claiming Our Rights: Surviving Pregnancy and Childbirth in Mali

The right to survive pregnancy and childbirth is grounded in women’s right to life, the most fundamental of human rights guarantees. This right remains unrealized in Mali, where pregnancy and childbirth take the lives of [...]

Maternal Health, Maternal Mortality,Africa, Mali,Reporting on Rights,Publications

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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