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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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“They don’t know our reality”: Lives impacted by El Salvador’s abortion ban

CBS News continues its coverage of El Salvador's total abortion ban and the efforts there by the Center to help women sentenced to long prison terms for having had abortions when in fact they have [...]

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These women say they had miscarriages. Now they’re in jail for abortion.

CBS News covers the Center's efforts to help women who have been imprisoned in El Salvador after being accused of having had abortions even though they claim to have miscarried. El Salvador has a total [...]

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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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Pakistan Addresses High Rate of Fistula

Pakistan Addresses High Rate of Fistula The high court in Pakistan’s Sindh region is facing the country’s first case to seek recognition of the widespread incidence of obstetric fistula as a violation of women’s fundamental [...]

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PassBlue: Will Women’s Reproductive Rights Be Dropped in the Post-2015 Agenda?

PassBlue: Will Women’s Reproductive Rights Be Dropped in the Post-2015 Agenda? Rebecca Brown The United Nations’ post-2015 development agenda is the next phase of the Millennium Development Goals, which provided a 15-year road map to [...]

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The Economist: Fertile grounds for hope

The Economist: Fertile grounds for hope Evelyne Opondo * SIR - Although it is true that modern contraception could play an important role in lowering birth rates in sub-Saharan Africa, governments must ensure that women [...]

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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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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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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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Al Jazeera: Chile’s Total Ban on Abortion

Al Jazeera: Chile's Total Ban on Abortion On Al Jazeera’s The Stream, the Center’s Legal Advisor for Latin American and the Caribbean, Alejandra Cárdenas, discusses the dire consequences of Chile’s absolute ban on abortion in [...]

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The Guardian: El Salvador abortion controversy shows lack of progress on Cairo agenda

The Guardian: El Salvador abortion controversy shows lack of progress on Cairo agenda by Luisa Cabal, Vice President of Programs "The treatment of a 22-year-old pregnant woman in El Salvador who was repeatedly denied potentially [...]

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Mother Jones: Republicans want to ban abortions after 20 weeks. Here’s how one group is fighting back

Mother Jones: Republicans want to ban abortions after 20 weeks "The Center for Reproductive Rights, a New York-based nonprofit, is at the center of the key legal battles over abortion and contraception. CRR filed the [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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