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Call on Costa Rica Now

For too long, women in Costa Rica have been denied legal abortion services—help us fight back. Your voice counts – sign the petition now to urge the Costa Rican government to permit women to receive [...]

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Access to EC in Latin America Takes Center Stage at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

Access to EC in Latin America Takes Center Stage at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Center for Reproductive Rights Participates In Public Hearing Addressing Restrictions on Emergency Contraception at the 149th Period of Sessions [...]

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Unspeakable Cruelty

The Costa Rican government ignored its laws and inflicted brutal suffering on a woman who had every right to a legal abortion. Aurora was on the way to her friend’s house when the bleeding started. [...]

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Despite Country’s Own Laws, Costa Rica Continues to Deny Women Legal Abortion

Despite Country’s Own Laws, Costa Rica Continues to Deny Women Legal Abortion Center for Reproductive Rights brings second case of human rights violations in Costa Rica to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (PRESS RELEASE) [...]

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Inter-American Court of Human Rights Declares Costa Rica’s Ban on In-Vitro Fertilization a Human Rights Violation

Inter-American Court of Human Rights Declares Costa Rica’s Ban on IVF a Human Rights Violation (PRESS RELEASE) Costa Rica’s longstanding ban on in-vitro fertilization—which has barred countless individuals from building their families for almost 12 [...]

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Costa Rica’s IVF Ban and the Future of Reproductive Rights in Latin America

Costa Rica’s IVF Ban and the Future of Reproductive Rights in Latin America Miguel and Ileana worked together for one year at a car dealership in the late 1980s. They fell for each other in [...]

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The CEDAW Committee Urges States to Protect and Promote Sexual and Reproductive Rights

In July 2011, the Committee for the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW Committee) urged the governments of Nepal, Costa Rica, and Zambia to improve their record on reproductive rights. The Center for Reproductive Rights, [...]

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Civil Society in Central America, Mexico and the Spanish-Speaking Carribean Meet with the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health

(Guatemala City - Guatemala, March 23) United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right of everyone to the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health, Anand Grover, visited Guatemala City on March 22 and 23 [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

Center for Reproductive Rights Statement on Senate’s Vote to Repeal the Global Gag Rule

The Center for Reproductive Rights calls on President Bush to sign the bill repealing the Global Gag Rule. The President has repeatedly stated his commitment to cultivating democracy abroad and should therefore, take this opportunity [...]

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Center Joins Couples’ Legal Battle Against Costa Rica’s IVF Ban

Case Before Inter-American Commission Could Have Repercussions in U.S. Washington, D.C. In a case that could undermine women’s access to reproductive technologies, contraception and abortion across North, Central and South America— including the United States— [...]

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Bush Administration Urged to Implement HIV/AIDS Initiative without Strings Attached

Statement of Nancy Northup, President, Center for Reproductive Rights "Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a $15 billion HIV/AIDS plan aimed at combating the AIDS pandemic internationally over the next five years. We applaud [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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