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Amicus Work: Latin America and the Caribbean

Case of I.V. V. Bolivia  Inter-American Court of Human Rights (2016) Issue: Bolivia’s policy of forced sterilization  Center Position: Forced sterilization is a human rights violation. I.V. a Bolivian sued Bolivia when she was sterilized [...]

Latin America & Caribbean, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Peru,Case Document

Legislators, Advocates and Experts Collaborate at Center’s State Leadership Summit

The Center for Reproductive Rights held its State Leadership Summit on October 5, bringing together state legislators and advocates from across the U.S. to create new networks, share information, build skills, and forge policy change to advance reproductive health, rights and justice. The summit—the [...]

Abortion, Assisted Reproduction, Maternal Health,United States,Engaging Policymakers, In the States (USA),Story

Abortion Stigma: Open Letter to Public Officials and Policymakers

The Center for Reproductive Rights, along with We Testify, joined 116 organizations advocating for reproductive health, rights, and justice in issuing a letter calling on public officials and policy makers across the country to help [...]

Abortion,United States,Engaging Policymakers, In the States (USA),Documents

Human Rights and the Fight Against Retrogression in the U.S.

Risa Kaufman, the Center’s Director of U.S. Human Rights, wrote a piece for the journal Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters. She analyzed the recent abortion restrictions and bans occurring in the United States, including Texas’s [...]

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European Parliament Votes to Condemn Texas Abortion Ban

Denouncing the Texas law as “a strong attack on women’s freedom,” the European Parliament passes an “urgency resolution” and calls on the U.S. to protect abortion access.

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Center Hosts Session at Asia Conference on the Need to Decriminalize Abortion in the Region

The video replay is now available for “Regional Advocacy for Decriminalization of Abortion in Asia and Role of Pro-Bono Partners,” a session hosted by the Center for Reproductive Rights.

Abortion,Asia,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Story

Texas Abortion Ban in Effect Again After Appeals Court Ruling

10.08.21 – (PRESS STATEMENT) Today—in a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Department of Justice—the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals granted a request from the state of Texas, allowing the state’s six-week abortion ban (S.B. 8) [...]

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TX SB DOJ Fifth Cir. Reversal

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Safe Abortion Through Medical Abortion and Self-Management in Select Asian Countries

Published collaboratively by Center for Reproductive Rights and South Asia Reproductive Justice and Accountability Initiative (SARJAI), this paper outlines the existing public health standards and the current human rights standards on abortion including medical and self-managed abortions.

Abortion,Asia, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka,Reporting on Rights,Publications

Workshop Discusses the Fight for Abortion Access After Texas’s Abortion Ban

“After Texas: The Fight for Abortion Access,” a virtual workshop organized by The Meteor Fund and the Center for Reproductive Rights, was recently held to discuss Texas’s extreme abortion ban that took effect September 1 and its ramifications for abortion rights in other states. 

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Texas Abortion Ban Blocked

Federal district court temporarily blocks ban in DOJ lawsuit, accusing Texas of pursuing "an unprecedented and aggressive scheme to deprive its citizens of a significant and well-established constitutional right."

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Tanzania: Pregnant Student Ban Harms Thousands

In Tanzania, girls undergo mandatory pregnancy testing as part of the country’s policy to ban pregnant students and adolescent mothers from attending public schools. If a student is found to be pregnant, they are expelled [...]

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Federal Judge Pauses Strict Texas Law Banning Most Abortions

A federal judge granted the Justice Department’s request to halt S.B. 8, a Texas law that effectively banned abortion in the state and incentivized citizens to enforce it. However, even though S.B. 8 has been [...]

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