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2013’S BIGGEST MOMENTS

2013’s Biggest Moments The past year gave us landmark victories, unprecedented hostility from the opposition, and historic legislation that could end the madness. Despite the absence of bumbling politicians using their stump speeches to prove [...]

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Filipino Government Cuts All Funding for Modern Contraceptives

Filipino Government Cuts All Funding for Modern Contraceptives (PRESS RELEASE) One year after Philippine President Benigno S. Aquino III passed groundbreaking legislation that would have guaranteed universal and free access to nearly all modern contraceptives for all citizens, [...]

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An Open Letter to Michigan Legislators

An Open Letter to Michigan Legislators   Dear Speaker Bolger and Senator Richardville, We strongly urge you to allow Michigan voters to decide whether they support the initiative that would force women to purchase a [...]

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European Parliament Rejects Resolution on Sexual and Reproductive Rights

European Parliament Rejects Resolution on Sexual and Reproductive Rights (PRESS RELEASE) By a margin of seven votes, the European Parliament rejected a resolution today that called for access to safe and legal abortion, contraceptive services, [...]

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Access to Contraception Worldwide is Key to Women’s Human Rights

Access to Contraception Worldwide is Key to Women's Human Rights (PRESS RELEASE) On the 63rd International Human Rights Day commemorating the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which protects all people’s rights to equality and freedom [...]

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U.S. Supreme Court Takes on Hobby Lobby’s Effort to Deny Women Copay-Free Birth Control Guaranteed by Affordable Care Act

U.S. Supreme Court Takes on Hobby Lobby’s Effort to Deny Women Copay-Free Birth Control Guaranteed by ACA After the nation’s highest court upheld historic health care law, for-profit company attempting to refuse women access to [...]

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A Human Rights Crisis

Nuestro Texas is a major effort that seeks to mobilize women in Texas’s Rio Grande Valley to fight for their health and human rights. Ida was getting “desperate.” The mother of two had received a [...]

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In Pursuit of Justice

The Brazilian government still has to take big steps to fulfill the historic CEDAW Committee’s ruling on maternal mortality. Twenty-eight-year-old Alyne de Silva Pimentel, a poor Afro-Brazilian woman with a young daughter, was six months [...]

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New Report: Unsafe Abortion and Inadequate Access to Contraception in Uganda Leaves Women with Few Options

New Report: Unsafe Abortion and Inadequate Access to Contraception in Uganda Leaves Women with Few Options (PRESS RELEASE) Confusing abortion laws and reproductive health policies in Uganda have forced women to turn to unsafe abortions [...]

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Albuquerque Voters Reject Dangerous and Extreme Abortion Ban

Albuquerque Voters Reject Dangerous and Extreme Abortion Ban Center for Reproductive Rights: “Elections should never determine constitutional rights” (PRESS RELEASE) The Center for Reproductive Rights applauds voters in Albuquerque, NM for rejecting the nation’s first-ever [...]

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U.S. Supreme Court Refuses to Reinstate Injunction Blocking Texas Law That Has Halted Abortion Services at More Than a Dozen Clinics Across the State

SCOTUS Refuses to Reinstate Injunction Blocking Law That Has Halted Abortion Services at Over a Dozen Texas Clinics Admitting privileges requirement will continue to deny Texas women of constitutional rights while case is heard at [...]

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Ending the Shame

No great leaps in medical technology will ever alter the reality that a certain percentage of pregnancies fail for natural, unavoidable reasons. What can, and what in fact must, change is the care women receive [...]

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Fighting for Women in Ireland

Fighting for Women in Ireland On Nov 13, the Center for Reproductive Rights joined with the Irish organization Doctors for Choice to stand with three women who were forced to leave the country to terminate [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

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