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Women’s Health Providers To U.S. Supreme Court: Texas Clinic Shutdown Law Defies Constitution, Decades of Precedent

Women’s Health Providers To U.S. Supreme Court: Texas Clinic Shutdown Law Defies Constitution, Decades of Precedent Deceptive law would close more than 75% of Texas clinics and violate longstanding right to safe, legal abortion (PRESS [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions,United States,In the Courts,News

Journey to Justice

Journey to Justice Fifteen years after being denied an abortion, a Peruvian woman is paid reparations by the government in a landmark human rights victory. Last week one of our clients, a woman known as [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions,Latin America & Caribbean, Peru,At the United Nations, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,News

United Nations Working Group: Women in the United States, Texas Face Extreme Barriers to Basic Health Care

United Nations Working Group: Women in the United States, Texas Face Extreme Barriers to Basic Health Care (PRESS RELEASE) Women in Texas and across the country continue to face discrimination and extreme barriers to basic [...]

Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care,United States, Accountability Bodies, United Nations,At the United Nations,News

State of the States

State of the States A daunting 47 new anti-choice restrictions were enacted in the U.S. this year. Advocates are pushing back by advancing proactive laws that protect women’s health. With the recent clinic attack in [...]

Abortion, Legal Protections, Legal Restrictions,United States,Engaging Policymakers, In the States (USA),News

Peruvian Government Gives Monetary Reparations As Part of Historic United Nations Abortion Case

Peruvian Government Gives Monetary Reparations As Part of Historic United Nations Abortion Case (PRESS RELEASE) The Peruvian government has agreed to pay reparations as part of the first United Nations (U.N.) ruling on human rights [...]

Abortion, Legal Protections,Latin America & Caribbean, Peru,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World, Reporting on Rights,News

State Politicians Continue Crusade Against Safe, Legal Abortion in 2015 With Crop of New, Extreme Restrictions

State Politicians Continue Crusade Against Safe, Legal Abortion in 2015 With Crop of New, Extreme Restrictions Politicians introduce nearly 400 bills, enact 47 new laws restricting reproductive health care in the states this year (PRESS [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions,United States,Engaging Policymakers, In the States (USA),News

U.S Senate Narrowly Passes Latest Attempt to Defund Planned Parenthood

U.S Senate Narrowly Passes Latest Attempt to Defund Planned Parenthood Pro-choice champions attempt to block defunding language and protect women’s health clinics (PRESS RELEASE) Ignoring calls from elected officials and other key leaders, the U.S. [...]

Funding for Reproductive Healthcare, Public Funding,United States,Engaging Policymakers, In Washington D.C.,News

Dominican Republic Constitutional Court Repeals Abortion Law

Dominican Republic Constitutional Court Repeals Abortion Law (PRESS RELEASE) Despite progress made by the Dominican Republic in 2014 to amend the penal code to decriminalize abortion in limited circumstances, the Constitutional Tribunal of the Supreme [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions,Latin America & Caribbean,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World, Reporting on Rights,News

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

New U.N. Report: Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Must Be at Core of Humanitarian Action in Crisis Settings

New U.N. Report: Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Must Be at Core of Humanitarian Action in Crisis Settings (PRESS RELEASE) A new report from the United Nations Population Fund today finds that significant gaps remain [...]

Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care,Accountability Bodies, United Nations,At the United Nations,News

New Human Rights Case Filed On Behalf of Salvadoran Women Who Miscarried and Are Wrongfully Imprisoned

New Human Rights Case Filed On Behalf of Salvadoran Women Who Miscarried and Are Wrongfully Imprisoned (PRESS RELEASE) Countless Salvadoran women with pregnancy complications continue to be arrested on suspicion of an abortion and later [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions,Latin America & Caribbean, El Salvador,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World, Reporting on Rights,News

They Almost Killed Me

They Almost Killed Me A Salvadoran woman testifies about the abuse she suffered in jail after being imprisoned for having a miscarriage. And the Center fights back. When Cristina Quintanilla spoke into the microphone at [...]

Abortion, Legal Protections, Legal Restrictions,Latin America & Caribbean, El Salvador,In the Courts, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,News

U.N. Committee: Malawi Should Expand Access to Safe and Legal Abortion, Address Reproductive Rights Violations

U.N. Committee: Malawi Should Expand Access to Safe and Legal Abortion, Address Reproductive Rights Violations (PRESS RELEASE) The government of Malawi should implement laws and policies to expand access to safe and legal abortion, as [...]

Africa, Malawi,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,News

Center for Reproductive Rights Statement on Violence Against Colorado Planned Parenthood

Center for Reproductive Rights Statement on Violence Against Colorado Planned Parenthood Below is a statement released this morning from Center for Reproductive Rights President and CEO Nancy Northup regarding yesterday's violent attack on a Planned [...]

Abortion, Anti-Choice Harassment,United States,News

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

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