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High Court to decide on landmark post-abortion care case

The Center is asking a Kenyan High Court to prevent the state from arresting, detaining, and prosecuting women who seek post-abortion care. The case concerns PAK, a 16-year-old girl who sought medical attention after experiencing [...]

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Tanzania’s Policy Change Will Allow Pregnant Schoolgirls to Continue Their Education

Country ends discriminatory policy that barred pregnant girls and adolescent mothers from school--days after a case challenging the policy was argued at the ACERWC.

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Webinar to Discuss Landmark Cases Influencing SRHR Across the Globe

Hear from global experts on January 26 about the role of litigation in advancing SRHR across borders.

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Center Submits Comment Supporting the Repeal of Burdensome Trump-Era Regulation Which Would Have Diverted Resources From Critical Programs

On December 17, 2021, the Center for Reproductive Rights submitted a comment supporting the Department of Health and Human Services’ proposed rule repealing the Securing Updated Necessary Statutory Evaluations Timely (“SUNSET”) rule promulgated by the [...]

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Esterilizaciones Forzadas En Perú: Luego De 18 Años De Proceso Penal Se Abre Investigación Judicial Contra Alberto Fujimori Y Sus Exministros De Salud

La decisión de la justicia peruana y la lucha de las víctimas representa una oportunidad para la búsqueda de verdad, justicia y reparación. Más de 217 mil mujeres fueron esterilizadas entre 1996 y 1998 en [...]

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FDA Takes Important Step to Expand Access to Medication Abortion Care

Statement from Lourdes Rivera, Senior Vice President of U.S. Programs at the Center for Reproductive Rights: “Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced they are permanently lifting some of the medically unnecessary and [...]

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In India, Center Partners with Law School to Offer Reproductive Law and Justice Clinic

Members of the Center's Asia team are among the instructors at this pilot program at Jindal Global Law School.

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Supreme Court Leaves Texas Law In Effect

MSNBC interviewed Center president and CEO Nancy Northup about the Supreme Court’s ruling that left Texas’s abortion ban in effect and left only a limited path to challenge the law in federal court. Northup said, [...]

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Supreme Court Refuses to Block Texas Abortion Ban

Multiple sources reported on the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Center’s case, Whole Woman’s Health v. Jackson, which challenges Texas’s abortion ban and vigilante scheme. The Court refused to block the blatantly unconstitutional ban, which [...]

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U.S. Supreme Court Fails to Block Texas’s Unconstitutional Abortion Ban and Vigilante Scheme

Court's ruling leaves federal courts powerless to protect constitutional rights.

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Supreme Court Refuses to Block Texas Abortion Ban, Greenlights Bounty-Hunting Scheme

12.10.2021 – (PRESS RELEASE) Today, the U.S. Supreme Court issued decisions in two cases challenging Texas’ ban on abortion after six weeks of pregnancy (S.B. 8), ending two of the most promising pathways to blocking [...]

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Center Submits Comment Supporting the Repeal of Harmful Trump-Era Religious Exemption Authorizing Employment Discrimination By Federal Contractors

On December 9, 2021, the Center for Reproductive Rights submitted a comment supporting the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs’ proposed rule rescinding the Trump administration’s 2020 Rule “Implementing Legal Requirements Regarding [...]

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Human Rights Court Prohibits Reporting Women for Abortions in L.A.

The Havana Times reported on the Inter-American Court of Human Rights historic ruling in the Center’s case, Manuela v. El Salvador. The Court found that El Salvador was responsible for Manuela’s death and that the [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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