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The Women Behind Bars In El Salvador

The Women Behind Bars In El Salvador El Salvador’s total ban on abortion puts women’s health and lives in danger and denies them essential reproductive freedom. Right now, dozens of women are wrongfully imprisoned under [...]

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Teodora Is Free

    Teodora Is Free     Our client Teodora was released from prison this month. She was unjustly imprisoned for 11 years under El Salvador’s inhumane abortion law after suffering a stillbirth. Watch our [...]

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The Center for Reproductive Rights Denounces Arrest of Pregnant Schoolgirls in Tanzania

The Center for Reproductive Rights Denounces Arrest of Pregnant Schoolgirls in Tanzania The Center for Reproductive Rights Denounces Arrest of Pregnant Schoolgirls in Tanzania (PRESS RELEASE) Five schoolgirls who became pregnant and their parents were [...]

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Salvadoran Teenager Wrongfully Sentenced To 30 Years In Prison For Experiencing Pregnancy Complications

Salvadoran Teenager Wrongfully Sentenced To 30 Years In Prison For Experiencing Pregnancy Complications (PRESS RELEASE) This week a nineteen-year old Salvadoran rape survivor who became pregnant and suffered a stillbirth was sentenced to 30 years [...]

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Honduras Reinforces Total Abortion Ban

Honduras Reinforces Total Abortion Ban (PRESS RELEASE) The Honduran Congress halted a historic opportunity to reform the country’s total abortion ban. On Thursday, Congress refused to amend the abortion law in adopting a new penal [...]

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Inter-American Commission On Human Rights Opens Case Involving Salvadoran Woman Wrongfully Imprisoned

Inter-American Commission On Human Rights Opens Case Involving Salvadoran Woman Wrongfully Imprisoned (PRESS RELEASE) The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR)—a principal human rights body for the Americas—announced it will hear the case of Manuela, [...]

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Forced Sterilization in Chile

Forced Sterilization in Chile Francisca, a young Chilean woman, describes the day her only son was born as the worst and the best day of her life. The best—for obvious reasons. The worst—for reasons almost too [...]

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Human Rights Organizations Condemn Perú for Ending Criminal Investigation into Mass Forced Sterilization

Human Rights Organizations Condemn Perú for Ending Criminal Investigation into Mass Forced Sterilization Center for Reproductive Rights calls out state for failing to comply with its obligations before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (PRESS [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

Organizations in several countries reject decision of the Colombian Constitutional Court allowing for sterilization of minors with disabilities without their consent

Organizations in several countries reject decision of the Colombian Constitutional Court allowing for sterilization of m (PRESS RELEASE)  On March 11th, the Colombian Constitutional Court validated the practice of surgical sterilization of minors with intellectual [...]

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Perú Ends Criminal Investigation into Mass Forced Sterilizations

Perú Ends Criminal Investigation into Mass Forced Sterilizations Center for Reproductive Rights calls out state for failing to comply with its obligations before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (PRESS RELEASE) Peruvian prosecutors have closed [...]

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A Battle in Arkansas

A Battle in Arkansas Yesterday, a legislature of extremists in Arkansas ignored the governor, ignored broad national support for the right to abortion, ignored the United States Supreme Court, ignored logic, and, most importantly, ignored [...]

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In Pursuit of Justice

In Pursuit of Justice Imagine you go to the hospital or a doctor's office and receive the treatment that you need to stay healthy. On your way out the door, you are given a bill. [...]

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Gauer and Others v. France

In August 2011, the Center for Reproductive Rights and its partners filed an amicus brief to the European Court of Human Rights in support of Joëlle Gauer and Others —five women with mental disabilities in [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

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