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International Solidarity with Women and Peaceful Protestors in Poland

As organizations committed to the advancement of human rights and gender equality, we stand in solidarity with all those in Poland who for the last week have peacefully protested against the politicized attack on women’s [...]

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Victory for Women in Northern Ireland

Victory for Women in Northern Ireland Court rules restrictive abortion law violates women’s rights Today, in a victory for women’s reproductive rights in Northern Ireland, the High Court of Northern Ireland ruled that the jurisdiction’s [...]

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Court Rules Northern Irish Abortion Law Violates Women’s Human Rights

(Geneva)—The Center for Reproductive Rights welcomes today’s judgement from the Northern Irish High Court which ruled that Northern Ireland’s highly restrictive abortion law contravenes women’s human rights. The Center intervened as a third party in [...]

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Northern Ireland Takes Critical Step Toward Decriminalization of Abortion

Northern Ireland Takes Critical Step Toward Decriminalization of Abortion In contrast to the recent proliferation of abortion bans and restrictions throughout the United States, the overall global trend is toward the liberalization of abortion laws [...]

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Reproductive Rights Developments in Europe

Reproductive Rights Developments in Europe Round-Up of Abortion Law Reform in 2018 and a Preview of Prospective Developments in 2019 This Bulletin provides an overview of key legal and policy developments on abortion that have [...]

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UK Supreme Court Recognizes that Northern Ireland’s Abortion Ban Contravenes Human Rights Law and Requires Radical Reconsideration card link

UK Supreme Court Recognizes that Northern Ireland’s Abortion Ban Contravenes Human Rights Law and Requires Radical Reconsideration

(GENEVA) The Center for Reproductive Rights welcomes today’s recognition by the UK Supreme Court that Northern Ireland’s highly restrictive abortion law contravenes the European Convention on Human Rights. Although for procedural reasons the Court did [...]

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Croatian Court Reaffirms Constitutionality of Women’s Access to Abortion

Croatian Court Reaffirms Constitutionality of Women’s Access to Abortion (PRESS RELEASE) Today the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Croatia reaffirmed the constitutionality of access to abortion. The Constitutional Court decision rejected claims made by [...]

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Abandoned By a Nation

The Center filed a new case against Ireland to stop its health care system from turning its back on women in desperate need of help. It’s nearly impossible to go through this life and not [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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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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New Legislation Introduced in Ireland Would Provide Needed Clarity on Legal Abortion For Women Suffering Life-Threatening Conditions

New Legislation in Ireland Would Provide Clarity on Legal Abortion For Women Suffering Life-Threatening Conditions (PRESS RELEASE) The Irish government published yesterday the first outline of new abortion legislation aimed at providing doctors and individuals [...]

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Pursuit of Justice

Pursuit of Justice The story of Polish daughter and mother P and S is deeply complicated. P, a teenager, was raped and became pregnant as a consequence. She wanted to terminate the pregnancy and had [...]

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Stopping All Violence

Last week, President Obama signed the renewal of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), which funds support groups for and prosecution of violent crimes against women. VAWA has made an enormous impact over the years, [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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