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Recipe for Disaster

Recipe for Disaster Using absurd building regulations in an underhanded attempt to shutter most of the state’s abortion clinics, Texas legislators risk a public health crisis. Liposuction. Colonoscopy. Skin cancer excision. Vasectomy. A D&,C after [...]

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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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The Sins of Peru

The Sins of Peru For all of the debate about whether abortion should be allowed for victims of rape, there hasn't been much discussion about the actual consequences of prohibiting abortion under such circumstances. Sadly, [...]

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Human Rights Day 2011

“All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.” That’s the first sentence of Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted by the United Nations 63 years ago on [...]

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A Girl Who Changed the World, A Victory for Women Everywhere

A Girl Who Changed the World, A Victory for Women Everywhere In 2009, a girl from Peru named L.C. demanded justice. Two years earlier, she needed an abortion—had a legal right to abortion—and was denied, [...]

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In the Name of Alyne: A Historic Human Rights Victory

Alyne da Silva Pimentel would have been 37 years old today if Brazil’s government had honored its responsibility to protect her fundamental human rights. Instead, because she was poor and Afro-Brazilian, she died in 2002 [...]

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Defending Rights & Saving Lives: 2010 Accomplishments

No woman should have to risk her life because she cannot get the essential reproductive care she deserves. This tenet is the cornerstone of the Center for Reproductive Rights work. Looking back at 2010, the [...]

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A.S. v. Hungary (United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women)

The A.S. v. Hungary complaint was filed under the Optional Protocol to CEDAW on behalf of a Hungarian woman of Roma origin who was coercively sterilized in a public hospital. The complaint was filed jointly [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

Alyne da Silva Pimentel v. Brazil (Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women)

UN Committee Establishes States’ Obligation to Address Maternal Mortality   (Updated 3.18.21) In the first-ever maternal mortality case decided by an international human rights body, the United Nations’ Committee on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women [...]

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KL v. Peru (United Nations Human Rights Committee)

UN Human Rights Committee Establishes Right to Abortion as a Human Right  (Updated 3.18.21) The Center for Reproductive Rights persuaded the United Nations Human Rights Committee (UNHRC) to recognize that women have a human right to access safe and legal abortion. In a ruling that [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

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