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Victor Fisher, Anne Harrison, Mark A. Sandberg v. Craig Campbell

This case, known as the Alaska Personhood Initiative, is a pre-election challenge to the Alaska Lieutenant Governor's certification of a measure seeking to extend legal rights from the moment of conception.  Case filed:  11/23/2009 State:  [...]

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Czech Government Apologizes to Victims of Forced Sterilization

                The Center for Reproductive Rights congratulates the Czech Republic on being the first country in the region to acknowledge that Roma women have been forcibly sterilized. In [...]

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Planned Parenthood of Alaska v. Campbell

This was a pre-election challenge to a ballot measure in Alaska proposing a law  to require notification of one parent of a minor, followed by a 48-hour delay, prior to the performance of an abortion. [...]

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Tucson Women’s Center v. Arizona Medical Board

Case requesting that the U.S. District Court of Arizona invalidate certain provisions of Arizona House Bill 2564 that would significantly reduce women's access to abortion services in Arizona and put physicians at risk of losing [...]

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Centre for Health and Resource Management v. The State of Bihar & Others (2009)

Attorneys from HRLN conducted a fact-finding mission in 2010 that led to the subsequent withdrawal of the case in favor of refiling based on fresh evidence documenting reproductive rights violations in Bihar. For more information [...]

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MKB Management Corp. v. Stenehjem

Case challenging a new law in North Dakota that imposes confusing new restrictions on the provision of abortions. Filing Date: July 2009 State: North Dakota Plaintiff(s): MKB Management Corp., d/b/a Red River Women's Clinic Center [...]

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L.C. v. Peru (UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women)

UN Committee Rules Treaty Obligations Guarantee Reproductive Health Services  (Updated 3.18.21) The UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) ruled that Peru's failure to guarantee access to essential reproductive health services, including legal abortion, [...]

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Center for Reproductive Rights on Nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to Supreme Court

Statement from Nancy Northup, President, Center for Reproductive Rights New York, NY—Today, President Obama announced that he will nominate federal appeals judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court.  Nancy Northup, president of the Center for [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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Keep Justice in the Supreme Court: The Nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor

Fifteen years. That's how long it's been since a pro-choice president has had the opportunity to fill a vacant Supreme Court seat. It's an opportunity that none of us can miss to make sure the [...]

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Featured Video: Nancy Northup on CBS News

Center President Nancy Northup talks to CBS News about the Center's victory in our Plan B case against the FDA. On March 23rd a federal court ordered the FDA to reconsider making the emergency contraceptive [...]

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Federal Court Rules FDA Must Reconsider Plan B Decision

On March 23, 2009, the Center scored a major victory when a federal court ruled that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had put politics before women's health when it decided to limit over-the-counter access [...]

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Forcibly Sterilized Woman Files International Case against Chile

Addresses Ongoing HIV Discrimination in Country New York—Today, a woman diagnosed with HIV filed a complaint against Chile before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, an international human rights body, charging that the government failed [...]

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Repro Rights Are Human Rights

Six months pregnant and feeling unwell, a poor woman goes to a state-run clinic in Rio de Janeiro for help—and is turned away. A week later, she is dead. Halfway around the world, in Hungary, [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

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