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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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CRR Blasts Health and Human Services Secretary’s Intervention to Block FDA Approval of Plan B One-Step for Over-the-Counter, All-Ages Use

(PRESS RELEASE) The Center for Reproductive Rights strongly criticizes U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius' decision to intervene and block the Food and Drug Administration's expected approval of emergency contraceptive Plan [...]

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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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State: Hodes & Nauser, MDs, P.A. et al. v. Robert Moser, M.D et al.

(REVISED 8.19.2020) This case challenges a regulatory scheme that would have gone into effect on November 14, 2011.  If enforced, the scheme would prevent the provision of abortion services in any medical establishment that does [...]

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Peru: The Long March to Justice

Peru: The Long March to Justice Six years ago this week, the Center for Reproductive Rights won a groundbreaking victory for the women of Peru and around the world . For the first time, an [...]

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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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Oklahoma Coalition for Reproductive Justice, et al. v. Terry Cline, et al.

This litigation challenges a law that would impose severe restrictions on physicians’ ability to provide medical care to women seeking pregnancy terminations that serve no legitimate purpose and run afoul of all available medical evidence. [...]

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Extreme Government Intrusion in North Carolina

Today, the Center for Reproductive Rights and its partners went to court to uphold the sanctity of the doctor-patient relationship. We’re challenging a new North Carolina law that forces doctors to describe in detail the [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

Anniversary of Abortion Decriminalization in Nepal

Today marks the ninth anniversary of the historic 11th Amendment to the Muluki Ain, Nepal Country Code, that decriminalized abortion in Nepal.  The decriminalization of abortion in Nepal in 2002 was a historic moment for [...]

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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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Centre for Health and Resource Management v. State of Bihar and Others (2011)

CHARM v. State of Bihar and Others is a public interest litigation petition filed in March 2011 by the Center’s partner in India, Human Rights Law Network. It seeks legal accountability from the state government [...]

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Federal: Hodes & Nauser, MDs, P.A. et al. v. Robert Moser, M.D et al.

This case challenges the constitutionality of onerous temporary regulations and a sham licensing process adopted and implemented by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) that will cause most of the abortion providers in [...]

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Poland: A Victory of Firsts

For the first time in its history, the European Court of Human Rights specifically found that an abortion-related violation amounted to inhumane and degrading treatment. The Center and its partners filed the case R.R. v. Poland [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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