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Inter-American Court of Human Rights Declares Costa Rica’s Ban on In-Vitro Fertilization a Human Rights Violation

Inter-American Court of Human Rights Declares Costa Rica’s Ban on IVF a Human Rights Violation (PRESS RELEASE) Costa Rica’s longstanding ban on in-vitro fertilization—which has barred countless individuals from building their families for almost 12 [...]

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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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European Court of Human Rights Issues Judgment in Z v. Poland

European Court of Human Rights Issues Judgment in Z v. Poland This week the European Court of Human Rights issued a disappointing judgment in Z v. Poland, a case brought by a mother, known as [...]

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The world became a better place

The world became a better place by Johanna Westeson, Regional Director for Europe at the Center for Reproductive Rights In a notorious case a 14-year-old Polish woman was repeatedly denied abortion after having been raped. [...]

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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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European Court Issues Momentous Decision Against Poland, Says Legal Abortion Following Rape Must Be Ensured

European Court Issues Momentous Decision Against Poland, Says Legal Abortion Following Rape Must Be Ensured (PRESS RELEASE) - This week the European Court of Human Rights ruled in a landmark case that Poland violated an [...]

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Mississippi’s Lone Abortion Clinic Fights to Stay Open

Mississippi’s Lone Abortion Clinic Fights to Stay Open When he signed it into law in April this year, Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant lauded House Bill No. 1390 as the "first step" to making Mississippi the [...]

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Block the Law, Protect Women

Arizona: Block the Law, Protect Women A New York Times editorial is calling on a federal judge to block an abortion ban recently passed in Arizona. The Center for Reproductive Rights filed suit against the [...]

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Reality Check: The Truth About Abortion Bans Later in Pregnancy

The Truth About Abortion Bans Later in Pregnancy In April, Arizona governor Jan Brewer signed into law one of the most extreme abortion bans in recent memory. The Center took action in July to stop [...]

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New Beginning in Nepal

New Beginning in Nepal As the only global legal advocacy group dedicated to the advancement of reproductive rights worldwide, the Center set a goal several years ago to establish a strong presence in the places [...]

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2012 At the Midpoint: The Assault Continues

2012 At the Midpoint: The Assault Continues There's no question that 2011 was a truly seismic year for reproductive rights in the U.S. More than 60 laws damaging women's access to reproductive health care passed [...]

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Arizona Gov. Brewer Puts Women at Risk

Arizona Gov. Brewer Puts Women at Risk This July, the Center for Reproductive Rights is fighting in two federal courts—in Mississippi and now Arizona—to block extremely hostile anti-choice laws from going into effect and placing [...]

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Rachel Maddow Covers Mississippi’s Last Clinic

Rachel Maddow Covers Mississippi's Last Clinic BREAKING: The judge in our case is extending the temporary restraining order against the Mississippi law seeking to shut down the state’s last remaining clinic. His reasoning being 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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