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La Comisión Interamericana afirma que la prohibición del aborto en Nicaragua pone en riesgo los derechos humanos de las mujeres

Nueva York-- En horas de la tarde de ayer, el Centro de Derechos Reproductivos tuvo la oportunidad de conocer copia de la carta enviada por la Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos al gobierno de Nicaragua, [...]

Abortion,Latin America & Caribbean,News

Inter-American Commission Issues Landmark Statement Declaring Nicaragua’s Abortion Ban Jeopardizes Women’s Human Rights

New York -- Late yesterday, the Center for Reproductive Rights learned that the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights had released a statement declaring that Nicaragua's recently passed abortion ban is contrary to international law and [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions,Latin America & Caribbean, Nicaragua,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,News

The Supreme Test: Will the Roberts-Led Court Follow Established Law & Protect Women’s Health?

RH Reality Check, November 3, 2006Nancy Northup, President, Center for Reproductive RightsWe have been down this road before. And we really shouldn't be going down this road again. Let me start with this term, "Partial-Birth [...]

United States,In the Courts

Parental Consent and Notice for Contraceptives Threatens Teen Health and Constitutional Rights

            Currently, no state or federal laws require minors to get parental consent in order to get contraception. Increasingly, however, proposals are being introduced to restrict teens’ access to reproductive [...]

Adolescent SRHR, Contraception,United States,Reporting on Rights,Publications

Reproductive Rights Groups Ask Appeals Court to Uphold Ruling Striking Down Michigan’s Third Attempt at a Dangerous and Extreme Ban on Abortion

The American Civil Liberties Union, Center for Reproductive Rights, and Planned Parenthood Federation of America today asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit to uphold a lower court ruling striking down Michigan's [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions,United States,In the Courts,News

Center For Reproductive Rights Condemns Passage Of Nicaragua’s Abortion Ban

Today, Nicaragua's congress passed a complete ban on abortion. The ban offers no exceptions for women's health, for victims of rape or incest-or even for women whose lives are at risk. By passing this outrageous [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions,Latin America & Caribbean, Nicaragua,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,News

South Dakota Votes Strongly Reject Dangerous Abortion Ban

Nancy Northup, president of the Center for Reproductive Rights, released the following statement in response to the results of November 8th's vote in South Dakota:"The voters of South Dakota have spoken. They do not support [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions,United States,Engaging Policymakers, In the States (USA),News

Supreme Court to Hear Arguments Against a Federal Law That Would Ban Some of the Safest Abortions as Early as 12 Weeks in Pregnancy

At Issue – Will the Court Protect Women’s Health and Uphold Established Legal Precedents? Today, one day after the mid-term elections, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear the Center for Reproductive Rights' challenge to the [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions,United States,In the Courts,News

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Judge Permits Center For Reproductive Rights To Subpoena White House Documents In Lawsuit Against The FDA Over “Morning After Pill”

Judge Cites "Strong Showing of Bad Faith" by Government as Grounds for Granting Further Discovery U.S. Magistrate Judge Viktor Pohorelsky ruled that the Center for Reproductive Rights can subpoena White House documents as part of [...]

Contraception, Emergency Contraception,United States,In the Courts,News

Female Genital Mutilation: A Matter of Human Rights An Advocate’s Guide to Action

Our position is that FC/FGM must be acknowledged as a violation of the human rights of women and girls - it cannot be separated from deep-seated and pervasive discrimination against women. This practical guide is [...]

Reporting on Rights

Paola Guzmán Albarracín v. Ecuador (Inter-American Commission on Human Rights)

Landmark Ruling Will Help Protect Schoolgirls from Sexual Violence Throughout Latin America  (Updated 12.09.20) The Inter-American Court of Human Rights established legally binding standards to prevent sexual violence and harassment in schools throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. The court held Ecuador responsible [...]

Adolescent SRHR,Latin America & Caribbean, Ecuador, Accountability Bodies, Inter-American Human Rights System,In the Courts,Case

Center for Reproductive Rights Condemns Passage of Teen Abortion Bill

New York - The Center for Reproductive Rights today condemned passage of the bill called "Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act" by the U.S. House of Representatives. The legislation makes it a federal crime for any [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Adolescent SRHR,United States,Engaging Policymakers, In the States (USA),News

The Supreme Test: Center for Reproductive Rights’ Abortion Case to be Heard in Supreme Court’s Fall Term

NEW YORK - On Monday, October 2, the first full term of the newly constituted Supreme Court under Chief Justice John Roberts and including the newest justice, Samuel Alito, will convene. During this term, the [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions,United States,In the Courts,News

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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