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European Court Issues Landmark Decision Against Poland, Says Women Entitled To Prenatal Genetic Testing

(PRESS RELEASE) Today, the European Court of Human Rights ruled that Poland violated a woman’s human rights when she was repeatedly denied a prenatal genetic examination after a doctor discovered fetal irregularities during a sonogram. [...]

Abortion, Anti-Choice Harassment, Legal Restrictions, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care,Europe, Poland, Accountability Bodies, European Human Rights System,In the Courts, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World, Reporting on Rights

Submission to the European Court of Human Rights regarding B.B. v. Poland (ECHR, App. No. 67171/17)

Submission by the Center for Reproductive Rights to the European Court of Human Rights regarding B.B. v. Poland (ECHR, App. No. 67171/17), 24 September 2020

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Groundbreaking European Court of Human Rights judgment on access to prenatal testing and abortion

In a 2011 groundbreaking judgment, R.R. v. Poland, the European Court held that Poland’s failure to provide a woman timely access to prenatal genetic testing and information allowing her to make an informed decision about [...]

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Washington Post: Should church control health care?

By Nancy Northup - On Faith guest voice Opinion pages of U.S. newspapers lambasted a decision by St. Joseph's Hospital, a Catholic institution in Phoenix, over the excommunication and demotion of a nun. Sister Margaret [...]

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Bush Administration Urged to Implement HIV/AIDS Initiative without Strings Attached

Statement of Nancy Northup, President, Center for Reproductive Rights "Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a $15 billion HIV/AIDS plan aimed at combating the AIDS pandemic internationally over the next five years. We applaud [...]

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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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P. and S. v. Poland (European Court of Human Rights)

European Court of Human Rights Sets Standards for the Rights of Adolescents to Reproductive Health Services  (Updated 04.01.21) The European Court of Human Rights ruled that Poland violated an adolescent’s human rights when her access to a legal [...]

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R.R. v. Poland (European Court of Human Rights)

European Court of Human Rights Rules Poland’s Denial of Legal Reproductive Care Violates Human Rights  (Updated 4.01.21) The European Court of Human Rights ruled that Poland’s failure to ensure the applicant’s timely access to prenatal diagnostic examinations and information, which [...]

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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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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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Center for Reproductive Rights Applauds Landmark Abortion Decision by European Court of Human Rights

Court finds Poland in violation of human rights and awards EUR 25,000 in case of woman left nearly blind. March 20, 2007 - The European Court of Human Rights held today, for the first time, [...]

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Strasbourg Observers: P and S v. Poland – Adolescence, vulnerability, and reproductive autonomy

Strasbourg Observers: P and S v. Poland - Adolescence, vulnerability, and reproductive autonomy By Johanna Westeson, Regional Director for Europe, Center for Reproductive Rights This week, the European Court of Human Rights issued its decision [...]

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Z. v. Poland (European Court of Human Rights)

In September 2004, a pregnant woman died as a result of being denied access to medical care for fear of harming the fetus. Her mother, Z., is suing Poland for having violated her daughter’s rights [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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