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Center for Reproductive Rights Statement on Senate’s Vote to Repeal the Global Gag Rule

The Center for Reproductive Rights calls on President Bush to sign the bill repealing the Global Gag Rule. The President has repeatedly stated his commitment to cultivating democracy abroad and should therefore, take this opportunity [...]

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Indian High Court Orders Haryana Government to Respond to Allegations of Denying Women Modern Contraceptives

Indian High Court Orders Haryana Government to Respond to Allegations of Denying Women Modern Contraceptives (PRESS RELEASE) Today, Chief Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul of the High Court of Punjab and Haryana at Chandigarh ordered the [...]

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Groundbreaking Contraceptive Case Filed in the High Court of Punjab and Haryana at Chandigarh

Groundbreaking Contraceptive Case Filed in the High Court of Punjab and Haryana at Chandigarh On November 14, the second case to be developed under the Center for Reproductive Rights’ South Asia Reproductive Justice and Accountability [...]

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India Supreme Court Denies Abortion To Rape Survivor Living With HIV

India Supreme Court Denies Abortion To Rape Survivor Living With HIV (PRESS RELEASE) This week the Supreme Court of India denied a rape survivor living with HIV from seeking an abortion. In its ruling, the [...]

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Delhi High Court Continues to Stand Up for Pregnant Women

For the second time in less than a year, the Delhi High Court in India has ordered the local state government to ensure that every pregnant woman has access to quality maternity care. Highlighting the [...]

Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care, Maternal Mortality,Asia, India,In the Courts, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,News

Supreme Court of India Allows Medical Panel to Grant Legal Abortion to Pregnant 14-Year-Old Rape Survivor

Supreme Court of India Allows Medical Panel to Grant Legal Abortion to Pregnant 14-Year-Old Rape Survivor (PRESS RELEASE) Four gynecologists will determine whether a pregnant 14-year-old rape survivor can obtain a legal abortion, according to [...]

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Ensuring Reproductive Rights: Reform to Address Women’s and Girls’ Need for Abortion After 20 Weeks in India

In May 2017, the Supreme Court of India denied a medical termination of pregnancy (MTP) to Z., a 35-year old woman from Patna, Bihar living with HIV who became pregnant as a result of rape. [...]

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Indian High Court Orders Chhattisgarh Government to Respond to Allegations of Denying Women Access to Safe Abortion Services

Indian High Court Orders Chhattisgarh Government to Address Allegations of Denying Women Access to Abortion Services (PRESS RELEASE) –The Chhattisgarh Government was ordered by judges to immediately address allegations that women in the state lack [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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Progress on Accountability for Maternal Health Care and Mortality in Bihar, India

In India last month, the Division Bench of Patna with the State High Court of Bihar (High Court) handed down an order holding the state responsible for failing to protect, respect, and fulfill the rights [...]

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Delhi High Court Stands Up against Cruel Treatment of Pregnant Women

In India, poor pregnant women in need of urgent care are often turned away by hospitals and clinics. This is what happened to Fatema, a homeless young woman from  New Delhi who suffers from severe [...]

Maternal Health, Maternal Mortality,Asia, India,In the Courts, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World

Ramakant Rai v. Union of India / Amici (Supreme Court of India)

International human rights law protects the rights of women to have access to voluntary sterilization services free of coercion, discrimination, and violence. In April 2004, the Center prepared a legal memorandum on the illegality of [...]

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Himmat Mahila Samooh v. Haryana

The Asia program’s new fact sheet features a groundbreaking reproductive rights case, Himmat Mahila Samooh v. Haryana, which was filed in the High Court of Punjab and Haryana at Chandigarh in India in November 2013, by [...]

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Medical Panel in India Grants Legal Abortion to Pregnant 14-Year-Old Rape Survivor

Medical Panel in India Grants Legal Abortion to Pregnant 14-Year-Old Rape Survivor (PRESS RELEASE) Four gynecologists informed the Supreme Court of India today that they determined a 14-year-old rape survivor, known as X, should receive [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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