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The CEDAW Committee Urges States to Protect and Promote Sexual and Reproductive Rights

In July 2011, the Committee for the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW Committee) urged the governments of Nepal, Costa Rica, and Zambia to improve their record on reproductive rights. The Center for Reproductive Rights, [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Adolescent SRHR, Sex Education, Contraception, Emergency Contraception, Legal Restrictions, Discriminatory Policies, Right to Care, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care,Africa, Zambia, Asia, Nepal, Latin America & Caribbean, Costa Rica, Accountability Bodies, United Nations,At the United Nations,News

Salvadoran Woman Wrongfully Imprisoned After Miscarriage Granted Asylum

Salvadoran Woman Wrongfully Imprisoned After Miscarriage Granted Asylum (PRESS RELEASE) This week the Swedish Migration Agency granted asylum to Maria Teresa, a Salvadoran woman wrongfully imprisoned after a miscarriage who was absolved and released in [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Contraception, Emergency Contraception, Legal Restrictions, Maternal Health, Coercive Policies, Maternal Mortality,Latin America & Caribbean, Chile, El Salvador,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,News

Irish Government to Provide Monetary Reparations Following Landmark United Nations Abortion Case

Irish Government to Provide Monetary Reparations Following Landmark United Nations Abortion Case (PRESS RELEASE) The Irish government intends to give compensation to Amanda Mellet following a landmark decision from the United Nations Human Rights Committee recognizing [...]

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Center for Reproductive Rights Resources and Materials on Refusal Laws

Center for Reproductive Rights Resources and Materials on Refusal Laws The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and other reproductive right opponents regularly proclaim that respect for religious liberty requires "conscience provisions," also known as refusal [...]

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One Million Voices for Honduran Women

Can you imagine living in a country where women are thrown in jail for using emergency contraception—even if they were raped? This heinous law is currently pending before the Honduran Congress with a vote scheduled [...]

Legal Restrictions, Other Barriers, Contraception, Emergency Contraception, Legal Restrictions,Latin America & Caribbean,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World, Reporting on Rights,News

Honduras Supreme Court Upholds Absolute Ban on Emergency Contraception, Opens Door to Criminalize Women and Medical Professionals

(PRESS RELEASE) The Honduras Supreme Court has upheld the country’s absolute ban on emergency contraception, which would criminalize the sale, distribution, and use of  the “morning-after pill” — imposing punishment for offenders equal to that [...]

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2011 at the Midpoint: The State of Reproductive Rights

What’s the worst thing about bad ideas? They’re catching. Once one state passes a new anti-choice law—no matter how outrageously invasive or unconstitutional—it’s on its way to being copied by anti-choice activists and legislators in [...]

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State Judge Blocks Okla. Emergency Contraception Restrictions

State Judge Blocks Okla. Emergency Contraception Restrictions Plan B One-Step can remain on pharmacy, grocery store shelves without restriction pending outcome of Center for Reproductive Rights lawsuit (PRESS RELEASE) A state judge ruled today that [...]

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

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

NEW LAWSUIT: Oklahoma Law Restricting Emergency Contraception Violates State Constitution, Discriminates Against Women

NEW LAWSUIT: Oklahoma Law Restricting Emergency Contraception Violates State Constitution Center for Reproductive Rights seeks to block law keeping emergency contraception behind the counter before it takes effect Aug. 22 (PRESS RELEASE) The Center for [...]

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

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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