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Demanding Accountability

Demanding Accountability Latin America is the only region in the world in which the pregnancy rate for girls under 15 years of age is rising. Most of these pregnancies are the result of rape, frequently [...]

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Peru Apologizes to K.L.

18 years after K.L. was denied an abortion and forced to carry a nonviable pregnancy to term, Peru offers her an official apology. K.L. was 17 years old and 14 weeks pregnant when she found [...]

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The Women Behind Bars In El Salvador

The Women Behind Bars In El Salvador El Salvador’s total ban on abortion puts women’s health and lives in danger and denies them essential reproductive freedom. Right now, dozens of women are wrongfully imprisoned under [...]

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Teodora Is Free

    Teodora Is Free     Our client Teodora was released from prison this month. She was unjustly imprisoned for 11 years under El Salvador’s inhumane abortion law after suffering a stillbirth. Watch our [...]

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Freedom Denied

After 10 years of wrongful imprisonment after she had a stillbirth, our client Teodora was again denied her freedom. [UPDATE] Following 11 years of wrongful imprisonment after suffering an obstetric emergency, the Salvadoran Supreme Court [...]

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25th Anniversary Celebration

Hundreds gathered to mark the Center's quarter-century of "conscience, heart, and courage” in the fight for women’s health and rights. When almost 500 guests gathered on Tuesday night for the 25th Anniversary Celebration for the Center for Reproductive Rights, they had much to celebrate. [...]

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Call on Costa Rica Now

For too long, women in Costa Rica have been denied legal abortion services—help us fight back. Your voice counts – sign the petition now to urge the Costa Rican government to permit women to receive [...]

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Chile Makes History

After a decade of advocacy by the Center and partners, Chile is lifting its total abortion ban. [UPDATE] In a monumental victory for women’s reproductive rights in Chile, the government’s Constitutional Tribunal voted to decriminalize [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

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Justice Served

When Guadalupe took her first job as a domestic worker she had high hopes for her future. She was thrilled to be earning her own money, and often dreamed of the day she would become [...]

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Justice for Francisca

The Center successfully pursued the first-ever forced sterilization case of a person living with HIV in Latin America. For many women, having a child is one of the best days of their lives. For Francisca, [...]

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Centering Human Rights in the Response to Zika

Available in English, Spanish, and Portuguese, this statement calls for a human rights-based approach to the Zika epidemic. It identifies states' obligations to respect, protect, and fulfill the human rights of all impacted by the [...]

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A Duty to Protect

The Zika outbreak threatens dire consequences in countries that have failed to prioritize women’s health and human rights. Katia lives in El Salvador, one of several Latin American countries where the government has advised women [...]

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Not Okay in Oklahoma

The Center continues to challenge the state’s senseless assault on women’s reproductive health. When Laura, a college student in Oklahoma, found out she was pregnant, she knew immediately what she needed to do. “No question,” [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

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