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Court Blocks South Carolina Abortion Ban as Litigation Continues

Today, a federal district court granted a preliminary injunction blocking a South Carolina law that would have banned abortion as early as six weeks into pregnancy, before many people know they’re pregnant. Instead of addressing [...]

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Statement on India’s Medical Termination of Pregnancy Amendment

This week, India’s Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Bill 2020 (‘MTP Bill’) was introduced and passed by the Upper House of the Parliament. The Bill amends the 50-year-old MTP Act, 1971, which sets the conditions, [...]

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On the Adoption of the Third U.S. Universal Periodic Review

On March 17, 2021, the Center for Reproductive Rights and co-sponsoring organizations made remarks at the UN Human Rights Council commending the United States for supporting recommendations related to sexual and reproductive rights received in [...]

Abortion, Contraception, Funding for Reproductive Healthcare, Global Gag Rule, Maternal Health,United Nations,At the United Nations,News

Statement on the Confirmation of Xavier Becerra for Secretary of Health and Human Services

  Statement from Nancy Northup, President and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights, on the Confirmation of Xavier Becerra for Secretary of Health and Human Services: Attorney General Becerra brings to HHS a deep [...]

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Organizations Join Council of Europe’s Urgent Call for Poland to Ensure Access to Lawful Abortion Care and Services

On 11 March 2021, the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe issued a resolution calling on Poland to adopt, without further delay, long overdue clear and effective procedures for women’s access to lawful [...]

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Inter-American Court of Human Rights Hears Case of Salvadoran Woman Imprisoned After Obstetric Emergency

Today, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights heard arguments in Manuela v. El Salvador--a case that seeks reparations on behalf of the family of Manuela, a mother of two with limited means who in 2008 was unjustly detained, shackled and interrogated without the presence of a lawyer and later sentenced to 30 [...]

Abortion,El Salvador,In the Courts,News

Corte IDH determinará responsabilidad internacional de El Salvador por encarcelar a mujeres que sufren complicaciones de sus embarazos

El Centro de Derechos Reproductivos y la Colectiva Feminista para el Desarrollo Local, con el acompañamiento de la Agrupación Ciudadana por la Despenalización del Aborto, presentaron hoy sus argumentos ante la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos [...]

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Tennessee’s Medically Unsound ‘Abortion Reversal’ Law Remains Blocked By Federal Courts

Today, a federal court in Tennessee issued a preliminary injunction, blocking a state law that would have forced doctors to provide false and misleading information to their patients about the potential to “reverse” a medication [...]

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Court Will Block South Carolina Abortion Ban One Day After Gov. McMaster Signed It Into Law

Today, a federal district court announced that it will temporarily block a law passed yesterday in South Carolina that bans abortion before many people know they’re pregnant. The law took effect yesterday after Gov. Henry [...]

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South Carolina Passes First Abortion Ban of 2021; Lawsuit Filed

Moments ago, South Carolina politicians passed the first abortion ban of 2021 — a ban on abortion at six weeks of pregnancy. A legal challenge and request for emergency relief is imminent. Planned Parenthood South [...]

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Declaración de la directora ejecutiva Nancy Northup sobre la Orden Ejecutiva del presidente Biden

Hoy el presidente Joe Biden emitió una orden ejecutiva que derogaba la Regla Global de Mordaza que había sido emitida de nuevo y ampliada durante la administración Trump; la derogación de la regla del Título X; retirar [...]

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Honduras Fails to Meet its International Human Rights Obligations

Today, lawmakers in Honduras ratified an amendment that incorporates the total prohibition of abortion into article 67 of their Constitution. Nancy Northup, president and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights said: “Against the global [...]

Abortion,Latin America & Caribbean,Engaging Policymakers,News

Honduras incumple sus obligaciones internacionales en materia de derechos humanos

Hoy el Congreso de Honduras ha ratificado una reforma que incorpora la prohibición absoluta del aborto en el artículo 67 de su Constitución. Nancy Northup, presidenta y directora general del Centro de Derechos Reproductivos dijo: [...]

Abortion,Latin America & Caribbean,Engaging Policymakers,News

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

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