Six Center leaders representing regions around the world jointly wrote this commentary piece for Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters examining the global implications of the elimination of the constitutional right to abortion in the United States.
“Regression on abortion rights in the U.S. runs counter to the broader global context of liberalisation of abortion, and a movement which has been successfully expanding access to abortion. This profound setback in the U.S. may embolden opposition efforts, but in reality it marginalises the United States and confirms its status as an outlier to the global trend towards more liberal access to abortion and removal of barriers to abortion,” states the piece.
Contributing to the article were the Center’s Risa Kaufman, Director of Human Rights; Rebecca Brown, Senior Director of Global Advocacy; Catalina Martínez Coral, Senior Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean; Jihan Jacob, Senior Legal Adviser for Asia; Martin Onyango, Associate Director, Legal Strategies, Africa; and Katrine Thomasen, Associate Director for Europe.
Read the complete article here:
- “Global impacts of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization and abortion regression in the United States,” Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters, 11.16.22