Maternal Health https://reproductiverights.org/taxonomy/term/204/all en Fact Sheet: Maternal Health in Georgia https://reproductiverights.org/document/fact-sheet-maternal-health-georgia <span>Fact Sheet: Maternal Health in Georgia</span> <div class="field field--name-field-document-type field--type-entity-reference field--label-visually_hidden"> <h2 class="field__label visually-hidden">Document Type</h2> <div class="field__item"><a href="/document/other" hreflang="en">Other</a></div> </div> <br class="clear" /> <span><span lang="" about="/user/81" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ehorwitz</span></span> <span>Wed, 09/18/2019 - 14:14</span> <div class="field field--name-field-file-upload field--type-file field--label-visually_hidden crr-upload"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">File Upload</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><span class="file file--mime-application-pdf file--application-pdf"><a href="https://reproductiverights.org/sites/default/files/2019-09/USPA-MHRI-GA-FS-Final-ForPrint-Pages.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=547125" title="USPA-MHRI-GA-FS-Final-ForPrint-Pages.pdf">Maternal Health in Georgia</a></span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-issue field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <h2 class="field__label">Issues</h2> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-issues/maternal-health" hreflang="en">Maternal Health</a></div> </div> </div> <br class="clear" /> <div class="field field--name-field-region field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <h2 class="field__label">Regions</h2> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-regions/united-states" hreflang="en">United States</a></div> </div> </div> <br class="clear" /> <div class="field field--name-field-work field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <h2 class="field__label">Work</h2> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-work/reporting-on-rights" hreflang="en">Reporting on Rights</a></div> </div> </div> <br class="clear" /> Wed, 18 Sep 2019 18:14:47 +0000 ehorwitz 58740 at https://reproductiverights.org Lambda Legal, Center for Reproductive Rights and Americans United Sue Trump Administration to Block Denial of Care Rule https://reproductiverights.org/press-room/lambda-legal-center-for-reproductive-rights-and-americans-united-sue-trump-administration <span>Lambda Legal, Center for Reproductive Rights and Americans United Sue Trump Administration to Block Denial of Care Rule</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/51" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">jmccabe</span></span> <span>Tue, 05/28/2019 - 14:01</span> <div class="field field--name-field-new-ty field--type-entity-reference field--label-visually_hidden"> <h2 class="field__label visually-hidden">News Type</h2> <div class="field__item"><a href="/press-room/press-releases" hreflang="en">Press Releases</a></div> </div> <br class="clear" /> <div class="field field--name-field-primary-content field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Primary Content</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--text paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="field field--name-field-formatted-text field--type-text-long field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Text</div> <div class="field__item"><p>(PRESS RELEASE) – Today, the Center for Reproductive Rights, Lambda Legal, and Americans United for Separation of Church and State filed a lawsuit challenging the “Denial of Care” Rule issued earlier this month by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. In the <a href="/sites/default/files/2019-05/19CV-2916-Complaint.pdf">lawsuit </a>(County of Santa Clara vs. HHS), filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California in coordination with Santa Clara County, the organizations are representing Trust Women Seattle, Hartford GYN, Whitman-Walker Health, Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center, Los Angeles LGBT Center, Center on Halsted, Mazzoni Center, GLMA, Association of Gay and Lesbian Psychiatrists, Medical Students for Choice and various physicians. Mayer Brown, LLP is serving as pro bono counsel.<br /><br /> The new regulation invites health care workers – doctors, nurses, EMTs, administrators and clerical staff – to deny medical treatment and services to patients because of personal religious or moral beliefs. Health care facilities that do not comply risk losing federal funding. The regulation will cause mass confusion among health care providers and is completely infeasible to implement. As a result, health care facilities may do away with reproductive and LGBTQ services altogether, leaving millions without access to critical health care.<br /><br /> The lawsuit argues that the rule is unconstitutional because it advances specific religious beliefs in violation of the First Amendment; violates patients’ rights to privacy, liberty and equal dignity as guaranteed by the Fifth Amendment; and chills patients’ speech and expression in violation of the First Amendment, all to the detriment of patients’ health and well-being. The lawsuit also asserts that HHS violated the federal Administrative Procedure Act in creating the rule by arbitrarily and capriciously failing to consider the impact on patients.<br /><br /> “The breadth of the harm this new rule will cause is impossible to exaggerate, and opens up yet another front in the Trump Administration’s assault on civil rights of minorities and already marginalized, vulnerable populations,” <strong>Lambda Legal Senior Attorney Jamie Gliksberg</strong> said. “This almost limitless invitation to discriminate will inevitably result in women, LGBT people and religious minorities facing hostile health care workers and denials of medical care at moments of greatest need, where any delay could be fatal.”<br /><br /> “Discrimination in the delivery of health care can be a matter of life or death. This new policy could threaten anyone seeking medical care in this country, but will fall particularly hard on women and LGBTQ patients,” said <strong>Nancy Northup, president &amp; CEO of The Center for Reproductive Rights</strong>. “The Trump Administration is skirting Congressional approval to push through this extreme and dangerous policy. It’s a glaring violation of patients’ right to equal treatment.”<br /><br /> “The Trump administration will stop at nothing to sanction discrimination in the name of religion in every facet of our lives,” said <strong>Rachel Laser, president and CEO of Americans United</strong>. “We will not tolerate this dangerous policy that puts the health of women, LGBTQ people, religious minorities and so many others in jeopardy. Our government should be protecting America’s patients, not putting their lives at risk and calling it religious freedom. The Constitution does not condone this type of grave harm to others.”<br /><br /> “This rule encourages discrimination against vulnerable patients already facing barriers to care,” said <strong>James R. Williams, Santa Clara County Counsel</strong>. “It places an enormous burden on public health care networks like the County’s, which already have robust protections in place to accommodate employees’ religious objections without compromising care to the communities we serve.”<br /><br /> The rule applies to all health care facilities that receive federal funding through HHS, which includes most hospitals. Threatened with the loss of all federal funding and facing confusing and unworkable requirements, many health care facilities will face strong incentives to do away with critical health care services for women and the LGBTQ community.<br /><br /> The rule could also lead to many LGBTQ patients not fully disclosing their identity and medical history for fear of discrimination, resulting in improper or incomplete care. While marginalized communities are the intended target, the rule is so broad that the religious objections of a health care worker could result in anyone – the elderly, children, and those in critical condition – being denied lifesaving medical care.</p> <p><strong>From The Plaintiffs:</strong></p> <p>“Hartford GYN Center has been an established community resource for families in New England for over 40 years,” said <strong>Elizabeth Barnes, President of The Women’s Centers</strong>. “We pride ourselves on providing reproductive health care – including first and second trimester abortion – that is patient-centered. Our staff are experts in the field and we are routinely referred to by area specialists, hospitals and universities. If we were to deny care or medical referrals, we would no longer serve the needs of the community who have come to depend on Hartford GYN Center thanks to our reputation based in non-judgmental and science-based care. The HHS Denial of Care rule would deliberately drive reputable health care providers away from Connecticut and would not serve patients’ best interests.”</p> <p>“We at Whitman-Walker Health stand for dignity, affirmation and respect in healthcare,” said <strong>Naseema Safi, CEO, Whitman-Walker Health</strong>. “We stand for providing the right level of care for our patients, as directed by the needs that they report to us. We stand for the evidence-based and ethically driven guidelines that are the foundation of our work. The language within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ‘Denial-of-Care’ rule has left us with only one clear option, and that was to advocate for access to health care. This is not a new position for Whitman-Walker. This is, in fact, the kind of discrimination that led to our founding.”</p> <p>“This so-called ‘conscience rights’ rule is nothing but a thinly veiled attempt to codify discrimination against LGBT people, among others. It eliminates critical health care protections and puts millions of lives at risk. Moreover, it is a clear violation of civil rights laws, medical ethics, and basic human values,” said <strong>Los Angeles LGBT Center CEO Lorri L. Jean</strong>. “Time and again we have stood in opposition as this Administration has levied blow after blow against the LGBT community. Now, we are taking the fight to them.”</p> <p>“Patients at Trust Women Seattle have conveyed that they have been disrespected and demeaned by other health care providers for making independent decisions about their health care, including past and present reproductive health care choices,” said <strong>Julie Burkhart, CEO of Trust Women</strong>, which operates abortion clinics in underserved areas. “Our core mission is to treat all patients with dignity and compassion and, above all, respect the autonomous choices of our patients. This mission is our central focus because we understand that many of our patients, and many patients around the country, have been marginalized in seeking needed medical services.”</p> <p>"Like all Americans, LGBT people deserve high-quality health care. Unfortunately, the LGBT community experiences challenges when it comes to accessing high-quality health care, leading to significant health disparities and worsened health outcomes,” said <strong>Adrian Shanker, Executive Director, Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center</strong> in Allentown, PA. “These health challenges will be exacerbated due to the HHS Denial-of-Care Rule. This is especially true in small, under-served cities and rural communities like the Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania where we are located. That's why Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center is suing the Trump administration. We cannot stand by and allow such an ill-considered rule to go into effect while the health of our community suffers."</p> <p>"The Denial of Care rule strikes at the very core of GLMA’s mission by encouraging discrimination in healthcare against LGBTQ people, people living with HIV and women, all of whom already face frequent and pervasive discrimination when seeking healthcare,” said <strong>Hector Vargas, Executive Director, GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBTQ Equality.</strong> “The Denial of Care rule also stands in direct conflict with the Joint Commission and the major medical and health professional associations representing physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, psychologists, social workers and other healthcare providers that have adopted standards to ensure all patients, including LGBTQ patients, are treated with respect and without bias and discrimination. The rule endangers the lives of LGBTQ people by putting their health at risk and must be invalidated immediately.”</p> <p>“Center on Halsted is committed to the right to bodily autonomy, whether for a transgender individual seeking healthcare or a person seeking reproductive healthcare,” said <strong>Center on Halsted CEO Modesto Valle</strong>. “We have fought long and hard for the rights of LGBTQ people to live free from harm, particularly when the systems that should be providing safety nets fail us. This is one of those times. This Denial-of-Care Rule is the latest in attacks on the LGBTQ community by the current administration. Center on Halsted will do everything we can to ensure the health and well-being of our community. Our community deserves better from our government institutions.”</p> <p>“Medical Students for Choice is challenging the Denial of Care Rule because this rule will negatively impact our members’ ability to receive the education they will need to adequately care for their patients, greatly harming the quality of care everyone will receive from all future doctors nationwide,” said <strong>Lois Backus, executive director of Medical Students for Choice</strong>.</p> <p>###</p> <p><strong>PRESS CONTACTS:</strong></p> <p>Center for Reproductive Rights: Kelly Krause, 917-637-3649, <a href="mailto:kkrause@reprorights.org">kkrause@reprorights.org</a><br /> Americans United: Tali Israeli, 202-466-3234, <a href="mailto:israeli@au.org">israeli@au.org</a><br /> ; Lambda Legal: Tom Warnke, 213-841-4503, <a href="mailto:twarnke@lambdalegal.org">twarnke@lambdalegal.org</a><br /><br /><br /><strong>About the Center for Reproductive Rights</strong><br /> Founded in 1992, the Center for Reproductive Rights is a global legal advocacy organization dedicated to advancing reproductive health and autonomy. The Center’s groundbreaking court cases have expanded access to safe abortion, birth control and maternal healthcare in the U.S. and across the globe.<br /><br /><strong>About Lambda Legal</strong><br /> Lambda Legal is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and everyone living with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.<br /><br /><strong>About Americans United for Separation of Church and State</strong><br /> Americans United is a religious liberty watchdog group based in Washington, D.C. Founded in 1947, the organization educates Americans about the importance of church-state separation in safeguarding religious freedom.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-cases field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <h2 class="field__label">Cases</h2> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/case/country-santa-clara-vs-hhs" hreflang="en">County of Santa Clara v. HHS</a></div> </div> </div> <br class="clear" /> <div class="field field--name-field-related-content field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/document/county-of-santa-clara-vs-hhs-complaint" hreflang="en">County of Santa Clara vs. HHS: Complaint</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-issue field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <h2 class="field__label">Issues</h2> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-issues/abortion" hreflang="en">Abortion</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-issues/other-barriers" hreflang="en">Other Barriers</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-issues/young-peoples-rights" hreflang="en">Young People&#039;s Rights</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-issues/sex-education" hreflang="en">Sex Education</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-issues/censorship" hreflang="en">Censorship</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-issues/medical-education" hreflang="en">Medical Education</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-issues/contraception" hreflang="en">Contraception</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-issues/other-barriers-0" hreflang="en">Other Barriers</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-issues/maternal-health" hreflang="en">Maternal Health</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-issues/access-quality-care" hreflang="en">Access to Quality Care</a></div> </div> </div> <br class="clear" /> <div class="field field--name-field-region field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <h2 class="field__label">Regions</h2> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-regions/united-states" hreflang="en">United States</a></div> </div> </div> <br class="clear" /> <div class="field field--name-field-work field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <h2 class="field__label">Work</h2> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-work/in-the-courts" hreflang="en">In the Courts</a></div> </div> </div> <br class="clear" /> Tue, 28 May 2019 18:01:19 +0000 jmccabe 58534 at https://reproductiverights.org Perilous Pregnancies: Health Care for Undocumented Migrant Women in the EU https://reproductiverights.org/document/perilous-pregnancies-health-care-for-undocumented-migrant-women-in-the-eu <span>Perilous Pregnancies: Health Care for Undocumented Migrant Women in the EU</span> <div class="field field--name-field-publication-document-type field--type-entity-reference field--label-visually_hidden"> <h2 class="field__label visually-hidden">Publication Document Type</h2> <div class="field__item"><a href="/document/fact-sheets" hreflang="en">Fact Sheets</a></div> </div> <br class="clear" /> <span><span lang="" about="/user/51" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">jmccabe</span></span> <span>Wed, 05/15/2019 - 21:07</span> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-entity-reference field--label-visually_hidden"> <h2 class="field__label visually-hidden">Image</h2> <div class="field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/medium/public/Perilous-Pregnancies-Health-Care-For-Undocumented-Migrant-Women-Cover.png?itok=50ZexJCv" width="150" height="195" alt="Perilous Pregnancies: Health Care for Undocumented Migrant Women in the EU" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-file-upload field--type-file field--label-visually_hidden crr-upload"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">File Upload</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><span class="file file--mime-application-pdf file--application-pdf"><a href="https://reproductiverights.org/sites/default/files/documents/Perilous-Pregnancies-Health-Care-For-Undocumented-Migrant-Women-EU.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=1900157" title="Perilous-Pregnancies-Health-Care-For-Undocumented-Migrant-Women-EU.pdf">Perilous Pregnancies: Health Care for Undocumented Migrant Women in the EU</a></span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-issue field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <h2 class="field__label">Issues</h2> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-issues/maternal-health" hreflang="en">Maternal Health</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-issues/access-quality-care" hreflang="en">Access to Quality Care</a></div> </div> </div> <br class="clear" /> <div class="field field--name-field-region field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <h2 class="field__label">Regions</h2> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-regions/europe" hreflang="en">Europe</a></div> </div> </div> <br class="clear" /> <div class="field field--name-field-work field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <h2 class="field__label">Work</h2> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-work/reporting-on-rights" hreflang="en">Reporting on Rights</a></div> </div> </div> <br class="clear" /> Thu, 16 May 2019 01:07:27 +0000 jmccabe 58481 at https://reproductiverights.org Unequal Access to Maternal Health Care in the EU https://reproductiverights.org/story/unequal-access-maternal-health-care-eu <span> Unequal Access to Maternal Health Care in the EU </span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/51" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">jmccabe</span></span> <span>Wed, 05/15/2019 - 09:24</span> <div class="field field--name-field-primary-content field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Primary Content</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--text paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="field field--name-field-formatted-text field--type-text-long field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Text</div> <div class="field__item"><p>Access to quality maternal health care is a human right to which all women and girls are entitled. Regardless of nationality, ethnicity, race, or any other social, economic or political affiliation, all pregnant persons are guaranteed access to affordable and quality maternal health services under international human rights laws and standards. However, the laws and policies of many governments across the world are falling short of these obligations, placing certain groups of women at particular risk.</p> <p>Our comprehensive legal and policy analysis of European Union (EU) member states sheds light on the stark health care inequities faced by undocumented migrant women, and the dearth of services and free or affordable health care available to this vulnerable population. Our latest report, “<a href="/document/perilous-pregnancies-health-care-for-undocumented-migrant-women-in-the-eu">Perilous Pregnancies: Barriers in Access to Affordable Maternal Health Care for Undocumented Migrant Women in the European Union</a>,” highlights that many EU states do not provide sufficient access to universal and equitable maternal health care services for all people living within their jurisdiction. As a result, undocumented migrant women, who are among the EU’s most vulnerable and marginalized population groups, often face a lack of access to adequate antenatal care, insufficient or substandard care, and a lack of access to affordable skilled care during childbirth.  </p> <p>These inequalities not only endanger the health and lives of thousands of undocumented migrant women in the EU, they also contravene EU governments’ human rights obligations. As parties to numerous international human rights treaties, including the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women, all EU member states are required to eradicate legal and policy obstacles that undermine undocumented migrant women’s access to affordable health care. </p> <p>This report provides policy makers across Europe with a roadmap toward ensuring that laws and policies protect undocumented women’s health and lives and comply with international human rights laws and standards, by:  </p> <ul><li>Outlining the series of steps that all EU governments should take to reform discriminatory laws and policies.</li> <li>Showcasing best practices by identifying those EU jurisdictions that have adopted laws and policies that provide for undocumented migrant women’s access to affordable maternal health care.</li> <li>Underlining the reasons that addressing remaining inequalities is a critical step toward protecting the health of all pregnant women in Europe.</li> </ul><p><a href="/document/perilous-pregnancies-health-care-for-undocumented-migrant-women-in-the-eu">Read the full report &gt;&gt;</a> </p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-related-content field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/New-Report-Roma-Women-Experience-Discrimination-Receive-Poor-Reproductive-Health-Care-Slovakia" hreflang="en">New Report: Roma Women Experience Discrimination, Receive Poor Reproductive Health Care In Slovakia</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/document/perilous-pregnancies-health-care-for-undocumented-migrant-women-in-the-eu" hreflang="en">Perilous Pregnancies: Health Care for Undocumented Migrant Women in the EU</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-issue field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <h2 class="field__label">Issues</h2> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-issues/maternal-health" hreflang="en">Maternal Health</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-issues/access-quality-care" hreflang="en">Access to Quality Care</a></div> </div> </div> <br class="clear" /> <div class="field field--name-field-region field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <h2 class="field__label">Regions</h2> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-regions/europe" hreflang="en">Europe</a></div> </div> </div> <br class="clear" /> <div class="field field--name-field-work field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <h2 class="field__label">Work</h2> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-work/reporting-on-rights" hreflang="en">Reporting on Rights</a></div> </div> </div> <br class="clear" /> Wed, 15 May 2019 13:24:16 +0000 jmccabe 58480 at https://reproductiverights.org Free and Reunited: The Women Behind Bars in El Salvador https://reproductiverights.org/feature/free-and-reunited-the-women-behind-bars-in-el-salvador <span>Free and Reunited: The Women Behind Bars in El Salvador</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/51" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">jmccabe</span></span> <span>Fri, 05/10/2019 - 22:26</span> <div class="field field--name-field-related-content field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/press-room/salvadoran-court-releases-woman-wrongfully-imprisoned-after-obstetric-emergency" hreflang="en">Salvadoran Court Releases Woman Wrongfully Imprisoned After Obstetric Emergency </a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/press-room/12-countries-call-on-el-salvador-to-decriminalize-abortion" hreflang="en">12 Countries Call on El Salvador to Decriminalize Abortion</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/press-room/un-committee-el-salvador-must-repeal-total-abortion-ban" hreflang="en"> U.N. Committee: El Salvador Must Repeal Total Abortion Ban </a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-issue field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <h2 class="field__label">Issues</h2> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-issues/abortion" hreflang="en">Abortion</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-issues/legal-restrictions-0" hreflang="en">Legal Restrictions</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-issues/maternal-health" hreflang="en">Maternal Health</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-issues/access-quality-care" hreflang="en">Access to Quality Care</a></div> </div> </div> <br class="clear" /> Sat, 11 May 2019 02:26:51 +0000 jmccabe 58485 at https://reproductiverights.org Free and Reunited: The Women Behind Bars in El Salvador https://reproductiverights.org/story/free-and-reunited-women-behind-bars-el-salvador <span>Free and Reunited: The Women Behind Bars in El Salvador</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/51" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">jmccabe</span></span> <span>Fri, 05/10/2019 - 22:26</span> <div class="field field--name-field-primary-content field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Primary Content</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--text paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="field field--name-field-formatted-text field--type-text-long field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Text</div> <div class="field__item"><p>El Salvador's draconian abortion ban has led over 40 women to decades-long prison sentences for suffering obstetric emergencies. They were separated from their families, and denied fair trials. Over 25 have regained their freedom. These are some of their stories.<br /><br /><iframe allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/wt5jTnSMxXY?rel=0" width="640"></iframe><br /><br /><!--<i><a href="http:/ReproductiveRights.org/Las17">To learn more and take action, visit ReproductiveRights.org/Las17.</a></i>--></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-related-content field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/press-room/salvadoran-court-releases-woman-wrongfully-imprisoned-after-obstetric-emergency" hreflang="en">Salvadoran Court Releases Woman Wrongfully Imprisoned After Obstetric Emergency </a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/press-room/12-countries-call-on-el-salvador-to-decriminalize-abortion" hreflang="en">12 Countries Call on El Salvador to Decriminalize Abortion</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/press-room/un-committee-el-salvador-must-repeal-total-abortion-ban" hreflang="en"> U.N. Committee: El Salvador Must Repeal Total Abortion Ban </a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-issue field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <h2 class="field__label">Issues</h2> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-issues/abortion" hreflang="en">Abortion</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-issues/legal-restrictions-0" hreflang="en">Legal Restrictions</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-issues/maternal-health" hreflang="en">Maternal Health</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-issues/access-quality-care" hreflang="en">Access to Quality Care</a></div> </div> </div> <br class="clear" /> Sat, 11 May 2019 02:26:51 +0000 jmccabe 58486 at https://reproductiverights.org Elizabeth Banks Helps Raise $380,000 for the Center for Reproductive Rights https://reproductiverights.org/press-room/elizabeth-banks-helps-raise-380000-center-reproductive-rights <span>Elizabeth Banks Helps Raise $380,000 for the Center for Reproductive Rights </span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/94" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">firefly</span></span> <span>Thu, 03/07/2019 - 12:26</span> <div class="field field--name-field-new-ty field--type-entity-reference field--label-visually_hidden"> <h2 class="field__label visually-hidden">News Type</h2> <div class="field__item"><a href="/press-room/press-releases" hreflang="en">Press Releases</a></div> </div> <br class="clear" /> <div class="field field--name-field-primary-content field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Primary Content</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--text paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="field field--name-field-formatted-text field--type-text-long field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Text</div> <div class="field__item"><p>(PRESS RELEASE) —The Center for Reproductive Rights raised $380,000 yesterday evening at their inaugural Los Angeles benefit, co-hosted by Elizabeth Banks and board member Heidi Lindelof at the London West Hollywood at Beverly Hills. Other speakers included Busy Philipps, Sarah Jones and Ali Rushfield, who spoke about the importance of bodily autonomy and reproductive healthcare for women and girls around the world.</p> <p>More than 400 attendees came out to show their support for The Center, including celebrities like Adam Scott, Amy Brenneman, JJ Abrams, Charlie Day, Bellamy Young, Rhea Perlman, Michael Schur and Damon Lindelof. At the benefit, Banks and Rushfield debuted a sneak peek of their upcoming HULU comedy<span> </span><em>Shrill,</em><span> </span>which is adapted from Lindy West’s memoir of the same name. Reproductive healthcare and the complex realities women face when making these decisions are featured in the show. Busy Philipps also spoke at the event about her own experience with abortion, as chronicled in her book<span> </span><em>This Will Only Hurt a Little</em>.</p> <p>“I’ve been a proud supporter of the Center for Reproductive Rights since 2012, when I participated in their<span> </span><a href="http://www.drawtheline.org/">campaign</a><span> </span>to share real women’s stories about abortion.” Said<span> </span><strong>co-host Elizabeth Banks.</strong><span> </span>“Our stories are what connect us. They’re how we identify with one another and understand each other’s circumstances.”</p> <p>“It’s inspiring to see such an outpouring of support here in Hollywood for our work and the fundamental belief that reproductive rights are human rights,” said<span> </span><strong>Nancy Northup, President &amp; CEO of The Center for Reproductive Rights.</strong><span> </span>“Under President Trump, the courts of this country have been threatened, but they remain a vital part of our democracy. We’re continuing to fight for the rights of women, doctors and clinics in courtrooms and legislatures across the country. Not only to expand our reproductive rights, but to make sure that the hard-won victories of past generations are not lost.”</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-issue field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <h2 class="field__label">Issues</h2> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-issues/abortion" hreflang="en">Abortion</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-issues/young-peoples-rights" hreflang="en">Young People&#039;s Rights</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-issues/censorship" hreflang="en">Censorship</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-issues/contraception" hreflang="en">Contraception</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-issues/maternal-health" hreflang="en">Maternal Health</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-issues/funding-for-reproductive-healthcare" hreflang="en">Funding for Reproductive Healthcare</a></div> </div> </div> <br class="clear" /> <div class="field field--name-field-region field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <h2 class="field__label">Regions</h2> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-regions/united-states" hreflang="en">United States</a></div> </div> </div> <br class="clear" /> <div class="field field--name-field-work field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <h2 class="field__label">Work</h2> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-work/engaging-policymakers" hreflang="en">Engaging Policymakers</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-work/states-usa" hreflang="en">In the States (USA)</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-work/around-world" hreflang="en">Around the World</a></div> </div> </div> <br class="clear" /> Thu, 07 Mar 2019 17:26:02 +0000 firefly 58216 at https://reproductiverights.org Pakistan Court Orders Implementation of Measures to Address Obstetric Fistula https://reproductiverights.org/press-room/pakistan-court-orders-implementation-measures-address-obstetric-fistula <span>Pakistan Court Orders Implementation of Measures to Address Obstetric Fistula</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span>Wed, 02/27/2019 - 11:44</span> <div class="field field--name-field-new-ty field--type-entity-reference field--label-visually_hidden"> <h2 class="field__label visually-hidden">News Type</h2> <div class="field__item"><a href="/press-room/press-releases" hreflang="en">Press Releases</a></div> </div> <br class="clear" /> <div class="field field--name-field-primary-content field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Primary Content</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--text paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="field field--name-field-formatted-text field--type-text-long field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Text</div> <div class="field__item"><p>The Center for Reproductive rights welcomes a ruling by the Sindh High Court in Pakistan directing the government to implement measures to provide access to obstetric fistula care in the province of Sindh, including the creation of fistula repair centers and the recruitment of qualified gynecologists to government hospitals.</p> <p>The ruling by the Sindh High Court is in response to a petition filed in 2015 by Sara Malkani, Advocacy Adviser for Asia, demanding that the government take measures to prevent and treat obstetric fistula, a devastating pregnancy-related injury that affects hundreds of women in Pakistan every year.  The petition was filed on behalf of Kiran Sohail, a mother of six who developed obstetric fistula after having her first child.  She was left untreated for more than eight years. Gynecologist Dr. Shershah Syed, President of the Pakistani National Forum on Women’s Health and Tehrik-e-Niswan, a leading woman’s empowerment NGO were co-petitioners.</p> <p>The petition, which was developed through the Center’s South Asia Reproductive Justice and Accountability Initiative (SARJAI), demanded that the government ensure affordable access to, and information about, treatment for obstetric fistula in every district in the province of Sindh. The public interest petition sought to hold the government accountable for denial of timely and adequate treatment of obstetric fistula as violations of women’s fundamental rights under the Pakistan Constitution, including their rights to life and dignity. The petition also demanded that the government comply with its international treaty obligations under the Convention on Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women and the International Covenant on Economic Social and Cultural Rights.</p> <p>Since the petition was filed, the High Court has passed numerous interim orders directing the government to frame policies related to obstetric care in consultation with civil society organizations.  These orders led the government to develop policy proposals and set aside budgetary allocations to improve the availability of treatment for obstetric fistula. “The High Court ruling reflects unprecedented recognition by a court in Pakistan that the government is constitutionally obligated to ensure the availability and accessibility of quality obstetric services,” says Payal Shah, Acting Director of the Asia Program at the Center for Reproductive Rights. “This is a crucial step forward to ensure women’s reproductive health and rights in Pakistan.”</p> <p>The Court has asked the government to submit a compliance report in three-months to show that its progress towards implementation of the Court order.  The Center for Reproductive Rights and its partners will continue to monitor the measures taken by the government over the next few months to ensure that it fulfills its human rights obligations.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-related-content field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/press-room/pakistan-addresses-high-rate-of-fistula" hreflang="en">Pakistan Addresses High Rate of Fistula </a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-issue field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <h2 class="field__label">Issues</h2> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-issues/maternal-health" hreflang="en">Maternal Health</a></div> </div> </div> <br class="clear" /> <div class="field field--name-field-region field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <h2 class="field__label">Regions</h2> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-regions/asia" hreflang="en">Asia</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-regions/pakistan" hreflang="en">Pakistan</a></div> </div> </div> <br class="clear" /> <div class="field field--name-field-work field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <h2 class="field__label">Work</h2> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-work/in-the-courts" hreflang="en">In the Courts</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-work/reporting-on-rights" hreflang="en">Reporting on Rights</a></div> </div> </div> <br class="clear" /> Wed, 27 Feb 2019 16:44:55 +0000 admin 58207 at https://reproductiverights.org Voces Ignoradas: Experiencias de Mujeres con el Virus del Zika - Colombia https://reproductiverights.org/document/voces-ignoradas-colombia <span>Voces Ignoradas: Experiencias de Mujeres con el Virus del Zika - Colombia </span> <div class="field field--name-field-publication-document-type field--type-entity-reference field--label-visually_hidden"> <h2 class="field__label visually-hidden">Publication Document Type</h2> <div class="field__item"><a href="/document/books-reports" hreflang="en">Books &amp; Reports</a></div> </div> <br class="clear" /> <span><span lang="" about="/user/99" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">mthai</span></span> <span>Mon, 02/11/2019 - 20:41</span> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-entity-reference field--label-visually_hidden"> <h2 class="field__label visually-hidden">Image</h2> <div class="field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/medium/public/glp-lac-zika-colombia-spanish.jpg?itok=EYZGEaqW" width="150" height="194" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-file-upload field--type-file field--label-visually_hidden crr-upload"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">File Upload</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><span class="file file--mime-application-pdf file--application-pdf"><a href="https://reproductiverights.org/sites/default/files/documents/GLP-LAC-Zika-Colombia-SPANISH.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=9355086" title="GLP-LAC-Zika-Colombia-SPANISH.pdf">Voces Ignoradas: Experiencias de Mujeres con el Virus del Zika - Colombia</a></span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-issue field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <h2 class="field__label">Issues</h2> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-issues/access-quality-care" hreflang="en">Access to Quality Care</a></div> </div> </div> <br class="clear" /> <div class="field field--name-field-region field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <h2 class="field__label">Regions</h2> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-regions/latin-america-caribbean" hreflang="en">Latin America &amp; Caribbean</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/regions/brazil" hreflang="en">Brazil</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/regions/colombia" hreflang="en">Colombia</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/regions/el-salvador" hreflang="en">El Salvador</a></div> </div> </div> <br class="clear" /> <div class="field field--name-field-work field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <h2 class="field__label">Work</h2> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-work/engaging-policymakers" hreflang="en">Engaging Policymakers</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-work/around-world" hreflang="en">Around the World</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-work/reporting-on-rights" hreflang="en">Reporting on Rights</a></div> </div> </div> <br class="clear" /> Tue, 12 Feb 2019 01:41:05 +0000 mthai 58242 at https://reproductiverights.org Voces Ignoradas: Experiencias de Mujeres con el Virus del Zika - La Respuesta Global https://reproductiverights.org/document/voces-ignoradas-la-respuesta-global <span>Voces Ignoradas: Experiencias de Mujeres con el Virus del Zika - La Respuesta Global</span> <div class="field field--name-field-publication-document-type field--type-entity-reference field--label-visually_hidden"> <h2 class="field__label visually-hidden">Publication Document Type</h2> <div class="field__item"><a href="/document/books-reports" hreflang="en">Books &amp; Reports</a></div> </div> <br class="clear" /> <span><span lang="" about="/user/99" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">mthai</span></span> <span>Mon, 02/11/2019 - 20:32</span> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-entity-reference field--label-visually_hidden"> <h2 class="field__label visually-hidden">Image</h2> <div class="field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/medium/public/glp-lac-zika-global-spanish.jpg?itok=1Ae8cuSA" width="150" height="194" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-issue field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <h2 class="field__label">Issues</h2> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-issues/maternal-health" hreflang="en">Maternal Health</a></div> </div> </div> <br class="clear" /> <div class="field field--name-field-region field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <h2 class="field__label">Regions</h2> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-regions/latin-america-caribbean" hreflang="en">Latin America &amp; Caribbean</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/regions/brazil" hreflang="en">Brazil</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/regions/colombia" hreflang="en">Colombia</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/regions/el-salvador" hreflang="en">El Salvador</a></div> </div> </div> <br class="clear" /> <div class="field field--name-field-work field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <h2 class="field__label">Work</h2> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-work/engaging-policymakers" hreflang="en">Engaging Policymakers</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-work/around-world" hreflang="en">Around the World</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-work/reporting-on-rights" hreflang="en">Reporting on Rights</a></div> </div> </div> <br class="clear" /> Tue, 12 Feb 2019 01:32:19 +0000 mthai 58241 at https://reproductiverights.org