Definitions http://www.reproductiverights.org/taxonomy/term/187/all en The Undue Burden Standard after June Medical Services v. Russo http://www.reproductiverights.org/document/undue-burden-standard-after-june-medical-services-v-russo <span>The Undue Burden Standard after June Medical Services v. Russo</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/519" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">enjie</span></span> <span>Mon, 09/14/2020 - 16:21</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-hidden field__item"><p>The U.S. Supreme Court decided on <em>June Medical Services v. Russo on June 29, 2020 </em>invalidating a Louisiana abortion restriction that would have shuttered most of the state's remaining clinics. In doing so, it preserved its landmark opinion from four years earlier and it struck down an identical Texas law—at least for now.</p> </div> </div> </div> </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="http://www.reproductiverights.org/sites/default/files/documents/The%20Undue%20Burden%20Standard%20after%20June%20Medical%20Services%20v%20Russo.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=344007" title="The Undue Burden Standard after June Medical Services v Russo.pdf">The Undue Burden Standard after June Medical Services v. 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length=99188" title="Draft Statement on COVID and SRHR Final.pdf">Statement on COVID and SRHR</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/abortion" hreflang="en">Abortion</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-issues/definitions" hreflang="en">Definitions</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-issues/legal-protections" hreflang="en">Legal Protections</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-issues/legal-restrictions-0" hreflang="en">Legal Restrictions</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/africa" hreflang="en">Africa</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-regions/asia" hreflang="en">Asia</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-regions/europe" hreflang="en">Europe</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-regions/latin-america-caribbean" hreflang="en">Latin America &amp; Caribbean</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/around-world" hreflang="en">Around the World</a></div> </div> </div> <br class="clear" /> Fri, 03 Apr 2020 17:26:32 +0000 enjie 58965 at http://www.reproductiverights.org UN Human Rights Committee Asserts that Access to Abortion and Prevention of Maternal Mortality are Human Rights http://www.reproductiverights.org/press-room/un-human-rights-committee-asserts-access-abortion-and-prevention-maternal-mortality-are <span>UN Human Rights Committee Asserts that Access to Abortion and Prevention of Maternal Mortality are Human Rights</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/81" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ehorwitz</span></span> <span>Wed, 10/31/2018 - 14:59</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-hidden field__item"><p><span>(PRESS RELEASE) The Center for Reproductive Rights welcomes and firmly supports the <a href="https://www.ohchr.org/Documents/HRBodies/CCPR/CCPR_C_GC_36.pdf">United Nations Human Rights Committee’s General Comment on the Right to Life</a>. The language of the comment affirms that abortion is a human right, that preventable maternal deaths are a violation of the right to life, and that the right to life begins at birth.</span></p> <p><strong><span>“This is an important affirmation which will provide strong support for our global advocacy, litigation, and research that defines and enforces abortion as a fundamental human right,” </span></strong><span>said Nancy Northup, President and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights. <strong>“The General Comment on the Right to Life provides the international community with a much-needed framework to hold governments accountable for the high rates of death and injury which occur when women are forced to seek out unsafe abortions.” </strong> </span></p> <p><strong><span>“Comprehensive reproductive health services, including abortion, are necessary to guarantee the right to life, health, privacy, and non-discrimination for women and girls,” </span></strong><span>added Northup<strong>.  </strong> </span></p> <p><span>This critical advancement puts women’s health and bodily autonomy at the top of human rights conversations by requiring states to provide safe, legal, and effective access to abortion including when the pregnancy presents a threat to the woman’s health or will cause her substantial pain or suffering, particularly in pregnancies resulting from rape or incest. Additionally, states are required to remove existing policy and structural barriers that prevent women and girls’ effective access to abortion, including those barriers created due to conscientious objection.  </span></p> <p><span>The General Comment is the result of a three-year process at the United Nations Human Rights Committee. Member states and non-government organizations worked together to create critical global human rights standards to prevent maternal mortality and to ensure that access to abortion is protected under international human rights law. It also reaffirms the fundamental principle that human rights apply only after birth.  </span></p> <p><span>This legal standard also clarifies that criminalization of abortion or pregnancy of unmarried women and girls, including criminalization of medical service providers, could be considered a violation of women or girls right to life, as it compels them to resort to unsafe abortion. States are obliged to ensure women and girls have access to affordable contraception, evidence-based sexual and reproductive health information, and that states prevent stigmatization of women and girls who seek an abortion.   </span></p> </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/after-un-summit-human-rights-council-reaffirms-commitment-to-human-rights-approach-to-tac" hreflang="en"> After U.N. Summit, Human Rights Council Reaffirms Commitment to Human Rights Approach to Tackling Maternal Deaths</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/press-room/a-human-rights-approach-to-end-maternal-mortality" hreflang="en">A Human Rights Approach to End Maternal Mortality</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/document/advancing-womens-human-rights-across-the-globe" hreflang="en">Advancing Women&#039;s Human Rights Across the Globe</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/definitions" hreflang="en">Definitions</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/maternal-mortality" hreflang="en">Maternal Mortality</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/accountability-bodies" hreflang="en">Accountability Bodies</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-regions/united-nations" hreflang="en">United Nations</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/at-the-united-nations" hreflang="en">At the United Nations</a></div> <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> </div> <br class="clear" /> Wed, 31 Oct 2018 18:59:12 +0000 ehorwitz 58067 at http://www.reproductiverights.org Center for Reproductive Rights Condemns State Department for Dropping Reproductive Rights from Human Rights Reports http://www.reproductiverights.org/press-room/center-for-reproductive-rights-condemns-state-department-for-dropping-reproductive-rights <span>Center for Reproductive Rights Condemns State Department for Dropping Reproductive Rights from Human Rights Reports</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/52" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">crr-admin-hr</span></span> <span>Fri, 04/20/2018 - 16:25</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-subhead field--type-string field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Subhead</div> <div class="field__item">New reports strip analysis of reproductive health and rights around the world, signaling clear disregard for women and girls</div> </div> <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-hidden field__item"><p>(PRESS RELEASE) Today, the Center for Reproductive Rights called on the State Department to issue complete reports after stripping reporting on women’s reproductive health and rights from its annual country reports on global human rights.</p> <p>The State Department’s annual human rights reports document the human rights situation in countries around the world on a full range of issues such as the rights to free press, association, religion, fair trial, conditions of confinement, as well as freedom from discrimination on race, religion, gender and other grounds. </p> <p><strong>Said Nancy Northup, President and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights:</strong></p> <p><strong>“It’s unacceptable that the ‘Reproductive Rights’ section has disappeared from every single country report, indicating a clear disregard for women’s rights and protections worldwide.</strong></p> <p><strong>“Women’s access to reproductive healthcare and ability to make important decisions about their health and lives are established under international human rights law and should be monitored by the U.S. government along with other rights issues. </strong></p> <p><strong>“Human rights are not spoils in a political contest. They are universal and indivisible. The Center for Reproductive Rights calls on the State Department to issue new reports that restore the monitoring of the full range of women’s human rights.”</strong></p> <p>The Center for Reproductive Rights has been instrumental in ensuring that <a href="https://www.state.gov/j/drl/rls/hrrpt/index.htm">previous reports</a> recognized reproductive rights issues, as well as in providing research on the impact of laws restricting access to reproductive health care around the world. The new reports eliminate passages from previous reports explicitly recognizing that individuals “have the right to decide the number, spacing, and timing of their children, manage their reproductive health and have access to the information and means to do so.”  There also are no mentions of the availability of contraception, rates of maternal mortality, or restrictions on safe and legal abortion.</p> <p> </p> <p align="center">###</p> <p> </p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="background-image: initial, background-position: initial, background-size: initial, background-repeat: initial, background-attachment: initial, background-origin: initial, background-clip: initial,"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: &quot;,Times New Roman&quot;,,serif, mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;,Times New Roman&quot;,,"> </span></p> </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/definitions" hreflang="en">Definitions</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-issues/censorship" hreflang="en">Censorship</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-issues/biased-information" hreflang="en">Biased Information</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 class="field__item"><a href="/our-regions/accountability-bodies" hreflang="en">Accountability Bodies</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/washington-dc" hreflang="en">In Washington D.C.</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" /> Fri, 20 Apr 2018 20:25:40 +0000 crr-admin-hr 53770 at http://www.reproductiverights.org Over 250 Reproductive, Civil and Human Rights Organizations Call on ICE to Discontinue Policy on Detaining Pregnant Individuals http://www.reproductiverights.org/press-room/over-250-reproductive-civil-and-human-rights-organizations-call-on-ice-to-discontinue-pol <span>Over 250 Reproductive, Civil and Human Rights Organizations Call on ICE to Discontinue Policy on Detaining Pregnant Individuals </span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/52" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">crr-admin-hr</span></span> <span>Wed, 04/11/2018 - 09:52</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-subhead field--type-string field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Subhead</div> <div class="field__item">Center for Reproductive Rights, ACLU, American Immigration Council, Women’s Refugee Commission and Others Urge Administration to Reinstitute a Presumption That Pregnant Individuals Should be Released from Detention </div> </div> <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-hidden field__item"><p>(PRESS RELEASE) Today, a broad coalition of over 250 civil and human rights organizations called on the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to reverse a recent policy change from the Trump Administration regarding the detention of pregnant individuals and to reinstitute a general presumption that pregnant individuals should not be subject to detention.  </p> <p>Though ICE has detained pregnant women in the past, the directive issued by the Trump administration eliminates the general presumption that ICE should not detain pregnant individuals except in extraordinary circumstances and removes critical reporting requirements regarding the treatment of pregnant individuals.  </p> <p>In a letter led by the Center for Reproductive Rights, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum, National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the Women’s Refugee Commission, the coalition strongly urges ICE to discontinue its recently-announced policy of detaining pregnant individuals, asking that instead they be released to continue their cases outside of detention. The groups assert that the immigration detention system has proven itself incapable of handling the healthcare needs of vulnerable populations, and the letter provides specific examples of pregnant individuals who experienced inadequate care and mistreatment while in detention.  </p> <p> “<b>No one, regardless of immigration status, should be denied necessary reproductive healthcare</b><b>,” </b>the letter reads<b>.</b></p> <p>The letter states that the pregnant individuals in detention have experienced,<b> </b>“<b>delayed access to prenatal care, threatening both the pregnant individual’s health and the health of their fetus.  </b><b>Some women have tragically suffered miscarriages while being held in detention. Nursing mothers report not being given information about or supplied with breast pumps that would allow them to maintain their milk supply while separated from their children.</b></p> <p><b>“ICE’s policy change will likely result in more pregnant individuals in detention and pregnant individuals detained for longer periods of time, thus exacerbating these problems and further endangering the lives of pregnant people.”</b></p> <p>The letter goes on to state the <b>“</b><b>arbitrary detention of pregnant people also violates international human rights norms.”</b></p> <p>In addition to the 276 organizations calling on ICE to reinstitute a presumption of release for pregnant individuals in its custody, several medical and mental health organizations – including the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), the Mount Sinai Human Rights Program, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) – have stated their opposition to the recent policy shift, citing the harmful effects of detention on the medical and mental health<sup> </sup>of pregnant individuals.</p> <p> </p> <p>The full text of the letter can be found <a href="/sites/default/files/documents/ICE%20sign-on%20letter%20FINAL%204.11.18.pdf">here.</a></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p align="center">###</p> <p> </p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="background-image: initial, background-position: initial, background-size: initial, background-repeat: initial, background-attachment: initial, background-origin: initial, background-clip: initial,"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: &quot;,Times New Roman&quot;,,serif, mso-fareast-font-family: &quot;,Times New Roman&quot;,,"> </span></p> </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/definitions" hreflang="en">Definitions</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-issues/censorship" hreflang="en">Censorship</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-issues/biased-information" hreflang="en">Biased Information</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/washington-dc" hreflang="en">In Washington D.C.</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-work/around-world" hreflang="en">Around the World</a></div> </div> </div> <br class="clear" /> Wed, 11 Apr 2018 13:52:56 +0000 crr-admin-hr 53775 at http://www.reproductiverights.org Trump Administration to Strip Mention of Reproductive Health and Rights in State Department Human Rights Report http://www.reproductiverights.org/Trump-Administration-Strip-Mention-Reproductive-Health-Rights-State-Department <span>Trump Administration to Strip Mention of Reproductive Health and Rights in State Department Human Rights Report</span> <span><span lang="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Anonymous (not verified)</span></span> <span>Thu, 02/22/2018 - 20:30</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-subhead field--type-string field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Subhead</div> <div class="field__item">Move would signal clear disregard for women and reproductive rights around the world</div> </div> <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-hidden field__item"><p>In the latest move of a long string of attacks by the Trump administration on women’s health and rights, the State Department has been directed to censor mentions of women’s reproductive rights and discrimination in its annual report on human rights, according to <a href="https://www.politico.com/story/2018/02/21/department-women-rights-abortion-420361">Politico</a>.</p> <p>The Trump administration’s reported directive calls for “stripping passages that describe societal views on family planning, including how much access women have to contraceptives and abortion.” In addition, the directive would allow for paring down sections of the report focusing on ethnic, racial, and sexual discrimination.  </p> <p><b>Said Nancy Northup, President and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights:</b></p> <p><b>“From day one, this administration has displayed a startling disregard for the reality of women’s health and lives. Failing to call out human rights violations because they pertain to reproductive rights is a disgrace. Obscuring and censoring mentions of discrimination against women sends the signal that the U.S. tacitly condones marginalization of women and girls around the world.</b></p> <p><b>“Accountability is central to meeting human rights obligations, and human rights cannot be fully realized unless reproductive rights are recognized and protected.”</b></p> <p><a href="https://www.reproductiverights.org/press-room/trump-orders-global-gag-rule-cuts-off-vital-safe-abortion-services-for-women">As one of his first acts as president</a>, Donald Trump imposed a sweeping policy restricting access to safe abortion services for women worldwide. <a href="https://www.reproductiverights.org/document/fact-sheet-the-global-gag-rule-and-human-rights">Trump’s Global Gag Rule</a> – <a href="https://www.reproductiverights.org/Trump-Administration-Expands-Global-Gag-Rule">which was further expanded in May 2017</a> – dictates that U.S.-supported international health care service groups abroad may no longer use their own money to provide safe and legal abortion services, or even provide information that refers to safe abortion as a “method of family planning,” at the risk of women’s health and lives. The current Global Gag Rule applies to a wide range of global health assistance provided by the U.S. government, impacting funds for contraception, safe motherhood, treatment of HIV/AIDS, Zika, Ebola and other infectious diseases.</p> <p>In response to President Trump reinstating – and expanding – the Global Gag Rule, the Center for Reproductive Rights created <a href="https://www.reproductiverights.org/press-room/one-year-since-reinstatement-global-gag-rule-has-devastating-impact-on-women%E2%80%99s-health-and">a Global Gag Rule Pro Bono Clearinghouse</a>, comprised of global law firms with relevant expertise to provide free legal representation to NGOs affected by the Global Gag Rule.</p> <p align="center">###</p> </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/trump-orders-global-gag-rule-cuts-off-vital-safe-abortion-services-for-women" hreflang="en">Trump Orders Global Gag Rule, Cuts Off Vital, Safe Abortion Services For Women</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/document/fact-sheet-the-global-gag-rule-and-human-rights" hreflang="en">Fact Sheet: The Global Gag Rule and Human Rights </a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/Trump-Administration-Expands-Global-Gag-Rule" hreflang="en">Trump Administration Expands Global Gag Rule</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/press-room/one-year-since-reinstatement-global-gag-rule-has-devastating-impact-on-women%E2%80%99s-health-and" hreflang="en">One Year Since Reinstatement, Global Gag Rule Has Devastating Impact on Women’s Health and Human Rights Worldwide</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/definitions" hreflang="en">Definitions</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-issues/censorship" hreflang="en">Censorship</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-issues/biased-information" hreflang="en">Biased Information</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/washington-dc" hreflang="en">In Washington D.C.</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-work/around-world" hreflang="en">Around the World</a></div> </div> </div> <br class="clear" /> Fri, 23 Feb 2018 01:30:12 +0000 Anonymous 58167 at http://www.reproductiverights.org State of the States 2017: A Proactive Push in the Wake of Whole Woman's Health http://www.reproductiverights.org/document/state-of-the-states-2017-a-proactive-push-in-the-wake-of-whole-womans-health <span>State of the States 2017: A Proactive Push in the Wake of Whole Woman&#039;s Health</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="" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Anonymous (not verified)</span></span> <span>Fri, 12/22/2017 - 11:11</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-hidden field__item"><p>This report provides a comprehensive overview of state legislation enacted in 2017 restricting access to abortion and family planning services in addition to the proactive approaches state policymakers used to strengthen access to reproductive health care and an analysis of major court developments related to reproductive health and rights. Now, perhaps more than ever, it is essential that we strengthen our commitment to a world where all people have access to the full spectrum of quality, affordable reproductive health care so they can determine whether and when to have children and parent with dignity. </p> </div> </div> </div> </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="http://www.reproductiverights.org/sites/default/files/documents/1711-USPA-SotS-171219.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=2973362" title="1711-USPA-SotS-171219.pdf">State of the States 2017: A Proactive Push in the Wake of Whole Woman's Health</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/abortion" hreflang="en">Abortion</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-issues/definitions" hreflang="en">Definitions</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-issues/legal-protections" hreflang="en">Legal Protections</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> </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> </div> <br class="clear" /> Fri, 22 Dec 2017 16:11:31 +0000 Anonymous 53862 at http://www.reproductiverights.org Updated FDA Label Better Reflects Evidence-Based Medicine, Could Expand Access to Medication Abortion http://www.reproductiverights.org/press-room/updated-fda-label-better-reflects-evidence-based-medicine-could-expand-access-to-medicati <span>Updated FDA Label Better Reflects Evidence-Based Medicine, Could Expand Access to Medication Abortion </span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/52" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">crr-admin-hr</span></span> <span>Wed, 03/30/2016 - 10:12</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-subhead field--type-string field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Subhead</div> <div class="field__item">Change aligns Mifepristone label with current best medical practice and more than 15 years of scientific evidence</div> </div> <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-hidden field__item"><p>(PRESS RELEASE) The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced it intends to approve a change to the label for Mifepristone (known as Mifeprex®), a drug used to end an early pregnancy, in order to better reflect current medical practice and years of scientific evidence.</p> <p>This change has the potential to increase access to this safe option in the earliest weeks of pregnancy in states where medication abortion methods are subject to politically motivated restrictions that have forced physicians to prescribe Mifepristone according to the outdated, inferior, and less effective FDA label originally approved in 2000.    </p> <p>The Center for Reproductive Rights is currently working with our partners and health care providers in states across the country to determine the impact on women seeking medication abortion in light of this announcement.     </p> <p><strong>Said Nancy Northup, president and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights:</strong></p> <p><strong>"The FDA’s approval of a label reflecting a more updated, evidence-based protocol for medication abortion has the potential to expand women's options for safely ending a pregnancy in the earliest weeks.</strong></p> <p><strong>"This label change underscores just how medically unnecessary and politically motivated restrictions on medication abortion in states like Texas and Oklahoma truly are—and demonstrates the lengths politicians will go to single out reproductive health care to restrict women’s rights.</strong></p> <p><strong>"It’s time to put an end to laws that let politics trump science and use underhanded means to attack a woman’s constitutionally guaranteed right to safe, legal abortion."</strong></p> <p>The Center for Reproductive Rights has challenged unconstitutional restrictions on medication abortion in four states in the last few years.  Restrictions challenged by the Center have been in effect in <a href="//www.reproductiverights.org/press-room/full-5th-circuit-court-refuses-to-consider-texas-law-shuttering-abortion-clinics-statewide">Texas</a> and <a href="//www.reproductiverights.org/press-room/North-Dakotas-Highest-Court-Upholds-Unconstitutional-Restrictions-on-Medication-Abortion">North Dakota</a> since 2013 and 2014 respectively, while challenges to restrictions on medication abortion in <a href="//www.reproductiverights.org/press-room/state-court-continues-to-block-arizonas-politically-motivated-restrictions-on-medication-abortion">Arizona</a> and <a href="//www.reproductiverights.org/press-room/oklahoma-supreme-court-fails-to-permanently-block-states-unconstitutional-restrictions-on-medication-abortion">Oklahoma</a> are currently enjoined as they move through the courts.</p> <p>Women in the United States have been safely and legally using medication abortion for over nearly two decades, with approximately one in four women who make the decision to end a pregnancy in the first nine weeks choosing this method.  Major medical groups oppose laws which severely restrict access to medication abortion.  Both the American Medical Association (AMA) and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologist (ACOG) have submitted amicus briefs opposing restrictions on medication abortion in <a href="//www.reproductiverights.org/sites/default/files/documents/29%20-%202014-04-22%20-%20Amicus%20Brief%20of%20AMA%20and%20ACOG.pdf">Arizona</a> and <a href="http://www.acog.org/-/media/News%20Releases/20131220Release.pdf">Texas</a>.  These types of restrictions ignore years of doctor’s practical experience and scientific advancement, forcing providers to prescribe the medications with an inferior, outdated, and less effective procedure.</p> <p><a href="http://support.reproductiverights.org/site/Donation2?df_id=5880&amp;,5880.donation=form1&amp;,s_src=pressrelease&amp;,s_subsrc=datasync" title="Donate Now"><img alt="Donate Now" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" 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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> </div> <br class="clear" /> Wed, 30 Mar 2016 14:12:32 +0000 crr-admin-hr 54337 at http://www.reproductiverights.org Chile’s Cámara de Diputados Approves Abortion Bill http://www.reproductiverights.org/press-room/chiles-camara-de-diputados-approves-abortion-bill <span>Chile’s Cámara de Diputados Approves Abortion Bill</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/52" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">crr-admin-hr</span></span> <span>Thu, 03/17/2016 - 15:00</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-hidden field__item"><p>(PRESS RELEASE) Today Chile’s Cámara de Diputados (House) agreed to advance a proposed bill that would allow women to access safe and legal abortion services in cases of life-endangerment, sexual violence, and fatal fetal impairments.</p> <p>The legislation, which was introduced by President Michelle Bachelet in January 2015, will face a Senate vote before heading to President Bachelet for her signature. On March 1, the Constitutional Commission within the Cámara de Diputados approved the bill. Chile’s Health Commission approved the abortion bill in September 2015.</p> <p>Chile is one of six countries in the region that does not explicitly permit abortion under any circumstances. Nearly 200,000 unsafe abortions occur each year in Chile, according to the Guttmacher Institute.</p> <p>Said Lilian Sepúlveda, vice president of the global legal program at the Center for Reproductive Rights:</p> <p><strong>“For almost three decades Chilean women have put their health and lives at risk if they need to end a pregnancy. This has to stop once and for all.  </strong></p> <p><strong>“The Cámara de Diputados took a critical step in putting an end to Chile’s abortion ban and bringing the country in line with the more than 35 countries across the globe that have liberalized their abortion laws over the past two decades.</strong></p> <p><strong>“Now the Senate must follow the lead of President Bachelet, the Cámara de Diputados and the Health Committee by passing this historic bill that supports women’s health and human rights.” </strong></p> <p>Although Chile’s 1931 health code legalized abortion in limited circumstances, a law passed in 1989 banned abortion under all circumstances – even when pregnancy endangers the woman’s life. In 2008, the most recent year data is available, more than 33,000 women were hospitalized due to abortion complications according to the <a href="http://web.minsal.cl/portal/url/item/b53faf5d1d527a52e04001011e010ef5.pdf">Chilean Ministry of Health</a>.</p> <p>In June 2015, the U.N. Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (<a href="//www.reproductiverights.org/press-room/un-committee-calls-for-abortion-law-reform-in-chile">U.N. CESCR</a>) called on Chile to quickly approve legislation to reform its restrictive abortion law. The U.N. CESCR oversees compliance with the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, a treaty obligating member states to ensure equal enjoyment of a broad range of rights, including the right to sexual and reproductive health, for all individuals.</p> <p>In a report to the U.N. CESCR, the Center for Reproductive Rights argued that the total criminalization of abortion and the restrictive access to emergency contraception in Chile violate women’s rights to health, non-discrimination and substantive equality, as well as the right to non-regression, since women previously had access to legal abortion in limited circumstances.</p> <p>According to a <a href="//www.reproductiverights.org/document/abortion-worldwide-20-years-of-reform">2014 report</a> published by the Center, 35 countries have amended their laws to expand access to safe and legal abortion services in the last 20 years—a trend that has marked incredible progress toward improving women’s lives, including significantly reducing rates of maternal mortality due to unsafe abortion. The report was released alongside the Center’s updated <a href="http://www.worldabortionlaws.com/" target="_blank">World’s Abortion Laws</a> map—one of the most comprehensive resources on abortion laws across the globe.​</p> </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/definitions" hreflang="en">Definitions</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-issues/legal-protections" hreflang="en">Legal Protections</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-issues/legal-restrictions-0" hreflang="en">Legal Restrictions</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/accountability-bodies" hreflang="en">Accountability Bodies</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-regions/united-nations" hreflang="en">United Nations</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-regions/africa" hreflang="en">Africa</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-regions/kenya" hreflang="en">Kenya</a></div> <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/chile" hreflang="en">Chile</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> </div> <br class="clear" /> Thu, 17 Mar 2016 19:00:53 +0000 crr-admin-hr 54343 at http://www.reproductiverights.org Letter to Kerry on Las 17 in El Salvador http://www.reproductiverights.org/document/letter-to-kerry-on-las-17-in-el-salvador <span>Letter to Kerry on Las 17 in El Salvador</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/shadow-letters-reports" hreflang="en">Shadow Letters &amp; Reports</a></div> </div> <br class="clear" /> <span><span lang="" about="/user/52" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">crr-admin-hr</span></span> <span>Fri, 09/25/2015 - 10:49</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-hidden field__item"><p>Letter to Kerry on Las 17 in El Salvador</p> <div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </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="http://www.reproductiverights.org/sites/default/files/documents/Kerry%20Letter%20Abortion%20in%20El%20Salvador_9%2025%2015.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=358435">Kerry Letter Abortion in El Salvador_9 25 15.pdf</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/abortion" hreflang="en">Abortion</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-issues/definitions" hreflang="en">Definitions</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 class="field__item"><a href="/our-issues/maternal-health/coercive-policies" hreflang="en">Coercive Policies</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/latin-america-caribbean" hreflang="en">Latin America &amp; Caribbean</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-above"> <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/washington-dc" hreflang="en">In Washington D.C.</a></div> </div> </div> <br class="clear" /> Fri, 25 Sep 2015 14:49:15 +0000 crr-admin-hr 54570 at http://www.reproductiverights.org