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U.S. Human Rights at the U.N.

The United States government, like all nations that have ratified the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), must periodically report to the U.N. Human Rights Committee…

Dane County, Wisconsin Board of Supervisors Passes Resolution in Support of Federal Women’s Health Protection Act

(PRESS RELEASE)  The Dane County (WI) Board of Supervisors voted to support a resolution late yesterday which urges the U.S…

WATCH: Texas Law Closes Two More Clinics

Amy Hagstrom Miller, owner of Whole Woman’s Health and our client, appeared on the Rachel Maddow Show last night to deliver devastating news: the unconstitutional law passed in Texas last summer has forced her to close two of her five clinics in the state…

Two More Texas Health Centers Forced to Close in Wake of Unconstitutional Abortion Restrictions Passed Last Summer

(PRESS RELEASE) Whole Woman’s Health announced the closure of its McAllen and Beaumont health centers today, leaving East Texas and the Rio Grande Valley without a single reproductive health care clinic providing abortion care.  These closures are a direct result of the disingenuous and…

New Lawsuit Challenges Arizona’s Unconstitutional Restrictions on Non-Surgical Abortion

(PRESS RELEASE) Women’s health care providers filed a federal lawsuit late yesterday challenging Arizona’s unconstitutional restrictions on a non-surgical method of ending a pregnancy in its earliest stages using medication—restrictions that at best would make it harder, more dangerous, and…

Obama Budget Calls for Expanded Abortion Coverage for D.C. Women and Peace Corps Volunteers, but Still Leaves Millions of Low-Income Women Behind

(PRESS RELEASE) President Barack Obama's proposed FY2015 budget released today shows mixed support for equal health care coverage for women who need affordable, medically necessary abortion services. …

Downton Abbey & Black History Month

Great piece over the weekend from Talking Points Memo writer Nicole Beisel. Beisel takes a look at a recent storyline on the popular television show “Downton Abbey” when one of the characters Lady Edith Crawley seeks an illegal abortion…

Harmful Alaska regulation that discriminates against low-income women temporarily blocked

(PRESS RELEASE) An Alaska Superior Court has extended the Temporary Restraining Order which temporarily blocks a harmful regulation that could…

New Health and Human Rights Teaching Resource

We are very excited to report the launch of the Health and Human Rights Syllabus Database. Compiled by the Program on Global Health & Human Rights, Institute for Global Health at the University of Southern California, the database includes dozens of syllabi from universities around…

Annual Report 2013

The Center’s 2013 Annual Report documents a year of accomplishments and advances across the globe that will change the lives of millions.

Our Work in Focus

(PRESS RELEASE) Reproductive health advocates will gather in the Rio Grande Valley today to celebrate the successes of Nuestro Texas, a…
Two years ago today, President Barack Obama signed into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act…
In 2002, abortion was decriminalized on broad grounds in Nepal…
Around the world, the unmet need for safe and effective contraceptive services is staggering: Roughly 215 million women in developing countries rely on traditional contraceptive methods with high failure rates…