Safe & Healthy Pregnancy

New House and Senate Bills Would Repeal Trump's Global Gag Rule

(PRESS RELEASE)  New federal legislation was introduced today in the U.S…

Federal Policy Agenda 2017-2018

Intended as a resource for Congress, as well as our allies and supporters, our 2017–2018 federal policy agenda identifies harmful policies we oppose as well as proactive legislative priorities that would defend against serious threats to reproductive rights we face

Salvadoran Court Upholds Freedom of Woman Wrongfully Imprisoned After Miscarriage

(PRESS RELEASE) A Salvadoran woman wrongfully imprisoned after a miscarriage who was absolved and released will remain free, according to the San Salvador Third Criminal Chamber (Cámara Tercera de lo Penal de San Salvador)…

Breaking Ground 2016: Treaty Monitoring Bodies on Reproductive Rights

Breaking Ground: Treaty Monitoring Bodies on Reproductive Rights, an annual publication from the Center for Reproductive Rights, summarizes the jurisprudence from United Nations treaty monitoring bodies on reproductive rights, particularly the standards on maternal health care, abortion, and…

Centering Human Rights in the Response to Zika

Available in English, Spanish, and Portuguese, this statement calls for a human rights-based approach to the Zika epidemic…

A Duty to Protect

Katia lives in El Salvador, one of several Latin American countries where the government has advised women to avoid pregnancy due to the spread of Zika virus…

New Study: Zika Virus Fueling Online Demand for Abortion Pills in Latin America

(PRESS RELEASE) Since the Pan America Health Organization issued its Zika advisory in November 2015, online requests to Women on Web for abortion pills have exponentially increased, according to a

Tools of Transformation

Across the United States, Black women die or suffer serious illness during and after childbirth in dramatically disproportionate numbers—three to four times higher—than do their white counterparts…

Black Mamas Matter: A Toolkit for Advancing the Human Right to Safe and Respectful Maternal Health Care

(Revised 05.08.18) The Center originally published this toolkit in 2016. Since then, our collaborators have taken the movement for Black maternal health, rights, and justice to new levels…

Pakistan Addresses High Rate of Fistula

The high court in Pakistan’s Sindh region is facing the country’s first case to seek recognition of the widespread incidence of obstetric fistula as a violation of women’s fundamental rights to dignity and life…

Our Work in Focus

(Revised 05.08.18) The Center originally published this toolkit in 2016. Since then, our collaborators have taken the movement for Black maternal health, rights, and justice to new levels…
The Monitoring Tool provides a means to monitor the implementation of specific State obligations in the field of reproductive rights…
The right to life is a fundamental human right, central to the enjoyment of all other human rights…