Europe

Center for Reproductive Rights Brings Second Case Against Ireland Abortion Laws to United Nations

(PRESS RELEASE) Today the Center for Reproductive Rights filed its second challenge to Ireland’s abortion laws before the United Nations Human Rights Committee…

Women Must Have Control Over Their Own Bodies

Earlier this year France was the latest to join a handful of progressive countries to expand access to reproductive health services — with its National Assembly amending the country’s laws to affirm a woman’s right to an abortion through the first 12 weeks of pregnancy and criminalize…

Daily Beast: Why Does Spain Love Gay Marriage But Hate Abortion?

Spain’s about to become the most repressive country in the EU when it comes to abortion rights—even as it has embraced gay marriage. It’s a disconnect that is the canary in the coal mine for Europe’s women…

Reuters: IWD 2014: No equality without reproductive autonomy

Earlier this year, France’s National Assembly moved to amend its country’s laws to reaffirm women’s absolute right to end a pregnancy through the first 12 weeks and, furthermore, criminalize any attempts to obstruct this right…

Irish Woman Tweets Abortion Story

After receiving a number of “nasty” messages from anti-choice activists, a blogger in Ireland got angry, and then decided to raise her voice…

Spain Taking Cue from Poland With Restrictive Abortion Law

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy wants to make most abortions in his country illegal…

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.

New York Times: Spain’s regressive abortion bill

Regarding “Spain’s alarming abortion debate” (Editorial, Jan. 18): When a country severely restricts women’s access to abortion, as Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is proposing in Spain, it shames and stigmatizes all women who may need to end a pregnancy…

Spaniards Reject Plan to Restrict Abortion

A new poll published in the Spanish daily newspaper El País shows that Spain’s ruling conservative party is losing popularity in part because of its recent effort to restrict abortion. …

EU Parliament Fails to Back Women’s Rights

An anti-choice alliance within the European Parliament narrowly voted last week to shelve a report that put reproductive rights on the same level as human rights, arguing that those issues are not the concern of the parliament and should be dealt with on a national level…

Our Work in Focus

Ireland’s abortion laws subjected a woman to cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment, according to a landmark decision from the United Nations Human Rights Committee…
The story of Polish daughter and mother P and S is deeply complicated. P, a teenager, was raped and became pregnant as a consequence. She wanted to terminate the pregnancy and had a right to under Poland's laws…