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Concluding Observations: Brazil_CEDAW_2007_English

Concluding Observations: Brazil_CEDAW_2007_English…

Women's Health Organizations Urge Oversight Agency to Hold Bush Administration Accountable

Washington, D.C. - Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), the Center for Reproductive Rights, and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) today sent a letter to the U.S…

Abandoned During Labor, Woman Sues Gov't

Salenta Singh suffered a debilitating injury after she went to a public hospital in Uttar Pradesh, India to give birth—and was left alone while in labor…

Let's Get to Work Rebuilding Reproductive Rights

Even with a pro-choice administration in the White House, reproductive rights advocates have their work cut out for them, says Nancy Northup in her new blog…

A Quick Sigh of Relief, Now Let's Get to Work Rebuilding Reproductive Rights


The Huffington Post, November 13, 2008
Nancy Northup, President, Center for Reproductive Rights

Center Calls on President-Elect Obama

We call on President-elect Barack Obama to champion women's reproductive freedom and equality and restore America's leadership on these issues…

South Dakotans Reject Abortion Ban: Center for Reproductive Rights Celebrates Major Victory for Women's Health and Human Rights

NEW YORK -Today the Center for Reproductive Rights celebrated the failure of the South Dakota abortion ban ballot initiative, which would have forced women in that state to carry pregnancies to term against their will at the risk of their physical and psychological health…

Center for Reproductive Rights Calls on President-Elect Obama to Restore U.S. as World Leader in Reproductive Rights

Today the Center for Reproductive Rights called on President-Elect Barack Obama to champion women's reproductive freedom and equality and restore America's leadership on these issues…

Women's Rights Defenders Seek Protection

WASHINGTON, D.C…

Indian Activist Sues State for Neglecting Maternal Mortality

A public health activist in India has taken the state of Madhya Pradesh to court over the staggering number of women in the state who die during pregnancy and childbirth…

Our Work in Focus

There was a time not long ago when those of us dedicated to protecting reproductive freedom viewed the surge in attacks of 2011 as an aberration, an extreme political reaction…
Put 2012 against any year since the U.S. Supreme Court decided Roe v. Wade, in 1973, and you would be hard pressed to find a period that offered as many highs and lows as the past 12 months. Let's start with the highlights…
The new federal requirement that private health insurance cover the cost of birth control has generated much heated controversy these last few weeks: Congressional hearings, proposed legislation to unwind it, multiple legal actions…