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A Proactive Vision for Reproductive Health and Rights

“This year has been a battle. But not today! Today, we are going to explore strategies for a proactive agenda to secure access and services for women in our communities.” With those words, Lourdes Rivera, Senior Vice President of U.S…

Fact Sheet: Addressing Medical Professionals’ Refusals to Provide Abortion Care on Grounds of Conscience or Religion: European Human Rights Jurisprudence on State Obligations to Guarantee Women’s Access to Legal Reproductive Health Care

In many European countries where abortion is legal, domestic laws and regulations allow medical professionals to refuse to provide abortion care or other forms of reproductive health care on grounds of conscience or religion…

Outcome of Irish Referendum on Abortion is a Momentous Result for Reproductive Rights

(GENEVA) The Center for Reproductive Rights celebrates today’s referendum result in favour of repeal of the Irish constitutional prohibition on abortion as a deeply historic moment for women’s reproductive health and rights in Ireland and globally. …

Documenting the Human Rights Impact of Retrogressive Legislative and Policy Barriers on Women’s Access to abortion in Macedonia: Key Findings and Recommendations

In 2013 and 2014, Macedonian lawmakers introduced a series of new legal requirements, including a three-day mandatory waiting period, mandatory biased counseling and a mandatory ultrasound, which must be complied with before women can access abortion on request during the first 10 weeks of…

Nancy Northup Discusses Proposed Title X Restrictions on The Rachel Maddow Show

Nancy Northup, President and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights, was a guest on MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Show today discussing the Trump Administration’s proposed restrictions to Title X, a federal grant program dedicated to family planning and preventive health services…

Report: Roe and Intersectional Liberty Doctrine

Roe was a watershed decision, and became an immediate nemesis for abortion opponents. But its place in constitutional doctrine does not begin, or end, with abortion rights…

Roma Women Speak Out

Segregation. Racial harassment. Physical restraint and neglect during childbirth. Roma women in Slovakia speak about their experiences of discrimination and abuse in reproductive health care facilities…

Fact Sheet: Independent Thought V. India

On October 11, 2017, the Supreme Court of India issued a landmark judgment recognizing every girl’s right to bodily integrity, and penalizing rape within child marriage. In Independent Thought v…

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