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The Center’s Comments to the Polish Parliament on a Proposal to Ban Abortion

The Center for Reproductive Rights and the Polish Federation for Women and Family Planning submitted these comments to members of the Polish Parliament with respect to the bill “On the Protection of Human Life from the Moment of Conception.” The bill sought to impose an absolute ban on…

Legal Analysis of Solicitor General Elena Kagan’s Record on Abortion Rights

The Center for Reproductive Rights promotes women's equality worldwide by securing reproductive rights as constitutional and international human rights. We extensively litigate in state and federal courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court. In addition to our U.S…

Download: A Ten-Year Retrospective: Reproductive Rights at the Start of the 21st Century

During the first decade of the 21st century, emerging international legal standards provided broad support for reproductive health as a right essential to the freedom and self-determination of women, recognized maternal mortality as a human rights violation, and…

A Year In Review: 2009 Legislative Wrap Up (PDF)

In the United States, state legislatures wield enormous power to control women's access to abortion and other reproductive healthcare services…