Center for Reproductive Rights

Case Studies & Research
Case Studies & Research | 2003

Roe v. Wade and the right to privacy

In the 1973 landmark case Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court applied the core constitutional principle of privacy and liberty to a woman’s ability to terminate a pregnancy. In Roe, the Court held that the constitutional right to privacy includes a woman’s right to decide whether to have an abortion.

Advocacy Materials
Advocacy Materials |

Reproductive rights: a tool for monitoring state obligations

This Monitoring Tool provides a means for human rights experts responsible for overseeing compliance with international legal standards on human rights to monitor the implementation of specific State obligations in the field of reproductive rights.

Case Studies & Research
Case Studies & Research | 2010

In harm's way: the impact of Kenya's restrictive abortion law

This report is based on research and interviews conducted by the Center between June 2009 and February 2010. The Center gathered the experiences of 59 women through a combination of in-depth interviews and focus group discussions.

Advocacy Materials
Advocacy Materials | 2008

An international human right: sexuality education for adolescents in schools

Under international human rights law, states must demonstrate that they have taken steps to fulfill their obligations to ensure the right to health, and the related rights to life, non-discrimination, education and information by removing barriers to adolescents' access to sexual and reprodu