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It Is Past Time for El Salvador to Rescind Its Abortion Ban

As a mother, I have a moral obligation to protect girls and women all over the world from abortion laws like El Salvador's, which put their very lives in danger.

As a mother, I have a moral obligation to protect girls and women all over the world from abortion laws like El Salvador’s, which put their very lives in danger.

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In El Salvador, Yet Another Woman’s Life Subordinated to Non-Viable Fetus

The story of “Beatriz,” the 22-year-old woman caught in the firestorm of the abortion conflict in El Salvador, continues.

A 22-year-old Salvadoran woman with severe chronic medical conditions is pregnant with a fetus without a brain. But a 1998 law in El Salvador prohibits all abortions, without exception.

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Sacrificing Women’s Rights For “Popular Rule:” Why Equality is Essential

Perhaps the most interesting question in the juxtaposition of women’s rights (or gay rights, or ethnic minority rights) and democracy is not whether some people’s rights are sacrificed for popular rule (they are), but rather whether they should be as a matter of principle.

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Mother’s Day 2011: Why Reproductive Justice Is a Black Thing

Childbirth can be a deadly matter in the U.S., especially if you are middle or working class. But it was when looking at race and income together that one civil rights organization decided it needed a new lens.

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Prominent Human Rights Activist Murdered in Uganda

Human rights advocates and the US State Department are calling for a thorough investigation of the murder of a Ugandan human rights advocate murdered after he had been publicly targeted by an anti-gay publication.

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Fear and Loathing in Uganda: Proposed Law Abrogates Basic Human Rights

A proposed “anti-homosexuality” law blatantly disregards both international law and Uganda’s Constitution, threatening freedom of speech and freedom from violence and discrimination.

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Amnesty Affirms Limited Pro-Choice Commitment

Amnesty International recognizes that women’s rights are human rights despite intense pressure from those who deny women their right to make private health decisions.

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