Center for Reproductive Rights
Reproductive freedom lies at the heart of the promise of human dignity, self-determination and equality embodied in both the U.S. Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Center for Reproductive Rights works toward the time when that promise is enshrined in law in the United States and throughout the world. They envision a world where every woman is free to decide whether and when to have children; where every woman has access to the best reproductive healthcare available; where every woman can exercise her choices without coercion or discrimination. More simply put, they envision a world where every woman participates with full dignity as an equal member of society.
Since 1992, their attorneys have boldly used legal and human rights tools to create this world. The Center is the only global legal advocacy organization dedicated to reproductive rights, with expertise in both U.S. constitutional and international human rights law. Their groundbreaking cases before national courts, United Nations committees, and regional human rights bodies have expanded access to reproductive healthcare, including birth control, safe abortion, prenatal and obstetric care, and unbiased information. They influence the law outside the courtroom as well, documenting abuses, working with policymakers to promote progressive measures, and fostering legal scholarship and teaching on reproductive health and human rights.
To learn more about the Center for Reproductive Rights, click here to go to their website and please consider donating a small amount to move closer to a world where every woman has full access to reproductive health and autonomy.
"More than ever, women are feeling the threat of having their much fought-for freedoms taken away from them. The Center for Reproductive Freedom fights to ensure that all women have full agency over their own bodies, and the ability to make choices that ensure the well-being of themselves and their families. I hope women will continue to stand by each other and use their voices to speak for those who can't speak for themselves, and I hope all people will agree that yes, a woman is a person, and her body belongs only to her."
Meera Lee Patel is a self-taught artist and author who creates work that encourages others to connect with themselves, each other, and the world around them. She lives and works in Brooklyn, New York, and believes that all change starts from within. Her first book, Start Where You Are, was published by Penguin-Random House in August 2015.
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