Nine Bedford Row (UK) Letter to President Obama
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Letter sent to President Obama by Nine Bedford Row as a part of the GJC’s “August 12th Campaign” asking that he issue an Executive Order lifting US abortion restrictions on humanitarian aid.
In Geneva, United States Dodges Key Questions on its Abortion Rights Record
On October 17-18 in Geneva, the United States government faced questions from civil society and the Human Rights Committee on the country’s compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). In addition to questions on immigrants’ rights, racial discrimination, and more, US officials were pressed repeatedly on the state of abortion access in the wake of the US Supreme Court’s ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization.Read more
How the Dobbs Ruling Put the United States in Violation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
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The June 2022 Supreme Court decision Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization eliminated federal constitutional protection for access to abortion in the United States. Following Dobbs, more than a dozen states fully banned abortion, and many others passed or proposed increased restrictions. On October 17-18, 2023, the Human Rights Committee will review US compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), including the impact of Dobbs on its human rights obligations.Read more