The United States is facing a maternal health crisis. Two to three women die of pregnancy-related complications every day. African American women are nearly 4 times more likely to die than white women
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Urgent Action Update: Urge The President To Decriminalize Abortion (Dominican Republic: UA 151/16)
The Dominican Congress adopted a comprehensive reform of the Criminal Code which maintains the criminalization of abortion except where the pregnancy poses a risk to the life of a pregnant woman or girl. It is now with the President of the Republic to enact into law. If enacted, it would violate the rights of women and girls.
Amnesty International is concerned about the fairness of proceedings leading to the trial and conviction of Leonard Peltier, an Anishinabe-Lakota Native American who was convicted of murdering two FBI agents.
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