Janet Benshoof

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Janet Benshoof (May 10, 1947 – December 18, 2017) was an American human rights activist and lawyer. She was born in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. She was the President and Founder of the Global Justice Center.[1] She founded the Center for Reproductive Rights, the world's first international human rights organization focused on reproductive choice and equality.[2][3]

Benshoof died of uterine cancer on December 18, 2017 in Manhattan, New York at the age of 70.[4]

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  1. "Our Staff - Global Justice Center". www.globaljusticecenter.net. Retrieved December 16, 2017.
  2. - About - Our Team. Global Justice Center. Retrieved December 16, 2017.
  3. "Janet Benshoof". Harvard Law School. Archived from the original on June 10, 2018. Retrieved December 16, 2017.
  4. Smith, Harrison (December 19, 2017). "Janet Benshoff, lawyer who pursued abortion rights for women, dies at 70". The Washington Post. Retrieved December 20, 2017.