Accomplishments

Founded in 1992 by nationally recognized reproductive rights attorneys and activists, our experience and knowledge in the area of women's reproductive rights is unparalleled. Policy analysis, public education and cutting-edge legal work include:

  • Defeating extreme abortion bans in Michigan and Virginia

  • Protecting teens' access to confidential reproductive health care in Kansas and Alaska

  • Winning a landmark ruling from the U.N. Human Rights Committee that establishes access to abortion, where legal, as a human right

  • Negotiating a groundbreaking settlement with Mexico on behalf of a young rape victim who was denied a lawful abortion, the first time a Latin American government acknowledged that access to legal abortion is a human right

  • Taking the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to court over the agency's refusal to make emergency contraception available over the counter to women of all ages

  • Reframing preventable maternal deaths as a human rights violation

  • Calling out the U.S. for racial inequities in reproductive healthcare before the UN

  • Exposing widespread physical and verbal abuse of women in Kenyan maternity wards

  • Promoting legal scholarship and teaching on reproductive health and human rights

  • Bringing to light dangerous new anti-choice strategies to overturn Roe v. Wade

  • Working with federal and state lawmakers in the U.S. to promote progressive policies and defeat proposals that would undermine women's reproductive health

  • Collaborating with more than 100 organizations in over 50 countries to strengthen reproductive health laws and policies