02.27.15 - Last week, Guadalupe spent her
first night at home as a free woman following seven years in prison. After
mounting international and local pressure prompted the Salvadoran government to
issue a pardon in her case, she was quietly released…
01.29.15 - With one of the world’s most extreme abortion
bans, El Salvador prohibits women from receiving an abortion under any
circumstance—not in cases of rape or incest, not even to save their lives.
Since 1998, dozens of women have been wrongfully criminalized and imprisoned
under this law—even…
01.20.15 - Alex Lawrence is an attorney at Morrison & Foerster who
works pro bono with the Center for Reproductive Rights. He has personally
logged 650 hours fighting Texas HB2, a sham law that threatens abortion access
for thousands of women in the state…
01.05.15 - Oklahoma passed a law, which was to go into
effect November 1, 2014, requiring physicians providing medication abortions to
use an obsolete method that does not meet the current standard of care and is
less safe and more burdensome for women than the current practice.
01.05.15 - Oklahoma passed a law in 2014 requiring that physicians providing abortions obtain admitting
privileges at a hospital within thirty miles of the facility where they provide
care, or face criminal and civil penalties.
10.07.14 - What’s next in the fight against the Texas legislation that has forced a historically unparalleled reduction of abortion services? Center for Reproductive Rights President and CEO Nancy Northup appeared last night on the Rachel Maddow Show to talk about it…
Six years ago this week, the Center for Reproductive Rights
won a groundbreaking victory for the women of Peru and around the world
. For the first time, an international human rights body condemned a country for failing to provide abortion services that were both legal and
essential to the health of a woman, violating her fundamental human rights in the process…
The story of Polish daughter and mother P and S is deeply complicated. P, a teenager, was raped and became pregnant as a consequence. She wanted to
terminate the pregnancy and had a right to under Poland's laws…
Put 2012 against any year since the U.S. Supreme Court decided Roe v. Wade, in 1973, and you would be hard pressed to find a period that offered
as many highs and lows as the past 12 months.
Let's start with the highlights…