Reporting on Rights

The U.S. Legal Department strives to protect and advance reproductive liberty and access to reproductive health care in the United States by employing diverse strategies grounded in CRR's legal expertise.

To learn more about the different areas of our work, please check out our U.S. litigation, advocacy work in Washington, D.C. and the states, U.S.-based human rights work, and our Law School Initiative.

The Center's litigation work in the United States seeks to broadly promote reproductive rights. Our goals include:

  • Securing recognition that reproductive freedom is both a fundamental constitutional right and a human right that the government is obligated to respect, protect and fulfill;
  • Ensuring that all women have access to safe and affordable contraception;
  • Protecting women’s access to safe, legal and affordable abortion services;
  • Ensuring that adolescents have access to reproductive health services; that adolescents’ confidentiality is protected in their pursuit of those services; and that adolescents have access to age-appropriate, comprehensive sexuality education;
  • Defending abortion providers against unreasonable government actions

En Vedette

Nancy Northup Talks Texas with MSNBC’s Chris Hayes

The morning after the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals lifted an injunction, shuttering all but eight of Texas’s abortion clinics overnight, Nancy Northup appeared on MSNBC’s All In with Chris Hayes to discuss the devastating impact the closures will have on the women of Texas…

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Gets It

If she wasn’t your hero already, take a look at the interview Justice Ginsburg gave to Elle magazine for their October issue, and you might reconsider. …

MSNBC Spotlights “Draw the Line” Campaign

MSNBC looked at the Center for Reproductive Rights’ new storytelling campaign Draw the Line, which shares the personal reproductive health…

A Map of Progress

In a country like the United States, where attacks on a woman’s right to abortion are frequent, it sometimes seems that reproductive rights are everywhere under siege. Extremist politicians across the U.S…

CRR on ABC’s This Week

Center for Reproductive Rights staff attorney, David Brown, appeared on ABC’s This Week in a feisty segment discussing the recent ruling out of Texas in which a federal judge…

Trending in Texas: DIY Abortions

A fascinating article from The Atlantic this month puts readers firmly on the ground in Texas, in middle of what the author…

Combatting Child Marriage

The numbers are disturbing. According to a recent UNICEF study, one in nine girls in the developing world will marry before age 15; one in three will marry before 18. Some are as young as eight…

Historic Hearing on the Hill

At the end of June, the Center for Reproductive Rights led an energized group of women’s health advocates to Capitol Hill to lobby for a piece of legislation called the Women’s Health Protection Act…

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