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How (Not) to Protect Women

The notorious Texas law known as HB2 has closed more than half of the health clinics that provide abortion care in that state…

Center for Reproductive Rights Announces High-Ranking State Department Official Karen Hanrahan as New Chief Program Officer

(PRESS RELEASE) The Center for Reproductive Rights has appointed Karen Hanrahan, who most recently served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, as the organization’s new Chief Program Officer, effective today…

Our Work in Focus

What’s the worst thing about bad ideas? They’re catching…
Every year, anti-choice state legislators propose measures intended to restrict women's access to abortion, including mandatory delays, biased counseling provisions and other burdensome and unnecessary requirements. On average, more than six hundred bills are proposed annually and dozens are passed, making it increasingly difficult for women in many states to access abortion…
In the United States, state legislatures wield enormous power to control women's access to abortion and other reproductive healthcare services…
The U.S. spends at least twice as much per capita on healthcare than almost every other western industrialized country.  Yet, the U.S. has some of the widest disparities in health outcomes…
Human Rights defenders are the activists, including journalists, lawyers, judges, and healthcare providers, whose work allows others to exercise their human rights…
Young women face particular obstacles to accessing reproductive health services and information…
An important component of the Center's work is ensuring that the United States lives up to its human rights commitments related to reproductive rights. The U.S…
The right to obtain and use contraceptives is part of the fundamental right to privacy guaranteed by the United States Constitution…
In their efforts to make abortion inaccessible to as many women as possible, anti-choice forces have focused on burdening minors' access to abortion…