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Press Releases

Salvadoran Court Releases Woman Wrongfully Imprisoned

(PRESS RELEASE) A Salvadoran woman wrongfully imprisoned after a miscarriage is being released, according to the San Salvador Third Tribunal of Sentences (Tribunal Tercero de Sentencia de San Salvador) ruling today…

Oklahoma Governor Vetoes Abortion Ban

Statement from Nancy Northup, president and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights on Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin’s veto of the state’s total ban on abortion:

Center for Reproductive Rights Calls on Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin to Veto Blatantly Unconstitutional Abortion Ban (Veto Letter Included)

The Oklahoma Senate advanced a measure today which bans abortion by making it a felony for any person to perform or induce an abortion.  The measure—which is the first of its kind--now heads to the desk of Governor Mary Fallin (R), who has 5 days to sign the measure after it is presented to…

U.N. Committee: Philippines Should Liberalize Its Abortion Law and Guarantee Access to All Modern Contraceptives

(PRESS RELEASE) The absolute ban on abortion in the Philippines should be repealed and access to sexual and reproductive health services should be addressed, according to the United Nations Committee against Torture (U.N. CAT)…

Arizona Governor Signs Measure Reversing Restrictions on Medication Abortion

(PRESS RELEASE) Arizona Governor Doug Ducey (R) signed a measure into law late yesterday which effectively repeals many of the state’s most recent attempts to restrict access to medication abortion—a safe method of ending an early pregnancy that women in the United States have been using for…

In the Spotlight

Nancy Northup on MSNBC: Stop the Deception

Nancy Northup, president of the Center for Reproductive Rights, appeared on a segment of MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry show to debate the continued public funding of…

Op-Ed: Abortion ID Bill Unfairly Targets Immigrants

The following was published in the Austin American

Nancy Northup in Time: It’s Personal, Not Political

A new study on fetal survival rates underscores the highly individual nature of reproductive health decisions and the importance of entrusting these decisions to those most affected by them, writes Center for Reproductive Rights president and CEO Nancy Northup in a

Center Attorney Talks Texas on NPR

A federal appeals court ruled earlier this week to uphold the Texas law that puts most of the state’s abortion clinics at risk of closure…