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U.N. Committee: Philippines Must Allow Legal Abortion, Improve Access to Contraceptives

(PRESS RELEASE) The Philippine government should take measures to legalize abortion in certain circumstances and provide sexual and reproductive health information and services, according to the U.N. Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR Committee)…

New Amendment Introduced in El Salvador to Decriminalize Abortion in Certain Circumstances

(PRESS RELEASE) This week an amendment to decriminalize abortion in certain circumstances was introduced in El Salvador. If passed, abortion would become legal in cases of rape and when a pregnancy puts the health or life of a woman at risk…

Texas Facing $4.5 Million Legal Bill in U.S. Supreme Court Fight Over Unconstitutional Clinic Shutdown Law

(PRESS RELEASE) The Center for Reproductive Rights today filed a request for more than $4.5 million in legal fees accrued during its court battle with the state of Texas over abortion restrictions that were struck down as unconstitutional by the U.S…

After Massive Public Outcry, Polish Parliament Rejects Total Abortion Ban

(PRESS RELEASE) By a vote of 352-58, the Polish Parliament today rejected a draft measure which would have banned abortion in all circumstances and criminalized women who obtained abortion services.  Today’s vote comes after a massive public outcry over the measure, with millions of…

Oklahoma Supreme Court Permanently Blocks State Law Criminalizing Women’s Health Care Providers

(PRESS RELEASE) The Oklahoma Supreme Court today permanently blocked an omnibus measure that targeted women’s health care providers with onerous criminal…

In the Spotlight

Women’s Strike Defeats Abortion Ban in Poland

On October 3, seven million women in Poland went on strike, outraged by a proposal that would completely ban abortion—and punish women who end a pregnancy with up to five years in prison.

Nancy Northup on PBS NewsHour

Watch Nancy Northup's appearance on the 6/27/16 episode of PBS NewsHour.

Nancy Northup on All In With Chris Hayes

Watch Nancy Northup's appearance on the 6/27/16 episode of All In With Chris Hayes.

Nancy Northup on Maddow

Two days after the U.S. Supreme Court issued its historic ruling strongly reaffirming abortion rights, Center for Reproductive Rights president and CEO Nancy Northup appeared on MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow to discuss how the victory will affect abortion legislation in the states going forward…

Pakistan Addresses High Rate of Fistula

The high court in Pakistan’s Sindh region is facing the country’s first case to seek recognition of the widespread incidence of obstetric fistula as a violation of women’s fundamental rights to dignity and life…