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Press Releases

Center for Reproductive Rights Calls on West Virginia Governor to Veto Cruel and Unconstitutional Abortion Ban

(PRESS RELEASE) For the second time in less than a year, the West Virginia Legislature has passed an unconstitutional ban on abortion at 20 weeks.  HB…

Retrial Begins for Nepalese Migrant Worker Wrongfully Accused of Obtaining Illegal Abortion

(PRESS RELEASE) The retrial of Nirmala Thapa, a 24-year old Nepalese migrant worker who was arrested alongside her doctor in a clinic raid and found guilty of…

El Salvador Releases One Woman Wrongfully Imprisoned, But Refuses to Pardon 15 Others

(PRESS RELEASE) On the same day local advocates celebrate the official release of “Guadalupe”—a rape survivor who became pregnant, suffered an obstetric emergency, was charged for having an abortion and later wrongfully imprisoned for homicide—anonymous sources have confirmed that El…

In The Spotlight

A Call to Pass the #ActforWomen

Nancy Kaufman, the CEO of the National Council of Jewish Women, makes an impassioned call on Congress to pass the Women’s Health Protection Act in an op-ed that appeared on

New York Times: Spain’s regressive abortion bill

Regarding “Spain’s alarming abortion debate” (Editorial, Jan. 18): When a country severely restricts women’s access to abortion, as Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is proposing in Spain, it shames and stigmatizes all women who may need to end a pregnancy…

Talking Points Memo: Roe V. Wade Anniversary: Fights Over Abortion Are Often One-Sided

Politicians in the U.S. House of Representatives have already made it clear that—once again—one of their top priorities for the new year will be to continue their relentless assault on women’s health and rights…

MSNBC: Victory in North Carolina

The Center for Reproductive Right’s Nancy Northup appeared on the Melissa Harris-Perry Show just hours after a federal judge permanently blocked an unconstitutional forced ultrasound law that did nothing to further the health and safety of women and served only to shame them out of their…

Rolling Stone: The Stealth War on Abortion

On the morning of December 11th, Gretchen Whitmer, the charismatic 42-year-old minority leader of the Michigan Senate, stood before her colleagues in the Statehouse in Lansing, and told them something she'd told almost no one before. "Over 20 years ago, I was a victim of rape," she said…