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Perú Reopens Criminal Investigation Into Mass Forced Sterilizations

(PRESS RELEASE) The Peruvian government will reopen its criminal investigation into the forced sterilization of hundreds of thousands of women and men in the 1990s—according to a decision by Luis Antonio Landa Burgos, the Superior Prosecutor for Perú…

U.N. Human Rights Council Grills U.S. on Reproductive Rights

(PRESS RELEASE) Governments this week asked the United States to explain its failure to address the misapplication of the Helms Amendment, a 40-year-old policy that — on paper – permits the use of U.S…

Tennessee Governor Signs Texas-Style Clinic Shutdown Law

(PRESS RELEASE) Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam signed a measure into law today designed to shut down reproductive health care clinics and severely restrict access to safe and legal abortion…

Martha Plimpton Rocks Broadway, Raises $40,000 for A Is For & Center for Reproductive Rights at ‘Broadway Acts for Women’

New York, NY (May 7, 2015)—Martha Plimpton and her nonprofit organization A is For rocked New York City on Sunday night with “Broadway Acts for Women,” featuring Broadway’s biggest stars, including Patti LuPone, Jesse Tyler

Oklahoma Governor Signs Measure Tripling State’s Waiting Period for Women Seeking Safe and Legal Abortion Services

(PRESS RELEASE) Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin signed a measure into law last night that will triple the state’s mandatory waiting period from 24 to 72 hours for all women seeking abortion services—making Oklahoma the fourth U.S…

Virginia Attorney General Takes Critical Step Towards Taking Politics Out of the Exam Room

(PRESS RELEASE)—Following years of intense political pressure and interference from former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and former Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli to enforce state regulations designed to shutter abortion clinics, yesterday the state’s current attorney…

​Representative Lois Frankel to Speak Out in Support of Women’s Health Protection Act at Florida Press Conference

(Media Advisory) Representative Lois Frankel (D-FL) will be joined by state Representative Lori Berman and women’s health advocates today in West Palm Beach, Florida to call for Governor Rick Scott’s veto of recently passed measure which severely restricts access to safe and legal…

Center for Reproductive Rights Announces Richard Ryan as New Chief Operating Officer

(PRESS RELEASE) Richard Ryan has joined the Center for Reproductive Rights as the organization’s new Chief Operating Officer. Ryan has most recently served as Senior Vice President of Finance & Administration and Chief Financial Officer at the Rainforest Alliance…

U.N. Committee Finds Women in the Philippines Face Reproductive Rights Violations and Discrimination

(PRESS RELEASE) The Filipino government has violated women’s human rights by denying the full range of reproductive health services for thousands of women—including universal and affordable modern contraceptives—according to a