Press Releases

Federal District Court Ends Legal Challenge to Unconstitutional Arizona Law Forcing Doctors to Lie to Women, Ensuring Law Will Never Take Effect

(PRESS RELEASE) A federal district court judge today ended the legal challenge to an unconstitutional Arizona law that forces doctors to…

Sia, Jessica Williams, Leslie Jones, and more, to perform in All Access concert supporting abortion access for all

(PRESS RELEASE) On September 10, 2016, the nation’s leading reproductive health, rights, and justice organizations will host free music and cultural events that shine a light on the majority of Americans who support abortion rights and show how access to abortion benefits women, their…

Center for Reproductive Rights Calls on Texas to Abandon Latest Unconstitutional Attempt to Restrict Safe, Legal Abortion

(MEDIA ADVISORY) The Center for Reproductive Rights has submitted comments to the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) in response to the Abbott administration’s latest…

New Report Exposes Impact of Uganda’s Abortion Law Through Personal Stories

(PRESS RELEASE) Due to the unclear abortion law in Uganda, women and adolescents continue seeking unsafe abortions and are vilified by their families and communities—even the doctors and health workers who provide legal post-abortion care are being arrested, according to a

U.N. Experts Call For Dominican Republic to Repeal Restrictive Abortion Laws

(PRESS RELEASE) A group of United Nations experts urged President Danilo Medina of the Dominican Republic to work with legislators to protect women and girls’ rights to sexual and reproductive health…

U.N. Committee: Philippines Must Provide Access to Modern Contraceptives, Legalize Abortion in Certain Circumstances

(PRESS RELEASE) The Philippine government must ensure access to modern contraceptives and legalize abortion in certain circumstances, according to the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (U.N. CEDAW)…

Alaska Supreme Court Overturns Parental Notice Law

(PRESS RELEASE) Today, the Alaska Supreme Court found unconstitutional (PDF) a law requiring physicians to notify a parent, guardian, or custodian of a minor seeking…

Center for Reproductive Rights Files New Lawsuit Challenging Every Abortion Restriction Passed in Louisiana This Year

(PRESS RELEASE) The Center for Reproductive Rights filed a new lawsuit in federal district court today on behalf of women’s health care providers…

Supreme Court Refuses to Review Mississippi’s Clinic Shutdown Law

(PRESS RELEASE) The United States Supreme Court today declined to review Mississippi’s arbitrary and medically unwarranted law specifically designed to shutter the last abortion clinic in the state—ensuring the measure will remain blocked and the clinic open while the case proceeds in federal…