Engaging Policymakers

Time for Change

There are no words to describe having to carry an unviable pregnancy to term…

A Proactive Vision

What happens when you convene some of the nation’s brightest leaders in state reproductive health, rights, and justice in Washington, D.C.?

The crowd erupts in lively cheers to the sound of U.S. Representative Pramila Jayapal, the first Indian-American Congresswoman, declaring:…

Leading the Charge

One year ago, in June 2016, the Center for Reproductive Rights won the most significant abortion-access case at the Supreme Court in decades. The landmark Whole Woman’s Health v.

Trump Budget Cuts Harm Black Women and Kids Most

In another blow by the Trump administration, proposed cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency would disproportionately affect low-income families, especially black women and their children.

Cruel and Inhuman

Every year, as a result of Ireland’s abortion laws, thousands of women in the country must travel abroad to obtain legal abortion services…

Expanded Global Gag Rule Is More Dangerous Than Ever

In a reckless move that will have life-threatening consequences for women around the world, President Donald Trump has released details about his expanded Global Gag Rule, which virtually restricts all global health assistance provided by the U.S. federal government…

Texas Clinic Reopens After Landmark Victory

Texas has been a battleground for anti-abortion legislation for years, but the reopening of the Whole Woman’s Health clinic in Austin offers hope to countless women seeking abortion care across the state. …

Trump’s Global Gag Endangers Women Worldwide

In one of his first acts as president, Donald Trump reinstated the Global Gag Rule, a destructive policy that prohibits overseas nongovernmental organizations from providing, or even mentioning, safe abortion services…

Justice Served

When Guadalupe took her first job as a domestic worker she had high hopes for her future. She was thrilled to be earning her own money, and often dreamed of the day she would become a mother.

Never did she imagine that in an instant her whole world would change so drastically…

Justice for Francisca

For many women, having a child is one of the best days of their lives…

Our Work in Focus

There was a time not long ago when those of us dedicated to protecting reproductive freedom viewed the surge in attacks of 2011 as an aberration, an extreme political reaction…
Put 2012 against any year since the U.S. Supreme Court decided Roe v. Wade, in 1973, and you would be hard pressed to find a period that offered as many highs and lows as the past 12 months. Let's start with the highlights…
The new federal requirement that private health insurance cover the cost of birth control has generated much heated controversy these last few weeks: Congressional hearings, proposed legislation to unwind it, multiple legal actions…
Every year, anti-choice state legislators propose hundreds of measures intended to erode women’s rights to abortion and reproductive health care…