Legal Restrictions

Time for Change

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

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.

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…

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…

Eroding Abortion Rights Is Just the Beginning

Nancy Northup, president and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights, and Rachel B. Tiven, chief executive of Lambda Legal, have dedicated their lives to fiercely defending the rights of women and same-sex couples…

2017 Sarah Weddington Writing Prize for New Student Scholarship in Reproductive Rights

If/When/How, the Center for Reproductive Rights, and the Center on Reproductive Rights and Justice at U.C…

Game Changer

To keep calm on the evening before the U.S. Supreme Court was scheduled to issue a decision in the most significant abortion-related case in a quarter of a century, Center for Reproductive Rights attorney Stephanie Toti spent hours baking: pound cake, banana bread, dozens of cookies…

A Duty to Protect

Katia lives in El Salvador, one of several Latin American countries where the government has advised women to avoid pregnancy due to the spread of Zika virus…

A Punishing Year

(Updated 8.4.16) More than a dozen abortion restrictions have been introduced so far this legislative session in Louisiana. The governor recently signed one of them into law, tripling the state’s 24-hour mandatory waiting period to 72 hours…

Our Work in Focus

In the United States, state legislatures wield enormous power to control women's access to abortion and other reproductive healthcare services…
"TRAP" (Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers) laws single out the medical practices of doctors who provide abortions and impose on them requirements that are different and more burdensome than those…
In their efforts to make abortion inaccessible to as many women as possible, anti-choice forces have focused on burdening minors' access to abortion…
In Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court held that bans on abortion are unconstitutional…