Abortion

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Senate Rejects Bill to Deny Millions of Women Health Care Coverage

(PRESS RELEASE) Today, the U.S. Senate rejected a sweeping ban on insurance coverage of abortion that would have devastated access to reproductive healthcare for millions of women. Failing the 60 vote threshold, the 48-47 procedural vote on S…

Kansas Court Says Abortion Clinics Can Keep Using Telemedicine

(PRESS RELEASE) On Monday, a state court found that a law that went into effect January 1 will not prevent doctors from prescribing medication abortions via telemedicine. The decision came down less than 24 hours before the law was enacted…

Protect, Defend, Extend: 2018 State of the States

A turbulent year for reproductive rights, 2018 saw a continuation of the nearly decade-long coordinated campaign to eliminate access to abortion and shutter clinics across the country as well as a significant shift in the political balance of the country’s highest court…

Mississippi Continues to Defend 15-Week Abortion Ban Despite Searing Court Decision

(PRESS RELEASE) Today, one month after a federal district court judge struck down Mississippi’s ban on abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy, the state filed to appeal the decision to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit…

Ohio Lawmakers Pass Multiple Extreme Abortion Bans

(PRESS RELEASE) Today, the Ohio state senate passed a law (HB 258) that would effectively ban abortion outright. The law makes it a crime for doctors to provide an abortion once a heartbeat has been detected—around six weeks of pregnancy…

Our Work in Focus

Today, the Center for Reproductive Rights, in partnership with We Testify, a program of the National Network of Abortion Funds, released a series of videos featuring women from across the country speaking out on the…
The right to life is a fundamental human right, central to the enjoyment of all other human rights…
The Monitoring Tool provides a means to monitor the implementation of specific State obligations in the field of reproductive rights…