Abortion

Legal Restrictions

Center for Reproductive Rights Vows to Fight Texas’ Latest Attempt to Restrict Abortion

(PRESS RELEASE) Texas Governor Gregg Abbott today signed SB 8--an omnibus measure which contains multiple abortion restrictions, including an unconstitutional ban on a safe, medically proven method of ending a pregnancy in the second trimester, with only a narrow exception for women…

Dominican Republic Senate Halts Decriminalization Of Abortion

(PRESS RELEASE) Yesterday, the Dominican Republic's Senate (Congress’s upper chamber) voted against advancing a penal code that would allow women access to safe abortion services in cases of rape, incest, fetal impairment and when the life of the pregnant woman is at risk—a major blow…

Center Calls Upon Texas Governor to Veto Unconstitutional Abortion Restrictions

(PRESS RELEASE) The Texas legislature today passed SB 8--an omnibus measure which contains multiple abortion restrictions, including an unconstitutional ban on a safe, medically proven method of ending a pregnancy in the second trimester, with only a narrow exception for women facing…

Inter-American Commission Holds Hearing On Chile’s Abortion Law Reform

(PRESS RELEASE) Reproductive health and human rights advocates advocated for the decriminalization of abortion before the main human rights body for the Americas today in a hearing on the status of Chile’s abortion law reform…

Trump Administration Expands Global Gag Rule

(PRESS RELEASE) The Trump Administration released guidance on a policy that restricts access to safe abortion services and information for women worldwide. …

India Supreme Court Denies Abortion To Rape Survivor Living With HIV

(PRESS RELEASE) This week the Supreme Court of India denied a rape survivor living with HIV from seeking an abortion…

Honduras Reinforces Total Abortion Ban

(PRESS RELEASE) The Honduran Congress halted a historic opportunity to reform the country’s total abortion ban…

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…