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Center for Reproductive Rights Statement on the Confirmation of Tom Price for Secretary of Health and Human Services

“Tom Price has a dangerous record of attacking women’s health care and we are deeply troubled by his confirmation as Secretary of Health and Human Services,” said Nancy Northup, president and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights. …

Center for Reproductive Rights Statement on the Confirmation of Jeff Sessions for U.S. Attorney General

“Jeff Sessions has a troubling history of attacking women’s constitutional rights and we have serious concerns about his confirmation as Attorney General,” said Nancy Northup, president and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights. …

Pennsylvania Senate Passes Two Abortion Bans

(MEDIA ADVISORY) The Pennsylvania Senate passed an unconstitutional measure today which bans a safe, medically proven, method of second trimester abortion while also banning abortion at 20 weeks after a woman’s last menstrual period…

Annual Report 2016

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Center for Reproductive Rights Statement on Nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court

(PRESS RELEASE)  Today President Trump announced the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court. Judge Gorsuch was appointed by President George W. Bush in 2006 to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, where he currently sits. …

Federal District Court Blocks Unconstitutional Texas Abortion Restrictions

(RELEASE) A federal district court today blocked state regulations forcing…

Arkansas Governor Signs Ban on Most Common Method of Second Trimester Abortion

(MEDIA ADVISORY) Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson (R) signed a measure (HB 1032) into law yesterday which bans the most common method of ending a pregnancy in the second trimester. …

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…