Abortion

Legal Restrictions

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…

Center for Reproductive Rights, ACLU Secure State Supreme Court Victory for Florida Women

(PRESS RELEASE) The Florida Supreme Court today continued to block a 2015 measure which forces a woman to wait at least 24 hours and make at least one additional, medically unnecessary trip before she is able to…

Trump Policies Put Women’s Futures at Risk

On the evening of President Donald Trump’s inauguration, Nancy Northup, president and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights, appeared on MSNBC’s For The Record with Greta to discuss the implications of the new administration’s policies on women’s health and rights. …

Oklahoma House Committee Advances Measure Requiring “Father’s Consent” Before Woman Can Obtain Safe, Legal Abortion

(MEDIA ADVISORY)  The Oklahoma House Committee on Public Health advanced a bill today which would ban a woman from obtaining abortion care in Oklahoma unless the “father of the fetus” provides his “informed written consent.”  The sponsor of the measure was

Report: The Undue Burden Standard after Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt

The Supreme Court delivered a landmark victory in Whole Woman’s Health v…

Salvadoran Woman Wrongfully Imprisoned Shares Her Story with U.N. Committee

(PRESS RELEASE) A Salvadoran woman who was wrongfully imprisoned after an obstetric emergency and later absolved and released in 2015 spoke to a United Nations committee about the mistreatment of pregnant women in El Salvador and the human rights abuses resulting from the country’s…

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. …

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…