Abortion

Legal Restrictions

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. …

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

The year 2016 was a historic one. The Center's legal victories brought us closer to our vision of a world where women have the reproductive autonomy to fulfill their destinies. We won the most significant abortion rights case in a generation before the U.S…

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…