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Louisiana Facing $4.7 Million Legal Bill as State Continues to Defend Unconstitutional Clinic Shutdown Law

(PRESS RELEASE)  The Center for Reproductive Rights yesterday filed a request for more than $4.7 million in legal fees accrued during its…

Center for Reproductive Rights Statement on President Trump’s Proposed FY 2018 budget

President Trump's proposed budget would slash health programs for the most vulnerable and gut funding for global human rights bodies--threatening the wellbeing of countless in the US and abroad," said Maya Rupert, senior director, policy & managing director, D.C…

New Report: 2016 a Pivotal Year for Women’s Reproductive Rights, with Many Battles Ahead

(PRESS RELEASE) Women across the nation saw their constitutional right to safe, legal abortion reaffirmed in 2016, yet continue to face obstacles accessing the full range of reproductive health care services and will continue to face challenges in 2017—according to a new report from the…

2016 State of the States: A Pivotal Time for Reproductive Rights

Politicians in statehouses across the country continued to attack women’s access to vital health care services in 2016, introducing more than 500 bills and enacting more than 60 new laws restricting access to reproductive health care this legislative session. 2016 State of the

Federal Court Temporarily Halts Unconstitutional Texas Abortion Restrictions After Legal Challenge from Center for Reproductive Rights

(MEDIA ADVISORY) – A federal court judge today granted a request from the Center for Reproductive Rights to halt new regulations designed to cut off access to legal abortion and shame…

Center for Reproductive Rights Sues Texas to Stop Latest Unconstitutional Abortion Restrictions

(PRESS RELEASE) Today the Center for Reproductive Rights filed new…

Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt

(REVISED 05.22.2017) The Center for Reproductive Rights 

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Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands vs. State of Alaska

(REVISED 6.12.2017) This case is a challenge to medically unnecessary Alaska restrictions, passed more than 40 years ago, that ban abortion in outpatient health centers after

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Texas Finalizes Latest Unconstitutional Effort to Restrict Safe, Legal Abortion

(MEDIA ADVISORY) -- Today the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) finalized unconstitutional new regulations…

City of Baltimore and Center for Reproductive Rights Ask Appeals Court to Uphold Common Sense Regulation of Crisis Pregnancy Centers

(PRESS RELEASE) Today the City of Baltimore, with its co-counsel the Center for Reproductive Rights, asked 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…
Human Rights defenders are the activists, including journalists, lawyers, judges, and healthcare providers, whose work allows others to exercise their human rights…