Salvadoran Court Releases Woman Wrongfully Imprisoned After Stillbirth

(PRESS RELEASE) Following almost 15 years of wrongful imprisonment after suffering a stillbirth, the Salvadoran President, Salvador Sánchez Cerén, through the Ministry of Justice commuted the sentence of Maira Veronica Figueroa Marroquin and released her today…

Teodora Is Free

Our client Teodora was released from prison this month. She was unjustly imprisoned for 11 years under El Salvador’s inhumane abortion law after suffering a stillbirth.

Mississippi Lawmakers Attack Reproductive Rights with Unconstitutional 15-Week Ban

(PRESS RELEASE) Today Mississippi lawmakers sent a bill prohibiting abortion at or beyond 15 weeks to Governor Bryant, who is expected to sign it into law. HB 1510 is scheduled to go into effect immediately, and would be the nation’s earliest gestational ban in effect…

Ensuring Reproductive Rights: Reform to Address Women's and Girls' Need for Abortion After 20 Weeks in India

In May 2017, the Supreme Court of India denied a medical termination of pregnancy (MTP) to Z., a 35-year old woman from Patna, Bihar living with HIV who became pregnant as a result of rape. Z…

Trump Administration to Strip Mention of Reproductive Health and Rights in State Department Human Rights Report

In the latest move of a long string of attacks by the Trump administration on women’s health and rights, the State Department has been directed to censor mentions of women’s reproductive rights and discrimination in its annual report on human rights, according to

Freedom Denied

[UPDATE] Following 11 years of wrongful imprisonment after suffering an obstetric emergency, the Salvadoran Supreme Court of Justice (CSJ) and the Ministry of Justice and Public Safety commuted Teodora's sentence and released her today…

Breaking Ground 2018: Treaty Monitoring Bodies on Reproductive Rights

Breaking Ground 2018: Treaty Monitoring Bodies on Reproductive Rights summarizes the jurisprudence from United Nations treaty monitoring bodies (TMBs) on reproductive rights, particularly the standards on reproductive health information and contraception, maternal health care, and…

Helen Weems v State of Montana

The Center for Reproductive Rights and the American Civil Liberties Union of Montana filed a lawsuit in State District Court in Lewis and Clark County,

The Center

Our Work in Focus

Today, the Center for Reproductive Rights, in partnership with We Testify, a program of the National Network of Abortion Funds, released a series of videos featuring women from across the country speaking out on the…
The right to life is a fundamental human right, central to the enjoyment of all other human rights…
The Monitoring Tool provides a means to monitor the implementation of specific State obligations in the field of reproductive rights…