The Bush Global Gag Rule: Endangering Women's Health, Free Speech and Democracy

On January 22, 2001, on his first business day in office (and the 28th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision establishing a woman's right to an abortion), President George W. Bush re-imposed the Global Gag Rule on the U.S.

Judge Enjoins Virginia’s Abortion Ban

Richmond, VA

Nepal's King Urged to Continue Commitment to Human Rights by Releasing Women Imprisoned for Abortion

New York, NY
Women’s rights groups are urging King Gyanendra of Nepal to continue his commitment to human rights by releasing women imprisoned for abortion and related charges. As is tradition, each year the King of Nepal grants amnesty to some prisoners on his birthday.

U.S. Supreme Court Reaffirms American's Right to Privacy in Landmark Case

New York, NY - In an historic decision, the U.S. Supreme Court today struck down a Texas sodomy law that singled out gay people for criminal prosecution…

Abortion Clinic asks North Dakota Supreme Court to Affirm Ruling Rejecting Abortion-Breast Cancer Scare Tactic

In an argument before the North Dakota Supreme Court on Wednesday, the Red River Women's Clinic will ask the State Supreme Court to affirm a lower court ruling rejecting the plaintiff's abortion-breast cancer…

ACLU, Center for Reproductive Rights, and Florida NOW Fight Efforts to Interfere With Care of Severely Disabled Rape Victim

The state of Florida should stop interfering with a woman's ability to make choices concerning the course of her pregnancy and medical care, said the American Civil Liberties Union, the Center for Reproductive Rights, and Florida NOW, which filed a friend-of-the-court brief in a…

Roe v. Wade and the Right to Privacy

Roe v. Wade remains a touchstone in the struggle for reproductive rights, yet many people know little about the decision aside from the fact that it "legalized abortion." For those who wish to understand the basis for the decision, the influence it has had on U.S.

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…