Abortion

Senate Rejects Unconstitutional Nationwide Abortion Ban at 20 Weeks

(PRESS RELEASE) — Today, the Senate rejected an unconstitutional federal ban on abortions at 20 weeks…

Federal District Court Continues to Block Unconstitutional Texas Abortion Restrictions

(PRESS RELEASE) A federal district court today blocked a Texas measure requiring health care providers to bury or cremate embryonic or fetal…

Center for Reproductive Rights Statement on Cecile Richards

Nancy Northup, President and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights, released the following statement on fellow reproductive rights leader Cecile Richards, after Richards announced she will be stepping down from Planned Parenthood…

Center for Reproductive Rights, National Women’s Law Center, File Freedom of Information Act Request to Investigate HHS Division Devoted to Promoting Health Care Discrimination

– (PRESS RELEASE) The Center for Reproductive Rights and the National Women’s Law Center filed today a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

Senate to Consider Unconstitutional Nationwide Abortion Ban at 20 Weeks

(PRESS RELEASE) — As the government returns to work following a three-day shutdown amid uncertainty about how to keep the government funded past February 8, the Senate has instead decided to prioritize consideration of an unconstitutional nationwide ban on abortion at 20 weeks…

Whelan v. Ireland: Ireland Must Reform its Abortion Law to Prevent Violations of Women's Human Rights

In June 2017, the United Nations Human Rights Committee ruled for the second time that by prohibiting and criminalizing abortion, Ireland violated a woman’s fundamental human rights. In the case of Whelan v. Ireland, the Committee held that by prohibiting Ms…

One Year Since Reinstatement, Global Gag Rule Has Devastating Impact on Women’s Health and Human Rights Worldwide

(PRESS RELEASE) One year ago today, as one of his first acts as president, Donald Trump imposed a sweeping policy restricting access to safe abortion services…

Center for Reproductive Rights and We Testify Debut Video Series Commemorating 45th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

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 Center for Reproductive Rights Denounces Arrest of Pregnant Schoolgirls in Tanzania

(PRESS RELEASE) Five schoolgirls who became pregnant and their parents were arrested last week following a local government directive, despite no laws forbidding teenagers from becoming pregnant. Everyone was later released on bail…

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…