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A First Look Back at the 2010 State Legislative Session

Every year, anti-choice state legislators propose measures intended to restrict women's access to abortion, including mandatory delays, biased counseling provisions and other burdensome and unnecessary requirements. On average, more than six hundred bills are proposed annually and dozens are passed, making it increasingly difficult for women in many states to access abortion

Louisiana Abortion Providers Challenge New Ultrasound and Malpractice Law

(PRESS RELEASE) Today, the Center for Reproductive Rights filed a federal challenge against two abortion restrictions recently passed by the Louisiana state legislature…

Crisis Pregnancy Centers: Denying Women Accurate Information About Pregnancy Options

Anti-choice groups have set up facilities all over the country with names like "crisis pregnancy centers" (CPCs), "pregnancy resource centers," or "pregnancy help centers." These facilities do not offer abortions, abortion referrals, or unbiased options counseling. Instead they offer free "counseling," pregnancy tests, or ultrasounds in order to use a variety of means to convince women not to have abortions. …

Washington Post: Should church control health care?

Opinion pages of U.S. newspapers lambasted a decision by St. Joseph's Hospital, a Catholic institution in Phoenix, over the excommunication and demotion of a nun…

Florida Governor Crist Vetoes Abortion Bill

(PRESS RELEASE) This afternoon, Florida Governor Charlie Crist vetoed an anti-abortion bill that included one of the most extreme ultrasound requirements in the country and would have imposed a discriminatory public health policy that reduced women's access to essential…

Veto Letter to FL Governor Crist: Legislative Bill 1143

Dear Governor Crist,…

O'Brien v. Mayor and City Council of Baltimore: Memo in Support of Motion to Dismiss

The Center for Reproductive Rights has joined the City of Baltimore to defend a first-in-the-nation ordinance that demands truth in advertising from limited-service pregnancy centers…

O'Brien v. Mayor and City Council of Baltimore: Motion to Dismiss

The Center for Reproductive Rights has joined the City of Baltimore to defend a first-in-the-nation ordinance that demands truth in advertising from limited-service pregnancy centers…

O'Brien v. Mayor and City Council of Baltimore: Complaint

The Center for Reproductive Rights has joined the City of Baltimore to defend a first-in-the-nation ordinance that demands truth in advertising from limited-service pregnancy centers…

Center Demands Truth in Advertising from CPCs

The Center for Reproductive Rights has joined the City of Baltimore to defend a first-in-the-nation ordinance that demands truth in advertising from limited-service pregnancy centers. Those centers, also known as crisis pregnancy centers, are non-medical facilities that counsel pregnant women against using abortion and birth control services. Often, they advertise themselves as abortion or family planning clinics to lure women seeking those services to their facilities…

Our Work in Focus

The Monitoring Tool provides a means to monitor the implementation of specific State obligations in the field of reproductive rights…
The Center for Reproductive Rights has embarked on a series of new projects in Uganda as part of its wider work in the African region…
Biased counseling laws, on the books in many states, require woman seeking an abortion to receive information dictated by the state prior to undergoing the procedure…