Center Celebrates International Women’s Day and Launch of UN Women

On March 8, the Center for Reproductive Rights joins women around the world in celebrating the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, as well as the official launch of UN Women, the newly created United Nations agency that is dedicated to advancing gender equality worldwide.

As we honor the tremendous strides women have made in the past century, we call on governments and the international community to immediately and decisively confront the obstacles that remain on the path to gender equality, including pervasive violations of women’s reproductive rights

RH Reality Check: Why the Big Disparity Between "Pro-Choice" And "Pro-Life" License Plates?

“You might have missed it over the holidays, but Virginia drivers may soon be seeing a pro-choice license plate on the road. Planned Parenthood of Virginia is now offering Virginians the chance to pre-order a specialty license plate…

Center for Reproductive Law & Policy v. Bush: Background on Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s 2002 Opinion

Federal appeals court Judge Sonia Sotomayor has been nominated by President Barack Obama to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice David Souter. Judge Sotomayor currently sits on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit…

Obama Rescinds Global Gag Rule

New York— The Center for Reproductive Rights applauds President Barack Obama's swift executive order repealing the Global Gag Rule soon after taking office…

Expanded Global Gag Rule Limits Women's Rights and Endangers Their Well-being

An expansion of the "global gag rule" or "Mexico City Policy"-a policy that denies United States development funds to organizations that perform or advocate for abortion, even with their own, non-U.S…

Myths and Realities: Debunking USAID’s Analysis of the Global Gag Rule

The global gag rule, or "Mexico City Policy," restricts foreign non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that receive U.S. family planning assistance from advocating for or providing abortion-related services, even with their own, non-U.S.

Federal Policy Agenda

Advancing What's Right for Women and the Nation

Hill v. Kemp: Complaint


The United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma…

Hill v. Kemp: Opinion of the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals


Hill v. Kemp: Opinion of the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals…

Hill v. Kemp


The Center

Our Work in Focus

On the evening of President Donald Trump’s inauguration, Nancy Northup, president and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights, appeared on MSNBC’s For The Record with Greta to discuss the implications of the new administration’s policies on women’s health and rights…
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…