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Over a Half-Million Public Comments from Across the Country Submitted Opposing Trump Administration Rules Threatening Access to Contraception

(Press Release) In a massive public comment submission effort, the Center for Reproductive Rights, along with more than a dozen leading reproductive and civil rights organizations, members of Congress, and allies delivered over a half-million public comments on behalf of…

Statement from Nancy Northup, President & CEO of Center for Reproductive Rights, on yesterday’s U.S. Supreme Court order allowing the Trump administration’s travel ban to go into effect pending the legal challenges

(PRESS RELEASE) - “We are deeply dismayed that the Supreme Court has allowed this discriminatory travel ban to take effect while the case is pending…

Center for Reproductive Rights Statement on the Commencement of Confirmation Hearings on Alex Azar as HHS Secretary

(PRESS RELEASE) Today, the Senate began its confirmation hearings on Alex Azar for Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), President Trump’s choice to fill a post vacated by Tom Price, who resigned

21 Members Of Congress Call On El Salvador To Decriminalize Abortion

(PRESS RELEASE) Today Representatives Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Norma J…

Salvadoran Woman Wrongfully Imprisoned After Miscarriage Granted Asylum

(PRESS RELEASE) This week the Swedish Migration Agency granted asylum to Maria Teresa, a Salvadoran woman wrongfully imprisoned after a miscarriage who was…

A Duty to Protect

Katia lives in El Salvador, one of several Latin American countries where the government has advised women to avoid pregnancy due to the spread of Zika virus…

Fighting Back: Reclaiming Reproductive Rights in the 113th Congress and Beyond

The 113th Congress was another busy time for extremist politicians looking to make abortion and even contraception impossible to access…

The Human Rights Committee Urges Malawi to Safeguard Sexual and Reproductive Rights

In July 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Committee (the Committee), which monitors states’ implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, released its concluding observations on Malawi, urging the government to take immediate steps to address reproductive…

Fundamentally Wrong-headed

Center for Reproductive Rights President and CEO Nancy Northup did a round of press interviews following the shocking U.S. Supreme Court decision in the case Burwell v. Hobby Lobby…

San Francisco Board of Supervisors Calls for Expanded Access to Safe, Legal Reproductive Health Care

(PRESS RELEASE) San Francisco Supervisor David Campos endorsed a municipal resolution today declaring February “Women, Girls, and Transgender Women’s Health Month,” calling for increased access to safe and legal reproductive health care, including abortion, contraception, and other…

Our Work in Focus

The right to obtain and use contraceptives is part of the fundamental right to privacy guaranteed by the United States Constitution…