Funding for Reproductive Healthcare

Public Funding

Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest v. Streur, et al.

(REVISED 11.09.2015) In 2001, the Alaska Supreme Court held that withholding state Medicaid coverage for abortions while covering all other medically necessary care, including for pregnant women, violated

The Center

House Appropriations Committee Approves Abortion Coverage for Peace Corps Volunteers

(PRESS RELEASE) Today the House Committee on Appropriations voted to allow equal health care coverage for women in the Peace Corps seeking abortion care in cases of life endangerment, rape, and incest—a budgetary fix also adopted by the Senate that would provide Peace Corps Volunteers with…

Playing Politics with Women’s Health: U.S. Senator Pits Women’s Health Protection Act Against Nationwide Abortion Ban

(PRESS RELEASE) Today Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is expected to try to force a vote on his unconstitutional, nationwide abortion ban and cynically pit this measure against the Women’s Health Protection Act (S. 1696/H.R…

Walker v. Jesson: Brief of Pro-Choice Resources as Amicus Curiae in Support of Respondent

In 2013, the Center for Reproductive Rights filed an amicus brief before the Minnesota Court of Appeals in Walker v.

Minnesota Court of Appeals Protects Insurance Coverage for Low-Income Women

(PRESS RELEASE) The Minnesota Court of Appeals today upheld a district court decision which dismissed a conservative legal group’s discriminatory efforts to end state insurance coverage of medically-necessary abortion services for low-income women in Minnesota…

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Challenges to Birth Control Benefits in Affordable Care Act

(PRESS RELEASE) The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments today in two for-profit companies’ lawsuits against the Affordable Care Act’s birth control benefit—a critical component of the health care law’s expansion of preventive health care services for all women…

Federal Court Permanently Strikes Down Arkansas 12-Week Abortion Ban as Unconstitutional

(PRESS RELEASE) A federal district judge permanently struck down an Arkansas law banning abortion at 12 weeks of pregnancy

New Federal Bill Restores Vital Health Care Services to Immigrant Women and Families

(PRESS RELEASE) Today Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NM) introduced the HEAL Immigrant Women and Families Act, a new federal bill that would reestablish health coverage options and health care services for immigrant women and their families…