Funding for Reproductive Healthcare

Public Funding

Federal Judge in ND Blocks the Nation's Earliest and Most Extreme Abortion Ban

(PRESS RELEASE) A federal judge ruled today that North Dakota's law banning abortion as early as six weeks of pregnancy—before many women even know they are pregnant—cannot take effect while the legal challenge brought by the Center for Reproductive Rights, on behalf of the state's only…

TX Gov Signs Package of Harmful, Unconstitutional Measures to Make Abortion Practically Non-Existent

(PRESS RELEASE) Governor Rick Perry signed into law today a package of anti-choice measures aimed at restricting women's access to abortion services and regulating women's reproductive health care providers out of existence. …

Center for Reproductive Rights Calls on House Appropriations Committee to Lift Ban on D.C. Using Local Funds to Provide Abortion Coverage for Low-Income Women

(PRESS RELEASE) The Center for Reproductive Rights called on members of the House Appropriations Committee today to reject any riders to the FY14 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Bill prohibiting the District of Columbia from spending its own funds to provide…

Obama Budget Continues Discriminatory Restrictions on Abortion for Poor Women, But Takes Important Steps to Promote Equal Treatment for Peace Corps Volunteers and Women in D.C.

(PRESS RELEASE) The Center for Reproductive Rights has voiced disappointment today with President Barack Obama's proposed FY2014 budget, which retains a ban on coverage for abortion in the Medicaid program except under extremely limited circumstances, a policy also known as the Hyde…

UN Body Slams Abortion Laws

This month, the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (the Committee) condemned Hungary for two types of abortion restrictions that are on the rise both in Europe and in the US—mandatory waiting periods and biased counseling laws…

Guardian: Philippines needs resolute political support on reproductive health

Women in the Philippines have lacked autonomy over their bodies for decades…

Under Federal Attack

The most unpopular Congress in history didn't take that title by accident or through a stroke of bad luck. The 112th Congress, which came to an end just a few months ago, earned a record-setting rate of disapproval from U.S. voters because of its legislative record.   …

The Day that Will Live in Infamy

August 1, 2012: A date that will live in infamy. Or so some religious conservatives contend. Matt Smith, president of the Catholic Advocate, solemnly declared that "August first will be remembered as the day our most cherished liberty was thrown in a government dumpster and hauled away." L…

RH Reality Check: Something to Celebrate: Philadelphia Board of Health Calls for Public Funding, Insurance Coverage for Reproductive Health Care

Less than two months into 2013, state legislators around the U.S. are aggressively pursuing an anti-choice agenda that would severely undermine—and in some cases outright ban—reproductive health care services for women. …

Extremists Target Rape Exception

Just when you thought the opponents of reproductive freedom couldn't get any more radical, they outdo themselves…