Funding for Reproductive Healthcare

Privatizing Women’s Reproductive Choices is a Bad Idea

"We are long past the time where we should consider abandoning the needs of women as a matter of political expediency. We cannot and should not negotiate away core rights for women, nor settle for a stigmatizing codification of the current, highly polarized abortion debate…

Obama Budget Ignores Healthcare Needs of Millions of Women (Nancy Northup’s Blog, The Huffington Post, May 7, 2009)

"President Obama's proposed 2010 budget fails to strike government funding restrictions on abortion, like the …

ICPD + 15: Commemorating Advances, Calling for Greater Accountability

The Center for Reproductive Rights commemorates the 15 year anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), celebrating advancements for women's human rights and highlighting the ICPD's role in promoting recognition of reproductive rights as…

Abortion Access: Restrictions on Public Funding and Insurance Coverage

Laws that restrict the use of public funds for abortion can create barriers to women’s abortion access that are as difficult for women to overcome as laws that directly restrict the availability of abortion.  Funding restrictions endanger women’s health and, as some state courts have held,…

Repro Rights Are Human Rights

Six months pregnant and feeling unwell, a poor woman goes to a state-run clinic in Rio de Janeiro for help—and is turned away. A week later, she is dead. Halfway around the world, in Hungary, a Roma woman is about to undergo emergency surgery because of a miscarriage. She is asked to sign a consent form for a C-section, but never told that she is also agreeing to be sterilized…

Racial Disparities in U.S. Reproductive Healthcare

The U.S. spends at least twice as much per capita on healthcare than almost every other western industrialized country.  Yet, the U.S. has some of the widest disparities in health outcomes…

Federal Policy Agenda

Advancing What's Right for Women and the Nation

U.N. Committee Finds U.S. Is Falling Short in Tackling Racism in Reproductive Health Care

NEW YORK - Today, on the eve of International Women's Day, the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination said the United States was falling short in its duty to eliminate persistent racial inequities in reproductive and sexual health care…

Center for Reproductive Rights Calls on U.S. to Keep It's Promise to Protect Reproductive Rights

Geneva - Today, the Center for Reproductive Rights urged the United States to uphold the legal pledge it made under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), an international human rights treaty established in 1966 by members of the United Nations…

U.S. Women Face Unprecedented Assault on Reproductive Rights, Center for Reproductive Rights Testifies Before Human Rights Committee

New York, NY—Today, the Center for Reproductive Rights testified before the United Nations Human Rights Committee (UNHRC), informing the panel of the U.S…

Our Work in Focus

(PRESS RELEASE) Reproductive health advocates will gather in the Rio Grande Valley today to celebrate the successes of Nuestro Texas, a…
Two years ago today, President Barack Obama signed into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act…
In 2002, abortion was decriminalized on broad grounds in Nepal…