Funding for Reproductive Healthcare

New Health and Human Rights Teaching Resource

We are very excited to report the launch of the Health and Human Rights Syllabus Database. Compiled by the Program on Global Health & Human Rights, Institute for Global Health at the University of Southern California, the database includes dozens of syllabi from universities around…

Annual Report 2013

The Center’s 2013 Annual Report documents a year of accomplishments and advances across the globe that will change the lives of millions.

Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest in Court to Protect Abortion Access for Low Income Women in Alaska

(PRESS RELEASE) Today Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest, represented by the Center for Reproductive Rights, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU),  Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and Susan Orlansky of Anchorage, filed a lawsuit in Alaska Superior Court challenging…

Federal Court Permanently Strikes Down Coercive North Carolina Ultrasound Law as Unconstitutional

(PRESS RELEASE) A federal court today permanently blocked a 2011 North Carolina law that would have forced women to undergo a narrated…

New Interactive Maps Detail Devastating Impact of Anti-Choice Legislation on Women Across the United States

(PRESS RELEASE) Politicians in nearly every single state attempted to restrict women’s access to their constitutionally protected right to abortion in 2013—considering nearly 250 pieces of anti-choice legislation, according to a new report out today by the Center for Reproductive…

Supreme Court Considers Massachusetts Law Securing Women’s Safe Entrance into Reproductive Health Care Facilities

(PRESS RELEASE) The US Supreme Court will hear arguments today about a Massachusetts state law requiring a “buffer zone” around abortion clinics in an effort to secure women’s safe passage into reproductive health care facilities. …

Supreme Court Refuses to Review Arizona Abortion Ban

(PRESS RELEASE) The United States Supreme Court today refused to review an Arizona law which would have banned all abortions at 20 weeks—allowing a ruling from an appellate court striking the measure as unconstitutional to stand…

House Subcommittee to Hear Testimony on Latest Attack on Reproductive Health Care Coverage

(PRESS RELEASE) Today the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice of the House Judiciary Committee will hear testimony on HR 7, the so-called “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act,” the true purpose of which is to deny insurance coverage of abortion care to millions of women in…

A Human Rights Crisis

Ida was getting “desperate.” The mother of two had received a year’s supply of contraception from a family planning clinic in Texas’s Lower Rio Grande Valley before it was shuttered by reckless state budget cuts. She had only about a week’s worth left…

Fox Latino: The Choice Between Birth Control or Food on the Table: Could You Decide?

The rural community in the Texas Rio Grande Valley where Daniela lives has few options for health care. So when the mobile clinic that once visited her community stopped coming, services stopped with it…

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…