Funding for Reproductive Healthcare

New Lawsuit Challenges Arizona’s Unconstitutional Restrictions on Non-Surgical Abortion

(PRESS RELEASE) Women’s health care providers filed a federal lawsuit late yesterday challenging Arizona’s unconstitutional restrictions on a non-surgical method of ending a pregnancy in its earliest stages using medication—restrictions that at best would make it harder, more dangerous, and…

Obama Budget Calls for Expanded Abortion Coverage for D.C. Women and Peace Corps Volunteers, but Still Leaves Millions of Low-Income Women Behind

(PRESS RELEASE) President Barack Obama's proposed FY2015 budget released today shows mixed support for equal health care coverage for women who need affordable, medically necessary abortion services. …

Downton Abbey & Black History Month

Great piece over the weekend from Talking Points Memo writer Nicole Beisel. Beisel takes a look at a recent storyline on the popular television show “Downton Abbey” when one of the characters Lady Edith Crawley seeks an illegal abortion…

Harmful Alaska regulation that discriminates against low-income women temporarily blocked

(PRESS RELEASE) An Alaska Superior Court has extended the Temporary Restraining Order which temporarily blocks a harmful regulation that could…

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. …

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…