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U.S. Senate Votes to Reverse Obama Administration Rule Protecting Women’s Access to Basic Health Care

(PRESS RELEASE)  By a vote of 51-50—with Vice President Mike Pence breaking the tie--the U.S.

Arkansas Governor Signs First of Its Kind Measure Forcing Doctors Who Provide Abortion Care to Investigate Their Patients

(PRESS RELEASE) Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson (R) today signed a measure forcing health care providers to investigate their patients before they are able to receive a safe, legal abortion.  HB 1434--

21 Members Of Congress Call On El Salvador To Decriminalize Abortion

(PRESS RELEASE) Today Representatives Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Norma J…

Salvadoran Woman Wrongfully Imprisoned After Miscarriage Granted Asylum

(PRESS RELEASE) This week the Swedish Migration Agency granted asylum to Maria Teresa, a Salvadoran woman wrongfully imprisoned after a miscarriage who was…

Standing Up for Reproductive Rights: A Look Back at the 114th Congress

Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or to lose. I am resolved that we shall win the tomorrows before us. -President Lyndon B. Johnson

Texas Senate Passes Ban on Proven, Safe Method of Abortion

(MEDIA ADVISORY)  The Texas Senate gave final approval and passed a measure today which would ban a safe, medically proven method of ending a pregnancy in the second trimester, with only a narrow exception for women facing immediate, serious medical risks…

Inter-American Commission Holds Hearing On Forced Sterilization Of Chilean Woman Living With HIV

(PRESS RELEASE) Reproductive health and human rights advocates gathered in Washington D.C. for a hearing in the case of F.S., a Chilean woman living with HIV who was sterilized without her consent…

Federal District Court Permanently Blocks Mississippi’s Clinic Shutdown Law

(PRESS RELEASE) A federal district court permanently blocked Mississippi’s Texas-style clinic shutdown law today, ensuring

Center for Reproductive Rights Statement on President Trump’s Proposed FY 2018 budget

President Trump's proposed budget would slash health programs for the most vulnerable and gut funding for global human rights bodies--threatening the wellbeing of countless in the US and abroad," said Maya Rupert, senior director, policy & managing director, D.C…

Our Work in Focus

In June 2015, the Center for Reproductive Rights partnered with SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective to host Black Mamas Matter, a cross-sectoral convening of leaders on Black maternal health…
The Monitoring Tool provides a means to monitor the implementation of specific State obligations in the field of reproductive rights…
The right to life is a fundamental human right, central to the enjoyment of all other human rights…
One year ago, the Center for Reproductive Rights and our partner, the Uganda Association of Women Lawyers (FIDA - Uganda), submitted a joint letter to the Human Rights Council (the Council), which was about to perform its Universal Periodic Review of Uganda…