Safe & Healthy Pregnancy

President Trump Signs Measure Reversing Obama Era Rule Protecting Women’s Access to Basic Health Care

(PRESS RELEASE)  President Trump today signed a measure which rescinds an Obama-era rule protecting health care for patients who rely on federal…

Trump Administration Guts Funding to United Nations Population Fund

(PRESS RELEASE) This week the U.S.

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

Our Work in Focus

(Revised 05.08.18) The Center originally published this toolkit in 2016. Since then, our collaborators have taken the movement for Black maternal health, rights, and justice to new levels…
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…