Safe & Healthy Pregnancy

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…

Center for Reproductive Rights Statement on Congressional Proposal to Repeal the Affordable Care Act

“Repealing the Affordable Care Act would decimate access to health care for millions of people and unravel one of the greatest advancements for women’s health" said Nancy Northup, President and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights.  "This latest proposal targets women’s access to…

U.N. Committee: El Salvador Must Repeal Total Abortion Ban

(PRESS RELEASE) El Salvador should repeal its total abortion ban and pass a law that decriminalizes abortion in limited circumstances, according to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). …

Texas Appeals Federal Court Order Blocking Unconstitutional Restrictions on Miscarriage and Abortion Care

(MEDIA ADVISORY) The state of Texas late yesterday appealed a federal district court ruling secured by the Center for Reproductive Rights that

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…