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When our client Teodora del Carmen Vásquez discovered she was pregnant, she was thrilled. Not only would she be expanding her family, but she would be giving her only son a brother. It was joyous news—that is, until things went terribly wrong…

Trump Administration Guts Funding to United Nations Population Fund

(PRESS RELEASE) This week the U.S.

Trump Policies Put Women’s Futures at Risk

On the evening of President Donald Trump’s inauguration, Nancy Northup, president and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights, appeared on MSNBC’s For The Record with Greta to discuss the implications of the new administration’s policies on women’s health and rights. …

Center for Reproductive Rights Calls on Texas to Abandon Latest Unconstitutional Attempt to Restrict Safe, Legal Abortion

(MEDIA ADVISORY) The Center for Reproductive Rights has submitted comments to the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) in response to the Abbott administration’s latest…

Alaska Supreme Court Overturns Parental Notice Law

(PRESS RELEASE) Today, the Alaska Supreme Court found unconstitutional (PDF) a law requiring physicians to notify a parent, guardian, or custodian of a minor seeking…

Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest v. State of Alaska: Alaska Supreme Court Appeal Brief

Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest v. State of Alaska: Alaska Supreme Court Appeal Brief…

Reproductive Rights: A Tool for Monitoring State Obligations

The Monitoring Tool provides a means to monitor the implementation of specific State obligations in the field of reproductive rights…

Montana Parental Notification Endangers Teens

Today, the Center released a statement opposing Montana Legislative Referendum 120, which would put young women already faced with difficult or dangerous family situations at even more risk. We urge Montana voters to vote No on LR 120 on Election Day, November 6, 2012. …

Spain’s Pro-Choice Backlash

Spain's newly elected conservative government is trying to roll back the country's abortion laws, and Spaniards are not happy about it…

Our Work in Focus

Young women face particular obstacles to accessing reproductive health services and information…
In their efforts to make abortion inaccessible to as many women as possible, anti-choice forces have focused on burdening minors' access to abortion…