United States

Congress Urged to Lift Ban on Abortions at Military Facilities Abroad

This week, Congress is expected to vote on an amendment to the Department of Defense authorization act (HR 1588 and S 1050) that would lift a seven-year-old ban on women in the military obtaining abortions at military facilities abroad…

ACLU and Center for Reproductive Rights Ask Court to Protect the Health and Rights of a Florida Rape Victim

The American Civil Liberties Union and the Center for Reproductive Rights asked a state trial court today to block the state from appointing a guardian for the fetus of a severely disabled woman who is pregnant as a result of rape…

Women’s Access to Reproductive Health Care in Michigan no Longer at Risk After Law Suit is Settled

Michigan abortion providers have settled a lawsuit against the State to block a vague, new Michigan law that would have limited women's access to reproductive health care…

Bush Administration Urged to Implement HIV/AIDS Initiative without Strings Attached

"Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a $15 billion HIV/AIDS plan aimed at combating the AIDS pandemic internationally over the next five years. We applaud the House's decision because U.S…

Women in Indiana Forced to Make Two Trips to a Clinic in Order to Obtain an Abortion

Today, a judge denied a motion to prevent the Indiana mandatory delay law's "two-trip" requirement from taking effect, forcing women in Indiana to make two trips to their physician's office, at least 18 hours apart, in order to obtain an abortion…

License for Life?


The Washington Times, Letter to the Editor, April 14, 2003
Nancy Northup, President, Center for Reproductive Rights


To the Editor:

Center for Reproductive Rights’ Expert Simon Heller to Testify Before Congress Against Abortion Ban

On Tuesday, March 25th, Simon Heller, Of Counsel, for the Center for Reproductive Rights will testify that an abortion ban pending before the House of Representatives is unconstitutional for the same reasons that led the U.S…

Abortion Providers Challenge Michigan Law that Impairs Women’s Access to Reproductive Health Care and Threatens Providers’ Financial Stability

Today, the Center for Reproductive Rights asked a district court judge to block a Michigan law that could limit women's access to reproductive health care and put abortion

Senate Passes Unconstitutional Abortion Ban

Flouting a decision by the United States Supreme Court that found a ban on so-called "partial-birth abortion" to be unconstitutional, the U.S. Senate today passed a nearly identical version of the abortion ban (S.3) in a 65-32 vote…

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…
Across the United States, Black women die or suffer serious illness during and after childbirth in dramatically disproportionate numbers—three to four times higher—than do their white counterparts…