United States

Members of Congress Speak Out in Support of the Women's Health Protection Act

Since the landmark 1973 case Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court has repeatedly upheldthat abortion is a fundamental right. Two years ago today, the Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt decision reaffirmed that right…

Nancy Northup Statement on Justice Kennedy Retirement

Said Nancy Northup, President and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights:

Supreme Court Decision Awards Free Pass to Deceptive Crisis Pregnancy Centers

The Supreme Court today struck down a California law that protects women from so-called Crisis Pregnancy Centers (CPCs) by requiring them to disclose the facts about the services they provide. In a 5-4 decision in National Institute of Family and Life Advocates (NIFLA) v.

Irish 4 Reproductive Health, et al. v. United States Department of Health and Human Services, et al.

Citing flagrant defiance of federal law and the U.S.

State: 
IN
Status: 
Open
Owner: 
The Center

Letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions Re: ACA

Along with 29 other organizations, the Center urges Attorney General Jeff Sessions to reverse the Justice Department’s recent decision to not defend some provisions of the ACA, a move that could be especially harmful to women…

Falls Church Healthcare Center et al. v Norman Oliver et al.

This lawsuit seeks to overturn several core components of the longstanding, unconstitutional abortion restrictions on the books in Virginia. These laws needlessly target abortion providers and harm patients seeking abortion services by imposing burdensome and medically unnecessary requirements.

State: 
VA
Status: 
Open
Owner: 
The Center

Virginia Health Care Providers File New Lawsuit Challenging Longstanding Abortion Restrictions

(PRESS RELEASE) — Today, a group of health care providers in Virginia announced a legal challenge to protect and expand access to safe, legal abortion…

New York State Senate Passes Legislation to Improve Maternal Health Outcomes

(PRESS RELEASE) Yesterday, the New York State Senate passed a bill (S. 8907) supporting a statewide maternal mortality review board to reduce New York’s maternal mortality and morbidity rates and promote better, more equitable maternal health outcomes.  …

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…
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…