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State District Court Permanently Blocks Oklahoma Restrictions on Medication Abortion Due to Legal Challenge from Center for Reproductive Rights

A state district court today permanently blocked  a 2014 Oklahoma measure that restricts a woman’s access to medication abortion—a non-surgical method of ending an pregnancy…

Center for Reproductive Rights to Fight Back in Court After Trump Administration Guts Women’s Access to Birth Control

(PRESS RELEASE) The Trump administration today issued interim final rules which could restrict access to birth control for hundreds of thousands of women…

U.S. House of Representatives Passes Unconstitutional Nationwide Ban on Abortion at 20 Weeks

(PRESS RELEASE)—Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 36, an unconstitutional nationwide ban on abortion at 20 weeks, prohibiting safe and legal abortion without regard for the health of the woman…

Center for Reproductive Rights President & CEO Nancy Northup: Statement on HHS Secretary Price’s Resignation

Today, Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Tom Price – who packed the agency with anti-abortion extremists to chip away at women’s healthcare rights and access from within – resigned from his post amidst a controversy involving the improper use of taxpayer dollars…

Testimony of the Center for Reproductive Rights on the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson Proposal

The Center for Reproductive Rights respectfully submits the following testimony to the U.S.
Senate Committee on Finance in strong opposition to the Graham-Cassidy-HellerJohnson
proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act and reform health care…

Center for Reproductive Rights Warns Graham-Cassidy Imperils Women’s Health Care

(PRESS RELEASE)—Today the Senate Finance Committee held the first and only public hearing on the Graham-Cassidy proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which would deal a particularly devastating blow to women’s health care…

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…
(PRESS RELEASE) Women in Texas and across the country continue to face discrimination and extreme barriers to basic health care services like abortion—according to independent experts from the United Nations (U.N.) Working Group on Discrimination against Women in Law and in Practice…
With the recent clinic attack in Colorado, repeated congressional efforts to defund Planned Parenthood, and an upcoming abortion rights battle at the U.S. Supreme Court, the assault on women’s reproductive health care has become impossible to ignore…