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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.  …

A Proactive Vision for Reproductive Health and Rights

“This year has been a battle. But not today! Today, we are going to explore strategies for a proactive agenda to secure access and services for women in our communities.” With those words, Lourdes Rivera, Senior Vice President of U.S…

UN Special Rapporteur on Poverty Calls on U.S. to Recognize Health Care as a Human Right

(PRESS RELEASE) – The Center for Reproductive Rights echoes concerns raised by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights in his new report on poverty and human rights in the United States.  The report…

Brown Honors Nancy Northup

Brown University has awarded an honorary doctorate to Nancy Northup, President and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights, in recognition of her leadership in the fight to promote and protect reproductive rights in the U.S. and around the world…

Center for Reproductive Rights Denounces Trump Administration’s Attack on Title X Family Planning Program

(PRESS RELEASE) Today, the Center for Reproductive Rights denounced the Trump administration’s latest move to block women’s access to critical health care through a proposed rule that would prohibit granting federal Title X family planning funds to family planning providers that also perform…

Nancy Northup Discusses Proposed Title X Restrictions on The Rachel Maddow Show

Nancy Northup, President and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights, was a guest on MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Show today discussing the Trump Administration’s proposed restrictions to Title X, a federal grant program dedicated to family planning and preventive health services…

Louisiana Lawmakers Attack Reproductive Rights with Unconstitutional 15-Week Ban

(PRESS RELEASE) Louisiana is on track to adopting one of the nation’s most restrictive abortion laws—an unconstitutional ban on abortion after 15 weeks.

Incomplete Human Rights Reporting at the State Department

Nancy Northup, president and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights, called on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to reverse his predecessor’s decision to omit reproductive rights from the State Department’s annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

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…