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New Directors Join Board of Center for Reproductive Rights

(PRESS RELEASE) The Center for Reproductive Rights, a global legal advocacy organization that fights to ensure reproductive rights are guaranteed in law as human rights, announced five new members of the organization’s Board of Directors…

Expanded Global Gag Rule Is More Dangerous Than Ever

In a reckless move that will have life-threatening consequences for women around the world, President Donald Trump has released details about his expanded Global Gag Rule, which virtually restricts all global health assistance provided by the U.S. federal government…

U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley Pays Lip Service To Human Rights While Trump Administration Continues To Violate Them

(PRESS RELEASE) On Tuesday Nikki Haley, United States Ambassador to the United Nations, spoke in Geneva, Switzerland, before the Human Rights Council—the principal body at the U.N. that promotes and protects human rights for all—where she declared that the United States is committed to…

Center for Reproductive Rights Vows to Fight Texas’ Latest Attempt to Restrict Abortion

(PRESS RELEASE) Texas Governor Gregg Abbott today signed SB 8--an omnibus measure which contains multiple abortion restrictions, including an unconstitutional ban on a safe, medically proven method of ending a pregnancy in the second trimester, with only a narrow exception for women…

Center for Reproductive Rights Statement on Leaked Trump Plan to Restrict Women’s Access to Contraception

(PRESS RELEASE) The Center for Reproductive Rights issued the following statement after news outlets reported that the Trump administration is planning to issue an interim final rule…

Center Calls Upon Texas Governor to Veto Unconstitutional Abortion Restrictions

(PRESS RELEASE) The Texas legislature today passed SB 8--an omnibus measure which contains multiple abortion restrictions, including an unconstitutional ban on a safe, medically proven method of ending a pregnancy in the second trimester, with only a narrow exception for women facing…

Center for Reproductive Rights Calls President Trump’s Budget “Cruel and Short-Sighted”

(MEDIA ADVISORY)  The Center for Reproductive Rights issued the following statement after President Donald Trump unveiled his proposed FY 2018 budget earlier today. …

Shifting the Frame on Disability Rights for the U.S. Reproductive Rights Movement

This paper is directed at the U.S. reproductive rights movement with the goal of encouraging a frank conversation about disability rights within our movement…

Trump Administration Expands Global Gag Rule

(PRESS RELEASE) The Trump Administration released guidance on a policy that restricts access to safe abortion services and information for women worldwide. …

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…