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Trump’s Global Gag Endangers Women Worldwide

In one of his first acts as president, Donald Trump reinstated the Global Gag Rule, a destructive policy that prohibits overseas nongovernmental organizations from providing, or even mentioning, safe abortion services…

Louisiana Facing $4.7 Million Legal Bill as State Continues to Defend Unconstitutional Clinic Shutdown Law

(PRESS RELEASE)  The Center for Reproductive Rights yesterday filed a request for more than $4.7 million in legal fees accrued during its…

Governors in Montana, Minnesota Veto Measures Designed to Restrict a Woman’s Access to Safe, Legal Abortion

(MEDIA ADVISORY) Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton vetoed two measures yesterday designed to restrict a woman’s access to safe and legal abortion.  The first (HB 809) would discriminate against low-income women by…

Louisiana Continues to Defend Texas-Style Clinic Shutdown Law

(MEDIA ADVISORY)  Despite last summer’s landmark decision in Whole Woman’s Health v Hellerstedt—which found two of Texas’ clinic shutdown laws unconstitutional—Louisiana continues to defend their identical clinic shutdown law. …

Center for Reproductive Rights & American Constitution Society Honor UT Austin Student Leaders

Center for Reproductive Rights & American Constitution Society Honor UT Austin Student Leaders The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy (ACS), in partnership with the Center for Reproductive Rights, will present the fifth annual American…

House Passes Dangerous Bill to Repeal the Affordable Care Act and Gut Women’s Health Care

(PRESS RELEASE)  By a narrow margin of 217-213, the U.S…

Center for Reproductive Rights Vows to Fight Back in Court After President Trump Signs Executive Order Greenlighting Discrimination Against Women

(PRESS RELEASE) President Donald Trump signed an executive order today that would grant wide exemptions to the Affordable Care Act’s preventive services guarantee, allowing employers and insurers to deny women access to birth control.  While the text of the order is not yet publicly…

Center for Reproductive Rights Submits Amicus Brief Supporting ACLU’s Challenge to Alabama Abortion Ban

(MEDIA ADVISORY) The Center for Reproductive Rights yesterday filed an amicus brief in the U.S…

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…