United States

Federal District Court Continues to Block Unconstitutional Texas Abortion Restrictions

(PRESS RELEASE) A federal district court today blocked a Texas measure requiring health care providers to bury or cremate embryonic or fetal…

Center for Reproductive Rights Statement on Cecile Richards

Nancy Northup, President and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights, released the following statement on fellow reproductive rights leader Cecile Richards, after Richards announced she will be stepping down from Planned Parenthood…

Center for Reproductive Rights, National Women’s Law Center, File Freedom of Information Act Request to Investigate HHS Division Devoted to Promoting Health Care Discrimination

– (PRESS RELEASE) The Center for Reproductive Rights and the National Women’s Law Center filed today a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

Senate to Consider Unconstitutional Nationwide Abortion Ban at 20 Weeks

(PRESS RELEASE) — As the government returns to work following a three-day shutdown amid uncertainty about how to keep the government funded past February 8, the Senate has instead decided to prioritize consideration of an unconstitutional nationwide ban on abortion at 20 weeks…

One Year Since Reinstatement, Global Gag Rule Has Devastating Impact on Women’s Health and Human Rights Worldwide

(PRESS RELEASE) One year ago today, as one of his first acts as president, Donald Trump imposed a sweeping policy restricting access to safe abortion services…

Center for Reproductive Rights and We Testify Debut Video Series Commemorating 45th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

Today, the Center for Reproductive Rights, in partnership with We Testify, a program of the National Network of Abortion Funds, released a series of videos featuring women from across the country speaking out on the…

Center for Reproductive Rights Statement on First Anniversary of Historic Women’s March

(PRESS RELEASE)— Today marks the one-year anniversary of the historic Women’s March, a protest organized by women in response to the inauguration of a president openly hostile…

Center for Reproductive Rights Condemns House Passage of H.R. 4712

(PRESS RELEASE) Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R…

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…