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Center for Reproductive Rights Statement on Trump’s Appointment of Extreme Anti-Choice Activist Charmaine Yoest as Assistant Secretary of Public Affairs at HHS

(PRESS RELEASE) President Donald Trump today announced his appointment of Charmaine Yoest  to serve as the Assistant Secretary of Public Affairs at the Department of Health and Human Services.  Yoest—who previously served as president and CEO of Americans United for Life—is a…

Federal District Court Permanently Blocks Louisiana’s Texas-style Clinic Shutdown Law

(PRESS RELEASE) A federal district court permanently blocked Louisiana’s Texas-style clinic shutdown law today, specifically citing the Supreme Court’s recent historic

Center for Reproductive Rights Calls on Montana Governor Steve Bullock to Veto Cruel and Unconstitutional Abortion Ban

(MEDIA ADVISORY) The Center for Reproductive Rights called on Montana Governor Steve Bullock today to veto SB 329, a clearly unconstitutional measure which would ban a woman from receiving safe and legal abortion care after 20 weeks of pregnancy except in narrow circumstances…

Congressman Don Beyer to Speak Out in Support of Federal Women’s Health Protection Act at Community Event in Virginia

(MEDIA ADVISORY) Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA-8) will join community leaders, women’s health advocates, and other elected officials tomorrow in Arlington, Virginia to call for the passage of the Women’s Health Protection Act--federal legislation…

Federal Court Permanently Blocks Clinic Shutdown Laws in Tennessee

A federal district court permanently blocked two of Tennessee’s Texas-style clinic shutdown laws today after the state dropped their defense of the measures,…

U.S. Senate Votes to Reverse Obama Administration Rule Protecting Women’s Access to Basic Health Care

(PRESS RELEASE)  By a vote of 51-50—with Vice President Mike Pence breaking the tie--the U.S.

Our Work in Focus

There was a time not long ago when those of us dedicated to protecting reproductive freedom viewed the surge in attacks of 2011 as an aberration, an extreme political reaction…
Every year, anti-choice state legislators propose hundreds of measures intended to erode women’s rights to abortion and reproductive health care…
What’s the worst thing about bad ideas? They’re catching…
In the United States, state legislatures wield enormous power to control women’s access to abortion and other reproductive healthcare services. Each year, anti-choice state legislators propose measures intended to restrict women’s access to abortion, including mandatory delays, biased counseling provisions and other burdensome and unnecessary requirements. Hundreds of anti-choice bills are proposed annually and dozens of restrictive laws are passed, making it increasingly difficult for women in many states to access abortion…