Engaging Policymakers

In the States (USA)

 

Speak Out Now Against the "Domestic Gag Rule"

In June, the Trump administration proposed a dangerous new rule that would prohibit providers that receive federal Title X family planning funds from making referrals for abortion care. The rule would also prohibit granting Title X funds to family planning…

Virginia Health Care Providers File New Lawsuit Challenging Longstanding Abortion Restrictions

(PRESS RELEASE) — Today, a group of health care providers in Virginia announced a legal challenge to protect and expand access to safe, legal abortion…

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.  …

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…

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.

Center for Reproductive Rights Condemns State Department for Dropping Reproductive Rights from Human Rights Reports

(PRESS RELEASE) Today, the Center for Reproductive Rights called on the State Department to issue complete reports after stripping reporting on women’s reproductive health and rights from its annual country reports on global human rights…

Center for Reproductive Rights Statement on Louise Slaughter

Today, U.S. Representative Louise Slaughter (D-NY), the first woman to represent Western New York in Congress and longtime abortion rights advocate, has died at the age of 88…

Mississippi Lawmakers Attack Reproductive Rights with Unconstitutional 15-Week Ban

(PRESS RELEASE) Today Mississippi lawmakers sent a bill prohibiting abortion at or beyond 15 weeks to Governor Bryant, who is expected to sign it into law. HB 1510 is scheduled to go into effect immediately, and would be the nation’s earliest gestational ban in effect…

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 Denounces Trump Administration’s Push for Medicaid Work Requirements

Statement from Nancy Northup, President & CEO of Center for Reproductive Rights, criticizing the Trump Administration’s move to pave the way for states to establish first-ever work requirements for Medicaid recipients.