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Tell the Trump Administration: Don't restrict access to birth control

Access to birth control should never depend on your income, job, university, or employer's opinions.

That’s why we submitted a complaint in federal court taking on the Trump administration’s new rules limiting access to birth control…

Center for Reproductive Rights to Fight Back in Court After Trump Administration Guts Women’s Access to Birth Control

(PRESS RELEASE) The Trump administration today issued interim final rules which could restrict access to birth control for hundreds of thousands of women…

U.S. House of Representatives Passes Unconstitutional Nationwide Ban on Abortion at 20 Weeks

(PRESS RELEASE)—Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 36, an unconstitutional nationwide ban on abortion at 20 weeks, prohibiting safe and legal abortion without regard for the health of the woman…

Center for Reproductive Rights President & CEO Nancy Northup: Statement on HHS Secretary Price’s Resignation

Today, Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Tom Price – who packed the agency with anti-abortion extremists to chip away at women’s healthcare rights and access from within – resigned from his post amidst a controversy involving the improper use of taxpayer dollars…

Center for Reproductive Rights Warns Graham-Cassidy Imperils Women’s Health Care

(PRESS RELEASE)—Today the Senate Finance Committee held the first and only public hearing on the Graham-Cassidy proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which would deal a particularly devastating blow to women’s health care…

Graham-Cassidy Health Care Bill Threatens To Decimate Women’s Health Care

(PRESS RELEASE) The Graham-Cassidy health care bill, like previous iterations of efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), would have devastating impacts on women’s health…

Center For Reproductive Rights President & CEO Nancy Northup: Statement on Decision to Rescind DACA

Statement of Nancy Northup, President and CEO, Center for Reproductive Rights:…

Our Work in Focus

The new federal requirement that private health insurance cover the cost of birth control has generated much heated controversy these last few weeks: Congressional hearings, proposed legislation to unwind it, multiple legal actions…
Put 2012 against any year since the U.S. Supreme Court decided Roe v. Wade, in 1973, and you would be hard pressed to find a period that offered as many highs and lows as the past 12 months. Let's start with the highlights…