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Center for Reproductive Rights Statement on Judge Neil Gorsuch’s Evasion of Questions on Roe v. Wade and Constitutional Right to Privacy

This week before the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, despite being asked repeatedly, Judge Neil Gorsuch refused to clarify whether he would uphold Roe v.

Standing Up for Reproductive Rights: A Look Back at the 114th Congress

Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or to lose. I am resolved that we shall win the tomorrows before us. -President Lyndon B. Johnson

Inter-American Commission Holds Hearing On Forced Sterilization Of Chilean Woman Living With HIV

(PRESS RELEASE) Reproductive health and human rights advocates gathered in Washington D.C. for a hearing in the case of F.S., a Chilean woman living with HIV who was sterilized without her consent…

Center for Reproductive Rights Statement on President Trump’s Proposed FY 2018 budget

President Trump's proposed budget would slash health programs for the most vulnerable and gut funding for global human rights bodies--threatening the wellbeing of countless in the US and abroad," said Maya Rupert, senior director, policy & managing director, D.C…

Women Lawyers Express Concern Over Trump's Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch

(MEDIA ADVISORY) Please be advised that 72 of the individual women lawyers who spoke about the importance of abortion access in their lives and careers during the…

Center for Reproductive Rights Statement on Congressional Proposal to Repeal the Affordable Care Act

“Repealing the Affordable Care Act would decimate access to health care for millions of people and unravel one of the greatest advancements for women’s health" said Nancy Northup, President and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights.  "This latest proposal targets women’s access to…

Women’s Health Champions in Congress Reintroduce Historic Women’s Health Protection Act

(PRESS RELEASE) Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Representatives Judy Chu (D-CA), Marcia Fudge (D-OH) and Lois Frankel (D-FL) today reintroduced the historic Women’s Health

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…