Engaging Policymakers

In Washington D.C.

Senate Judiciary Committee To Hear Testimony On Historic Women's Health Protection Act

(PRESS RELEASE) The United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary will hear testimony today…

United Nations Report Underscores Inequalities In Women’s Reproductive Health And Human Rights Worldwide

(PRESS RELEASE) Despite a 14-year-old international commitment to dramatically reduce maternal deaths, almost 300,000 women worldwide died in 2013 from pregnancy and childbirth related causes, according to a new United Nations report…

Federal Legislation Introduced to Restore Full Insurance Coverage of Contraceptives in Wake of Hobby Lobby

(PRESS RELEASE) Congressional leaders introduced legislation today designed to ensure that bosses cannot deny employees full coverage of contraceptives and other essential health care in company insurance

Success on the Hill

At the abortion clinic in Colorado where Klaira works, it is not at all uncommon to see out-of-state patients…

House Appropriations Committee Approves Abortion Coverage for Peace Corps Volunteers

(PRESS RELEASE) Today the House Committee on Appropriations voted to allow equal health care coverage for women in the Peace Corps seeking abortion care in cases of life endangerment, rape, and incest—a budgetary fix also adopted by the Senate that would provide Peace Corps Volunteers with…

Senate Committee Passes Appropriations Bill Promoting Equal Health Coverage for Peace Corps Volunteers

(PRESS RELEASE) Today the Senate Committee on Appropriations approved funding bills for FY15 that finally allow health care coverage for abortion services for Peace Corps volunteers in cases of life endangerment, rape, and incest—a critical fix that would ensure women in the Peace Corps…

Center for Reproductive Rights Commemorates Work and Legacy of Dr. George Tiller

(PRESS RELEASE) On the fifth anniversary of the murder of the Kansas reproductive health care provider Dr…

Oklahoma Governor Fallin Signs Law Designed to Shutter Reproductive Health Clinics

(PRESS RELEASE) Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin signed into law today Senate Bill 1848, a measure similar to others passed in Mississippi and Texas to shutter abortion clinics and make reproductive health care services more difficult to obtain…

Holy See Not Held Accountable for Its Role in Reproductive Rights Violations Worldwide

(PRESS RELEASE) Though the Holy See has a long history of interfering in women’s access to reproductive health services, including life-saving medical care, the United Nations (UN) Committee Against Torture failed to acknowledge the Vatican’s harsh policies on reproductive rights, which have…

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…