Engaging Policymakers

In Washington D.C.

Federal Bill Would Ensure Military Servicewomen, Dependents Have Equal Access to Birth Control, Family Planning

(PRESS RELEASE) Today members of Congress reintroduced a federal bill that would guarantee all women who rely on the military for their health care—including active and non-active duty servicemembers and dependents—comprehensive coverage for contraceptives and family-planning counseling…

Reproductive Rights in a New Era

You’re invited to the upcoming symposium, “Reproductive Rights in a New Era: Transitioning from Casey to the 21st Century” on Friday, February 13th at Penn Law School…

Obama Budget Continues Discriminatory Abortion Coverage Restrictions for Low-Income Women, But Would Restore Limited Coverage for D.C. Women

(PRESS RELEASE) The Center for Reproductive Rights expressed disappointment today that President Barack Obama’s FY2016 budget retains a ban on abortion services for women receiving health care through the federal government by restricting Medicaid coverage for abortion in only extremely…

U.S. House Passes Bill to Deny Millions of Women Reproductive Health Care Coverage (2015)

(PRESS RELEASE) After canceling a vote originally planned for today on an unconstitutional federal abortion ban following loud opposition over the bill’s cruel, narrow exceptions, the U.S…

Pro-Choice Champions in Congress Reintroduce Historic Women’s Health Protection Act

(PRESS RELEASE) Renewing their commitment to the health and rights of women in the United States, Senators Richard Blumenthal and Tammy Baldwin and Representatives Judy Chu, Lois Frankel, and Marcia Fudge today will reintroduce the Women’s Health Protection

Helms Hurts

For Roselyn, a reproductive health care worker in Uganda—where abortion is legal in some circumstances but very difficult to access—death is an everyday part of her job due to the high incidence of unsafe abortions…

What a Sham

“Why is there an RV in our parking lot?” Amy Hagstrom Miller, owner of Whole Woman’s Health, remembers thinking one morning as she looked out the window of her Austin, Texas, clinic…

A Walk in Her Shoes

Days shy of 20 weeks pregnant, Whitney went in for a routine ultrasound and her world came to a standstill. …

Report: Dramatic Increase in Attacks on Reproductive Rights

Salon’s Jenny Kutner calls a new report released by the Guttmacher Institute charting legislative attacks on reproductive rights “foreboding.”  The report shows a…

New York Times Calls Out U.S. on Blanket Abortion Bans

In a recent opinion piece, the New York Times praises a new policy—passed in December as part of the federal spending bill—that will ease the longstanding and inhumane blanket ban on…