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Senate Republicans Unveil Dangerous Health Care Bill Which Robs Millions of Health Care, Withholds Abortion Coverage for Virtually All Women in the United States

(PRESS RELEASE) Senate Republicans today unveiled their health care bill that dismantles the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and pushes health care out of reach for millions of people. …

Trump Budget Cuts Harm Black Women and Kids Most

In another blow by the Trump administration, proposed cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency would disproportionately affect low-income families, especially black women and their children.

Expanded Global Gag Rule Is More Dangerous Than Ever

In a reckless move that will have life-threatening consequences for women around the world, President Donald Trump has released details about his expanded Global Gag Rule, which virtually restricts all global health assistance provided by the U.S. federal government…

Center for Reproductive Rights Statement on Leaked Trump Plan to Restrict Women’s Access to Contraception

(PRESS RELEASE) The Center for Reproductive Rights issued the following statement after news outlets reported that the Trump administration is planning to issue an interim final rule…

Center for Reproductive Rights Calls President Trump’s Budget “Cruel and Short-Sighted”

(MEDIA ADVISORY)  The Center for Reproductive Rights issued the following statement after President Donald Trump unveiled his proposed FY 2018 budget earlier today. …

Trump Administration Expands Global Gag Rule

(PRESS RELEASE) The Trump Administration released guidance on a policy that restricts access to safe abortion services and information for women worldwide. …

Trump’s Global Gag Endangers Women Worldwide

In one of his first acts as president, Donald Trump reinstated the Global Gag Rule, a destructive policy that prohibits overseas nongovernmental organizations from providing, or even mentioning, safe abortion services…

House Passes Dangerous Bill to Repeal the Affordable Care Act and Gut Women’s Health Care

(PRESS RELEASE)  By a narrow margin of 217-213, the U.S…

Trump To Appoint Anti-Choice Activist to Head Nation’s Family Planning Program

(PRESS RELEASE) President Donald Trump today indicated he will appoint anti-choice activist Teresa Manning to serve as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Population Affairs at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).  In this role, Manning will oversee the $286 million

Center for Reproductive Rights Statement on Trump’s Appointment of Extreme Anti-Choice Activist Charmaine Yoest as Assistant Secretary of Public Affairs at HHS

(PRESS RELEASE) President Donald Trump today announced his appointment of Charmaine Yoest  to serve as the Assistant Secretary of Public Affairs at the Department of Health and Human Services.  Yoest—who previously served as president and CEO of Americans United for Life—is a…

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…