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Obama Budget Ignores Healthcare Needs of Millions of Women, But Rejects Wasteful Abstinence-Only Funding

The Center for Reproductive Rights is deeply disappointed with President Obama's failure to strike government funding restrictions on abortion, particularly the …

Supreme Court Vacancy Provides President Opportunity to Nominate Strong Voice for Reproductive Rights

Today, news reports surfaced that Supreme Court Justice David Souter plans to retire at the end of the term in June…

Obama Administration Proposes to Repeal Bush HHS Rule in its Entirety

Today, the Obama administration officially proposed a rule to rescind the Department of Health and Human Services regulation that was issued in December under President Bush. The administration is proposing to rescind the rule in its entirety…

President Obama Moves to Rescind Bush HHS Rule

New York - Today, the Obama administration indicated that it plans to rescind a health regulation that would drastically hinder women's ability to get reproductive health services, including basic care such as …

Testimony to Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

Written Testimony of Center for Reproductive Rights and Human Rights Watch to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on the Human Rights Concerns of Abstinence-Only-Until-Marriage Programs…

Center Calls on Obama to Strike Down Hyde on Roe Anniversary

On this 2009 anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade, the Center for Reproductive Rights calls on President Barack Obama to strike the Hyde Amendment which bans funding for medically necessary abortion from his proposed budget and support its Congressional repeal.

CRR/HRW Congressional Testimony

Written Testimony of Center for Reproductive Rights and Human RightsWatch to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on the Human Rights Concerns of Abstinence-Only-Until-Marriage Programs…

A New Era for Reproductive Rights

The Center for Reproductive Rights congratulates President Barack Obama on his historic inauguration. Center President Nancy Northup issued the following statement:…

Expanded Global Gag Rule Limits Women's Rights and Endangers Their Well-being

An expansion of the "global gag rule" or "Mexico City Policy"-a policy that denies United States development funds to organizations that perform or advocate for abortion, even with their own, non-U.S…

HHS Rule Set to Go into Effect Inauguration Day

New York—Today, the Center for Reproductive Rights announced its support for three federal lawsuits filed against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)…