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U.S. House of Representatives Passes Unconstitutional Nationwide Ban on Abortion at 20 Weeks

(PRESS RELEASE)—Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 36, an unconstitutional nationwide ban on abortion at 20 weeks, prohibiting safe and legal abortion without regard for the health of the woman…

Center for Reproductive Rights President & CEO Nancy Northup: Statement on HHS Secretary Price’s Resignation

Today, Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Tom Price – who packed the agency with anti-abortion extremists to chip away at women’s healthcare rights and access from within – resigned from his post amidst a controversy involving the improper use of taxpayer dollars…

Center for Reproductive Rights Warns Graham-Cassidy Imperils Women’s Health Care

(PRESS RELEASE)—Today the Senate Finance Committee held the first and only public hearing on the Graham-Cassidy proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which would deal a particularly devastating blow to women’s health care…

Graham-Cassidy Health Care Bill Threatens To Decimate Women’s Health Care

(PRESS RELEASE) The Graham-Cassidy health care bill, like previous iterations of efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), would have devastating impacts on women’s health…

Center For Reproductive Rights President & CEO Nancy Northup: Statement on Decision to Rescind DACA

Statement of Nancy Northup, President and CEO, Center for Reproductive Rights:…

Senate Votes Against ‘Skinny Repeal’ Bill and Gutting Women’s Health Care

(PRESS RELEASE)—Last night, the United States Senate voted against a ‘skinny repeal’ bill that would have rolled back aspects of the Affordable Care Act and defunded Planned Parenthood, decimating women’s health care access and affordability while kicking 15 million off their health care…

Senate’s ‘Skinny Repeal’ Proposal Another Dangerous Attempt to Unravel Health Care for Millions of American Women

(PRESS RELEASE)—The Senate this week plans to once again take up legislation that would kick millions of Americans off their health care over the next decade and would decimate access to essential services for American women and send the insurance market into a death spiral…

Senate Votes to Advance Debate on Measures to Repeal ACA with Devastating Impact for Women’s Health Care

(PRESS RELEASE)—Today, the United States Senate voted in favor of advancing  debate on legislation that would repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA)…

Restoring Our Rights: The Women's Health Protection Act Report

Abortion rights have been under attack for years in the United States, through laws that shut down clinics, impose medically unnecessary regulations, and shame women for their decisions. The impact of abortion restrictions have very real social and economic consequences for people’s lives…

Senate Republicans Keep Up Attack on Women’s Health Care Access and Services in Latest Devastating Proposal

(PRESS RELEASE) – After pulling their initial health care proposal, Senate Republicans today introduced a revised health care bill that keeps the earlier provisions that would gut women’s access to basic health care services -- including maternity care and cancer screenings -- and…