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Center for Reproductive Rights Statement on the Inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States

(PRESS RELEASE) The Center for Reproductive Rights today called on incoming President Donald Trump to reject the extreme and divisive positions on women’s reproductive rights expressed during his campaign and reassure American women that their constitutional and human rights will be…

Center for Reproductive Rights Joins Historic Women’s March

(PRESS RELEASE)The Center for Reproductive Rights will join over 150 organizations on January 21, 2017 at the historic Women’s March in Washington, D.C. …

Center for Reproductive Rights Statement on Election of Donald Trump as 45th President of the United States

(PRESS RELEASE) Today the Center for Reproductive Rights called on president-elect Trump to reject the extreme and divisive positions taken during his campaign and reassure American women that their fundamental constitutional and human rights will be respected and protected during his…

Oklahoma Supreme Court Permanently Blocks State Law Criminalizing Women’s Health Care Providers

(PRESS RELEASE) The Oklahoma Supreme Court today permanently blocked an omnibus measure that targeted women’s health care providers with onerous criminal…

As the Hyde Amendment Turns Forty, Center for Reproductive Rights Continues to Call for Repeal

(PRESS RELEASE) Just three months after successfully challenging a sweeping Texas law designed to shut down most of the…

States Continue to Defend Unconstitutional Clinic Shutdown Laws in Spite of Supreme Court Ruling

(MEDIA ADVISORY) Earlier this week the Center for Reproductive Rights requested a federal district court permanently block Louisiana’s Texas-…

House Judiciary Subcommittee Holds Hearing Targeting Low-Income Women’s Access to Safe, Legal Abortion

(PRESS RELEASE) Despite facing a host of other issues related to access to critical health care services, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice earlier today held a hearing which focused on two measures further restricting access to safe and legal…

Sia, Jessica Williams, Leslie Jones, and more, to perform in All Access concert supporting abortion access for all

(PRESS RELEASE) On September 10, 2016, the nation’s leading reproductive health, rights, and justice organizations will host free music and cultural events that shine a light on the majority of Americans who support abortion rights and show how access to abortion benefits women, their…

A Punishing Year

(Updated 8.4.16) More than a dozen abortion restrictions have been introduced so far this legislative session in Louisiana. The governor recently signed one of them into law, tripling the state’s 24-hour mandatory waiting period to 72 hours…

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…