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Washington Acts for Women

“There are women languishing around the country who cannot speak for themselves. Women who've had services closed in their face. Poor women. College women…

Center for Reproductive Rights Statement on the Announcement of Supreme Court Nominee Merrick Garland

Said Nancy Northup, president and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights:

Center for Reproductive Rights Statement on the Announcement of Supreme Court Nominee Merrick Garland

Said Nancy Northup, president and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights:

Senate Judiciary Committee Holds Hearing To Restrict Women’s Access to Safe, Legal Abortion

(PRESS RELEASE)—Rather than fulfilling their constitutional duty to help fill the 25 current judicial vacancies in the federal court system currently in their charge, the Senate Judiciary Committee today instead held a hearing focusing on further restricting women’s constitutional right to…

Over the Counter

Savannah remembers feeling “extremely uneasy” on the first day of her first year in college—and it wasn’t as simple as freshman jitters…

31 Senators Call for Expanded Family Planning Services Worldwide in Response to the Zika Outbreak

(PRESS RELEASE) Today U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Mazie K…

Obama Budget Advances Reproductive Health at Home & Abroad, But Leaves Too Many Low-Income Women Behind

(PRESS RELEASE) President Barack Obama’s proposed FY2017 budget released yesterday includes steps toward expanding and promoting reproductive health care coverage in the U.S…

President Obama Vetoes Congressional Measure Defunding Planned Parenthood

(PRESS RELEASE) President Barack Obama today vetoed a measure that attempted to defund Planned Parenthood and repeal key pieces of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)…

U.S Senate Narrowly Passes Latest Attempt to Defund Planned Parenthood

(PRESS RELEASE) Ignoring calls from elected officials and other key leaders, the U.S…

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…