Engaging Policymakers

In Washington D.C.

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…

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

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

Government of Ecuador Absent at Inter-American Commission Hearing on Sexual Violence in Schools

(PRESS RELEASE) The Ecuadorian government remains silent on endemic sexual violence in schools, failing to attend a hearing this week in Washington D.C…

Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Holds Hearing On Wrongful Imprisonment of Salvadoran Women Who Miscarry

(PRESS RELEASE) Reproductive rights advocates testified today in Washington, D.C…

A Voting Rights Act for Reproductive Rights?

The following article was written by Nancy Northup, President and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights, as part of the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law's publication titled "Legal Change: Lessons from America’s Social Movements," in celebration of the Brennan…