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Virginia District Court Rejects Bid to Halt Lawsuit Against the Commonwealth’s Longstanding Abortion Restrictions

(PRESS RELEASE) A Virginia federal court today rejected the Commonwealth’s efforts to shut down litigation brought by a group of…

Center for Reproductive Rights Statement on Third Sexual Assault Report Against Judge Brett Kavanaugh

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

The Center for Reproductive Rights Sues the Department of State over Deletion of Reproductive Rights from the Annual Human Rights Reports

(PRESS RELEASE) The Center for Reproductive Rights has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Department of State (DOS) for refusing to release records related to the deletion of the reproductive rights subsection from DOS’s 2017 Country Reports on…

Council of Europe Decision Calls on Poland to Immediately Grant Women Access to Legal Abortion Care and Services

(09.21.2018) GENEVA -- The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe today called on

Day 3: Leaked Email Reveals Judge Kavanaugh’s Views on Roe and “Precedent”

Today was the last chance for the Senate and the American public to hear Judge Brett Kavanaugh's views on the constitutional right to abortion—yet he continued to refuse to answer questions about how he views the merits of landmark Supreme Court decisions on abortion…

Hearing Recap: Judge Kavanaugh’s Testimony Confirms Hostile Record and Philosophy on Reproductive Rights

During his confirmation hearing, Judge Brett Kavanaugh faced extensive questioning about his views on reproductive rights…

Joint Declaration: Stop the "Law for the Protection of Life and Family" Bill in Guatemala

Defenders of sexual and reproductive rights in Latin America and the Caribbean 

Day 2: Judge Brett Kavanaugh Skirts Questions on Abortion

Judge Brett Kavanaugh, on the second day of his confirmation hearing, repeatedly refused to answer questions about whether important cases on reproductive rights were correctly decided by the U.S. Supreme Court…

Our Work in Focus

There was a time not long ago when those of us dedicated to protecting reproductive freedom viewed the surge in attacks of 2011 as an aberration, an extreme political reaction…
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…
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…