Engaging Policymakers

Center for Reproductive Rights Comment on Proposed Title X Regulations

Title X is the only federal program that is exclusively dedicated to bringing reproductive health care services to over four million low-income, under- and uninsured women and men. For many women, Title X providers are their primary or only source of health care…

Speak Out Now Against the "Domestic Gag Rule"

In June, the Trump administration proposed a dangerous new rule that would prohibit providers that receive federal Title X family planning funds from making referrals for abortion care. The rule would also prohibit granting Title X funds to family planning…

Nancy Northup Op-Ed: “Personal Liberties” Beyond Abortion are Enshrined in Roe

The retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy raises serious concerns about the future of abortion access in light of President Trump’s promise to nominate Supreme Court justices who will overturn Roe v. Wade

Members of Congress Speak Out in Support of the Women's Health Protection Act

Since the landmark 1973 case Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court has repeatedly upheldthat abortion is a fundamental right. Two years ago today, the Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt decision reaffirmed that right…

Letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions Re: ACA

Along with 29 other organizations, the Center urges Attorney General Jeff Sessions to reverse the Justice Department’s recent decision to not defend some provisions of the ACA, a move that could be especially harmful to women…

Virginia Health Care Providers File New Lawsuit Challenging Longstanding Abortion Restrictions

(PRESS RELEASE) — Today, a group of health care providers in Virginia announced a legal challenge to protect and expand access to safe, legal abortion…

New York State Senate Passes Legislation to Improve Maternal Health Outcomes

(PRESS RELEASE) Yesterday, the New York State Senate passed a bill (S. 8907) supporting a statewide maternal mortality review board to reduce New York’s maternal mortality and morbidity rates and promote better, more equitable maternal health outcomes.  …

A Proactive Vision for Reproductive Health and Rights

“This year has been a battle. But not today! Today, we are going to explore strategies for a proactive agenda to secure access and services for women in our communities.” With those words, Lourdes Rivera, Senior Vice President of U.S…

UK Supreme Court Recognizes that Northern Ireland’s Abortion Ban Contravenes Human Rights Law and Requires Radical Reconsideration

(GENEVA) The Center for Reproductive Rights welcomes today’s recognition by the UK Supreme Court that Northern Ireland’s highly restrictive abortion law contravenes the European Convention on Human Rights. …

Brown Honors Nancy Northup

Brown University has awarded an honorary doctorate to Nancy Northup, President and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights, in recognition of her leadership in the fight to promote and protect reproductive rights in the U.S. and around the world…

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…