Engaging Policymakers

One Year Since Reinstatement, Global Gag Rule Has Devastating Impact on Women’s Health and Human Rights Worldwide

(PRESS RELEASE) One year ago today, as one of his first acts as president, Donald Trump imposed a sweeping policy restricting access to safe abortion services…

Center for Reproductive Rights and We Testify Debut Video Series Commemorating 45th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

Today, the Center for Reproductive Rights, in partnership with We Testify, a program of the National Network of Abortion Funds, released a series of videos featuring women from across the country speaking out on the…

Center for Reproductive Rights Statement on First Anniversary of Historic Women’s March

(PRESS RELEASE)— Today marks the one-year anniversary of the historic Women’s March, a protest organized by women in response to the inauguration of a president openly hostile…

Center for Reproductive Rights Condemns House Passage of H.R. 4712

(PRESS RELEASE) Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R…

Trump Administration Pledges to Support Anti-Woman Policies, Rolls Out Series of Efforts to Promote Health Care Discrimination

Days before the 45th anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade, the Trump Administration doubled down on efforts to target the health and the rights of women, LGBTQ individuals, and other marginalized communities…

Trump Administration Announces HHS Division to Allow Providers to Discriminate Against Women Seeking Abortion Care

(PRESS RELEASE) Today, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a new division of HHS’s Office of Civil Rights, (OCR) which will focus exclusively on…

Center for Reproductive Rights Statement on the Senate Finance Committee’s Vote to Move Forward with Azar Nomination to HHS Secretary

(PRESS RELEASE) Today the Senate Finance Committee voted to move forward on the nomination of Alex Azar, President Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). Azar, who was nominated to fill the post vacated by Tom Price following allegations of…

Center for Reproductive Rights Denounces Trump Administration’s Push for Medicaid Work Requirements

Statement from Nancy Northup, President & CEO of Center for Reproductive Rights, criticizing the Trump Administration’s move to pave the way for states to establish first-ever work requirements for Medicaid recipients.

Statement from Center for Reproductive Rights Applauding Federal Court Decision Protecting DACA

Statement from Nancy Northup, President & CEO of Center for Reproductive Rights, applauding federal court decision protecting the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

Fact Sheet: The Global Gag Rule and Human Rights

Under the Global Gag Rule, the U.S. is turning its back on the human rights of women and girls 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…