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Trump Budget Cuts Harm Black Women and Kids Most

In another blow by the Trump administration, proposed cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency would disproportionately affect low-income families, especially black women and their children.

Cruel and Inhuman

Every year, as a result of Ireland’s abortion laws, thousands of women in the country must travel abroad to obtain legal abortion services…

Expanded Global Gag Rule Is More Dangerous Than Ever

In a reckless move that will have life-threatening consequences for women around the world, President Donald Trump has released details about his expanded Global Gag Rule, which virtually restricts all global health assistance provided by the U.S. federal government…

Center for Reproductive Rights Vows to Fight Texas’ Latest Attempt to Restrict Abortion

(PRESS RELEASE) Texas Governor Gregg Abbott today signed SB 8--an omnibus measure which contains multiple abortion restrictions, including an unconstitutional ban on a safe, medically proven method of ending a pregnancy in the second trimester, with only a narrow exception for women…

Dominican Republic Senate Halts Decriminalization Of Abortion

(PRESS RELEASE) Yesterday, the Dominican Republic's Senate (Congress’s upper chamber) voted against advancing a penal code that would allow women access to safe abortion services in cases of rape, incest, fetal impairment and when the life of the pregnant woman is at risk—a major blow…

Center for Reproductive Rights Statement on Leaked Trump Plan to Restrict Women’s Access to Contraception

(PRESS RELEASE) The Center for Reproductive Rights issued the following statement after news outlets reported that the Trump administration is planning to issue an interim final rule…

Center Calls Upon Texas Governor to Veto Unconstitutional Abortion Restrictions

(PRESS RELEASE) The Texas legislature today passed SB 8--an omnibus measure which contains multiple abortion restrictions, including an unconstitutional ban on a safe, medically proven method of ending a pregnancy in the second trimester, with only a narrow exception for women facing…

Inter-American Commission Holds Hearing On Chile’s Abortion Law Reform

(PRESS RELEASE) Reproductive health and human rights advocates advocated for the decriminalization of abortion before the main human rights body for the Americas today in a hearing on the status of Chile’s abortion law reform…

Center for Reproductive Rights Calls President Trump’s Budget “Cruel and Short-Sighted”

(MEDIA ADVISORY)  The Center for Reproductive Rights issued the following statement after President Donald Trump unveiled his proposed FY 2018 budget earlier today. …

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…
Every year, anti-choice state legislators propose hundreds of measures intended to erode women’s rights to abortion and reproductive health care…