Engaging Policymakers

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…

Deeply Flawed Tax Bill Ripping Health Care Away from Millions Heads to President’s Desk

(PRESS RELEASE) — This afternoon, Congress passed a tax bill that threatens the health and economic wellbeing of women and families across the nation…

Pennsylvania Governor Vetoes Unconstitutional Abortion Ban

(MEDIA ADVISORY) Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has vetoed an unconstitutional abortion restriction passed this month by the state House…

Hands Off Our Birth Control

On December 5, 2017, the Center for Reproductive Rights, along with more than a dozen leading reproductive and civil rights organizations, members of Congress, and allies delivered over half a million public comments on the vital impact of contraception coverage on women’s lives…

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…