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Center for Reproductive Rights Submits Amicus Brief Supporting ACLU’s Challenge to Alabama Abortion Ban

(MEDIA ADVISORY) The Center for Reproductive Rights yesterday filed an amicus brief in the U.S…

Trump To Appoint Anti-Choice Activist to Head Nation’s Family Planning Program

(PRESS RELEASE) President Donald Trump today indicated he will appoint anti-choice activist Teresa Manning to serve as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Population Affairs at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).  In this role, Manning will oversee the $286 million

Center for Reproductive Rights Statement on Trump’s Appointment of Extreme Anti-Choice Activist Charmaine Yoest as Assistant Secretary of Public Affairs at HHS

(PRESS RELEASE) President Donald Trump today announced his appointment of Charmaine Yoest  to serve as the Assistant Secretary of Public Affairs at the Department of Health and Human Services.  Yoest—who previously served as president and CEO of Americans United for Life—is a…

Federal District Court Permanently Blocks Louisiana’s Texas-style Clinic Shutdown Law

(PRESS RELEASE) A federal district court permanently blocked Louisiana’s Texas-style clinic shutdown law today, specifically citing the Supreme Court’s recent historic

Center for Reproductive Rights Calls on Montana Governor Steve Bullock to Veto Cruel and Unconstitutional Abortion Ban

(MEDIA ADVISORY) The Center for Reproductive Rights called on Montana Governor Steve Bullock today to veto SB 329, a clearly unconstitutional measure which would ban a woman from receiving safe and legal abortion care after 20 weeks of pregnancy except in narrow circumstances…

Congressman Don Beyer to Speak Out in Support of Federal Women’s Health Protection Act at Community Event in Virginia

(MEDIA ADVISORY) Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA-8) will join community leaders, women’s health advocates, and other elected officials tomorrow in Arlington, Virginia to call for the passage of the Women’s Health Protection Act--federal legislation…

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…