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Salvadoran Court Hearing in Case of Teodora, Woman Wrongfully Imprisoned Postponed

(PRESS RELEASE) Teodora del Carmen Vásquez was scheduled for a sentence revision hearing today after being wrongfully convicted of having an abortion and sentenced to 30 years in prison in 2007…

Texas Court Strikes Down Ban on Safest, Most Common Method of Abortion After Approximately 15 Weeks

(Press Release) Today, a federal district court judge struck down a…

Federal Court Rejects Bid to Halt Center for Reproductive Rights Lawsuit Against Louisiana Abortion Restrictions

(PRESS RELEASE) – A Louisiana federal court today rejected in large part the state’s efforts to shut down litigation brought by the Center for Reproductive Rights challenging every abortion restriction passed by the state in 2016, finding that there is sufficient basis for the…

Trial Concludes in Challenge to Texas Abortion Method Ban

(PRESS RELEASE) A trial concluded yesterday in a lawsuit brought by the Center for Reproductive Rights and Planned Parenthood, on behalf of lead plaintiff Whole Woman’s Health, Planned Parenthood affiliates in Texas, and other providers…

Sexual Violence In Latin America And The Caribbean Takes Center Stage At The Inter-American Commission On Human Rights

(PRESS RELEASE) Human rights advocates for reproductive health, child and adolescents and human rights advocates testified this week in Montevideo, Uruguay on the failure of governments to condemn sexual violence and provide access to justice for adolescents and girls…

Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Calls for Better Access to Reproductive Health Services

(PRESS RELEASE) The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR)—the principal human rights body for the Americas—released a statement that underscores how laws criminalizing abortion in all circumstances lead to human rights violations…

Nurse Acquitted in a Pregnancy Complications Case

(PRESS RELEASE) Today the Court of Appeal of Kenya acquitted Jackson Tali, a registered nurse who was arrested and sentenced to death on murder charges.

Center for Reproductive Rights Joins Black Mamas Matter Alliance and Reproductive Justice Groups in Fight for Maternal Health Care at the Fifth Circuit

(MEDIA ADVISORY) - The Center for Reproductive Rights today filed an amicus brief in a federal appeals court on behalf of the Black Mamas Matter…

Our Work in Focus

On June 27, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a historic decision striking down a Texas law designed to shut down most of the state’s abortion clinics with medically unnecessary restrictions…
Six years ago this week, the Center for Reproductive Rights won a groundbreaking victory for the women of Peru and around the world . For the first time, an international human rights body condemned a country for failing to provide abortion services that were both legal and essential to the health of a woman, violating her fundamental human rights in the process…
Every year, anti-choice state legislators propose hundreds of measures intended to erode women’s rights to abortion and reproductive health care…
The story of Polish daughter and mother P and S is deeply complicated. P, a teenager, was raped and became pregnant as a consequence. She wanted to terminate the pregnancy and had a right to under Poland's laws…