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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

Inter-American Commission On Human Rights Opens Case Involving Salvadoran Woman Wrongfully Imprisoned

(PRESS RELEASE) The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR)—a principal human rights body for the Americas—announced it will hear the case of Manuela, a Salvadoran woman wrongfully imprisoned after having an obstetric emergency who later died from untreated Hodgkins lymphoma in…

Federal Court Permanently Blocks Clinic Shutdown Laws in Tennessee

A federal district court permanently blocked two of Tennessee’s Texas-style clinic shutdown laws today after the state dropped their defense of the measures,…

Arkansas Governor Signs First of Its Kind Measure Forcing Doctors Who Provide Abortion Care to Investigate Their Patients

(PRESS RELEASE) Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson (R) today signed a measure forcing health care providers to investigate their patients before they are able to receive a safe, legal abortion.  HB 1434--

Center for Reproductive Rights Statement on Judge Neil Gorsuch’s Evasion of Questions on Roe v. Wade and Constitutional Right to Privacy

This week before the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, despite being asked repeatedly, Judge Neil Gorsuch refused to clarify whether he would uphold Roe v.

Criminalization of Abortion in the Philippines Fact Sheet

The Philippines criminalizes abortion without any clear exception. Despite the criminal abortion ban, women and girls continue to undergo abortions which are often performed under unsafe conditions and result in complications that require immediate medical treatment…

Inter-American Commission Holds Hearing On Forced Sterilization Of Chilean Woman Living With HIV

(PRESS RELEASE) Reproductive health and human rights advocates gathered in Washington D.C. for a hearing in the case of F.S., a Chilean woman living with HIV who was sterilized without her consent…

Federal District Court Permanently Blocks Mississippi’s Clinic Shutdown Law

(PRESS RELEASE) A federal district court permanently blocked Mississippi’s Texas-style clinic shutdown law today, ensuring

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…