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Salvadoran Teenager Wrongfully Sentenced To 30 Years In Prison For Experiencing Pregnancy Complications

(PRESS RELEASE) This week a nineteen-year old Salvadoran rape survivor who became pregnant and suffered a stillbirth was sentenced to 30 years in prison on charges of aggravated homicide. …

June Medical Services v. Gee

(REVISED 7.12.2017) The Center for Reproductive Rights filed a new lawsuit against the state of Louisiana’s

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Center for Reproductive Rights, ACLU File New Lawsuit Challenging Four Abortion Restrictions Passed in Arkansas This Year

(PRESS RELEASE) The Center for Reproductive Rights, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and the ACLU of Arkansas filed a new lawsuit in federal district court…

Frederick W. Hopkins, M.D., M.P.H. v. Larry Jegley, et al.

This case, filed on behalf of a woman’s health care provider in federal district court by the Center for Reproductive Rights, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and the ACLU of Arkansas, is a challenge to four abortion restrictions passed in Arkansas in 2017.  Specifically, the

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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…

Louisiana Facing $4.7 Million Legal Bill as State Continues to Defend Unconstitutional Clinic Shutdown Law

(PRESS RELEASE)  The Center for Reproductive Rights yesterday filed a request for more than $4.7 million in legal fees accrued during its…

Governors in Montana, Minnesota Veto Measures Designed to Restrict a Woman’s Access to Safe, Legal Abortion

(MEDIA ADVISORY) Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton vetoed two measures yesterday designed to restrict a woman’s access to safe and legal abortion.  The first (HB 809) would discriminate against low-income women by…

Louisiana Continues to Defend Texas-Style Clinic Shutdown Law

(MEDIA ADVISORY)  Despite last summer’s landmark decision in Whole Woman’s Health v Hellerstedt—which found two of Texas’ clinic shutdown laws unconstitutional—Louisiana continues to defend their identical clinic shutdown law. …

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…