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Standing Up for Reproductive Rights: A Look Back at the 114th Congress

Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or to lose. I am resolved that we shall win the tomorrows before us. -President Lyndon B. Johnson

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…

Eroding Abortion Rights Is Just the Beginning

Nancy Northup, president and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights, and Rachel B. Tiven, chief executive of Lambda Legal, have dedicated their lives to fiercely defending the rights of women and same-sex couples…

Center for Reproductive Rights, ACLU Secure State Supreme Court Victory for Florida Women

(PRESS RELEASE) The Florida Supreme Court today continued to block a 2015 measure which forces a woman to wait at least 24 hours and make at least one additional, medically unnecessary trip before she is able to…

Trump Policies Put Women’s Futures at Risk

On the evening of President Donald Trump’s inauguration, Nancy Northup, president and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights, appeared on MSNBC’s For The Record with Greta to discuss the implications of the new administration’s policies on women’s health and rights. …

Oklahoma House Committee Advances Measure Requiring “Father’s Consent” Before Woman Can Obtain Safe, Legal Abortion

(MEDIA ADVISORY)  The Oklahoma House Committee on Public Health advanced a bill today which would ban a woman from obtaining abortion care in Oklahoma unless the “father of the fetus” provides his “informed written consent.”  The sponsor of the measure was

Pennsylvania Senate Passes Two Abortion Bans

(MEDIA ADVISORY) The Pennsylvania Senate passed an unconstitutional measure today which bans a safe, medically proven, method of second trimester abortion while also banning abortion at 20 weeks after a woman’s last menstrual period…

Center for Reproductive Rights Statement on Nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court

(PRESS RELEASE)  Today President Trump announced the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court. Judge Gorsuch was appointed by President George W. Bush in 2006 to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, where he currently sits. …

New House and Senate Bills Would Repeal Trump's Global Gag Rule

(PRESS RELEASE)  New federal legislation was introduced today in the U.S…