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Press Releases

Oklahoma Court Fails to Block 72-Hour Abortion Delay

(PRESS RELEASE) Today, the Oklahoma District Court failed to block a measure tripling the state’s mandatory waiting period from 24 to 72 hours for virtually all women seeking abortion services…

The Center for Reproductive Rights Sues U.S. Department of State over Continued Decision to Delete Reproductive Rights from Human Rights Reports

(PRESS RELEASE) Today the Center for Reproductive Rights filed a second Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Department of State (DOS) following their ongoing refusal to release records related to their practice of deleting the reproductive rights subsection…

The Center for Reproductive Rights Sues Kenyan Officials over recent Ban on Marie Stopes

NAIROBI (PRESS RELEASE) The Center for Reproductive Rights and co-counsel Sofia Rajab-Leteipan of Leteipan & Associates Advocates have today filed a case at the High Court, Nairobi, against Kenyan government officials…

Mississippi Ban on Abortion After 15 Weeks of Pregnancy Struck Down by Federal District Court

(PRESS RELEASE) Today, a federal court in Mississippi permanently blocked the state’s unconstitutional ban on abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy…

Center for Reproductive Rights Sues to Block Ban on Telemedicine Abortions in Kansas

(PRESS RELEASE) Today, the Center for Reproductive Rights filed a lawsuit challenging section 6 of the Kansas Telemedicine Act (House Bill 2028) which seeks to ban abortions administered through telemedicine, including medication abortion…

In the Spotlight

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. …

Trump’s Health Secretary Pick Threatens Women's Care

Nancy Northup, president and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights, spoke with Rachel Maddow about concerns that Rep…

Trump and the Supreme Court: What Happens Now?

The consequences of Donald Trump’s election as president may be enormous for the makeup of the U.S. Supreme Court. Trump has pledged to appoint conservative, anti-choice justices, beginning with the spot on the Court left open by the death of Antonin Scalia…

Women’s Strike Defeats Abortion Ban in Poland

On October 3, seven million women in Poland went on strike, outraged by a proposal that would completely ban abortion—and punish women who end a pregnancy with up to five years in prison.

Nancy Northup on Maddow

Two days after the U.S. Supreme Court issued its historic ruling strongly reaffirming abortion rights, Center for Reproductive Rights president and CEO Nancy Northup appeared on MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow to discuss how the victory will affect abortion legislation in the states going forward…