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Statement from Nancy Northup, President & CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights, on HB 126 passed by the Missouri legislature today:

“Without shame and on the heels of Alabama’s new criminal abortion ban, the Missouri legislature has passed an unconstitutional, complete ban on abortion…

Center for Reproductive Rights Statement on the postponement of human rights treaty bodies

In a recent letter to treaty body chairs, Michelle Bachelet, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, announced that due

Statement: Alabama’s Unconstitutional Ban on Abortion

Statement by Nancy Northup, President and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights, on Governor Kay Ivey signing House Bill 314 into law: …

Georgia Governor Signs Almost Total Ban on Abortion

(PRESS RELEASE) Today, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed a bill (HB 481) that would effectively ban abortion outright. The law makes it a crime for doctors to provide an abortion once a heartbeat has been detected—around six weeks of pregnancy…

Federal Court Issues Landmark Abortion Rights Victory in Virginia

(PRESS RELEASE) Today, in a landmark ruling, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia became the first federal court to strike down a law prohibiting advanced practice clinicians from providing first-trimester abortion care…

In the Spotlight

“We’re Not Going Back”

Last night, Nancy Northup, President and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights, appeared on the Rachel Maddow show and talked about newly passed, extreme anti-abortion laws in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, and Missouri. …

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.