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Press Releases

Chile to Pass Historic Bill

(PRESS RELEASE) Today Chile’s Constitutional Tribunalvoted 6 to 4 to pass an abortion bill that will allow women to access safe and legal abortion services in cases of life-

New Poll from the Center for Reproductive Rights: 6 in 10 Americans Support Federal Law to Protect Abortion Access

(PRESS RELEASE) No matter their personal beliefs, most Americans believe abortion should be legal and would support Congress passing a new federal law to protect women’s

Updated Report from the Center for Reproductive Rights, Ibis Reproductive Health: States with Most Abortion Restrictions have the Fewest Supportive Policies for Women, Children

(PRESS RELEASE) States with the highest number of abortion restrictions tend to have the worst women and children’s health outcomes and fewest supportive policies that would actually advance the health and well-being of families—according to an updated report released by the Center for…

Federal District Court Blocks Four Arkansas Abortion Restrictions Due to Legal Challenge Brought by Center for Reproductive Rights, ACLU

(PRESS RELEASE) A federal district court judge last night preliminarily blocked four abortion restrictions passed in…

Senate Votes Against ‘Skinny Repeal’ Bill and Gutting Women’s Health Care

(PRESS RELEASE)—Last night, the United States Senate voted against a ‘skinny repeal’ bill that would have rolled back aspects of the Affordable Care Act and defunded Planned Parenthood, decimating women’s health care access and affordability while kicking 15 million off their health care…

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…