Center in the News

"HUMAN RIGHTS-SLOVAKIA: Barriers Go Up For Abortion"

Christina Zampas, senior regional manager and legal advisor for Europe at the Center, was quoted in IPS News in an article about new legislation in Slovakia that will restrict women’s access to abortion. Under the legislation, women will only be able to obtain an abortion two days after they have been given official advice on the "risks and alternatives" of the procedure by their doctor.

"This runs against a worldwide trend of liberalization of abortion laws which reflect the fact that creating barriers to abortion does not reduce abortion numbers, it merely endangers women’s health and rights," said Zampas.

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Court Upholds VA Abortion Ban

Stephanie Toti, a staff attorney in the U.S. Legal Program, has been quoted in the Washington Post, Associated Press, the Blog of Legal Times, and RH Reality Check in articles about the recent decision in Virginia to uphold the state’s abortion ban, further eroding the constitutional protections for abortion rights.

"This decision is yet another assault on women's constitutional rights and the protections long afforded to women's health," said Toti who argued the case before the appellate court.

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"Petition Filed Against Peru with UN CEDAW Committee"

The Center was mentioned in Ms. Magazine about our newly filed case against Peru on behalf of a 16-year-old rape survivor who suffered devastating consequences after being denied an abortion in her country. Her petition has been submitted to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW).

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Center Saddened by Murder of Dr. George Tiller

After the murder of Kansas abortion provider Dr. George Tiller, Center President Nancy Northup spoke about the loss of the defender of women’s rights in various outlets including the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and CNN. She also authored an editorial on on the ramifications of Tiller’s murder and appeared on NPR in a segment for All Things Considered, “Abortion Providers on High Alert.” 

In 2008, the Center represented two-thousand of Dr. Tiller's patients when a citizen-impaneled grand jury attempted to subpoena their private medical records.

Read the Center’s statement on the murder of Dr. Tiller >

Read the Center’s statement on his clinic’s closing >
Read statement’s from Dr. Tiller’s patients > 

Judge Sonia Sotomayor Nominated to the Supreme Court

Since the nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court, Center President Nancy Northup has been quoted in various outlets including the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and Boston Globe.  She has also appeared on CNN NPR, and ABC News urging President Obama and Congress to question Judge Sotomayor on her commitment to the core principles of Roe v. Wade.

Read the Center’s statement on the nomination of Judge Sotomayor to the Supreme Court >