Center in the News

Mother Jones: Republicans want to ban abortions after 20 weeks. Here’s how one group is fighting back

"The Center for Reproductive Rights, a New York-based nonprofit, is at the center of the key legal battles over abortion and contraception. …

Reuter's Trust.org: Abortion bans put lives at risk and women in prison

"El Salvador’s decision to deny an ill woman carrying a malformed foetus an abortion highlights the region’s draconian abortion laws that are putting women’s lives at risk and landing them in jail, a reproductive rights group says.

New York Times: A high-risk pregnancy is terminated. But was it an abortion?

The woman’s doctors urged an end to her pregnancy, saying her life could be at risk and that the fetus would not survive anyway. El Salvador’s highest court rejected the plea , knocking down a challenge to one of the strongest anti-abortion laws in the world. …

NPR: Mississippi law could force clinic to close

"A Mississippi health clinic that was scheduled to be closed got a reprieve. The Jackson Women's Health Organization is the only remaining clinic in the state where abortions are performed…

Washington Post: Advocates want abortion ban lifted for Peace Corps volunteers

"If a Peace Corps volunteer is raped and becomes pregnant as a result, she has to pay for an abortion herself, because the federal government refuses to cover the cost. …

Media Roundup: Celebrating the EC Victory

The Center’s president and CEO, Nancy Northup, appeared on several programs on Friday after the news broke of the landmark victory in our emergency contraception case, including a roundtable discussion on All In With Chris Hayes that addressed how critical this decision is for all women. …

New Republic: Fetal-Heartbeat Abortion Laws Are Dangerous Even If Judges Reject Them

On March 6, the Arkansas legislature enacted the toughest abortion law in the nation, banning the procedure after 12 weeks of pregnancy. The accomplishment stood for all of 20 days before North Dakota, with a law Gov…

Wall Street Journal: States Harden Views Over Laws Governing Abortion

States are becoming increasingly polarized over abortion, as some legislatures pass ever-tighter restrictions on the procedure while others consider stronger legal protections for it, advocates on both sides say. …

On MSNBC: “A Whole New Kind of Extreme”

The Center’s president and CEO, Nancy Northup, appeared on MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry to talk about how the constitutional protections afforded all women through Roe v. Wade are being violated in Arkansas, North Dakota, and elsewhere. …