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Center for Reproductive Rights, ACLU Secure State Supreme Court Victory for Florida Women

(PRESS RELEASE) The Florida Supreme Court today continued to block a 2015 measure which forces a woman to wait at least 24 hours and make at least one additional, medically unnecessary trip before she is able to…

Oklahoma House Committee Advances Measure Requiring “Father’s Consent” Before Woman Can Obtain Safe, Legal Abortion

(MEDIA ADVISORY)  The Oklahoma House Committee on Public Health advanced a bill today which would ban a woman from obtaining abortion care in Oklahoma unless the “father of the fetus” provides his “informed written consent.”  The sponsor of the measure was

Salvadoran Woman Wrongfully Imprisoned Shares Her Story with U.N. Committee

(PRESS RELEASE) A Salvadoran woman who was wrongfully imprisoned after an obstetric emergency and later absolved and released in 2015 spoke to a United Nations committee about the mistreatment of pregnant women in El Salvador and the human rights abuses resulting from the country’s…

Center for Reproductive Rights Statement on the Confirmation of Tom Price for Secretary of Health and Human Services

“Tom Price has a dangerous record of attacking women’s health care and we are deeply troubled by his confirmation as Secretary of Health and Human Services,” said Nancy Northup, president and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights. …

Center for Reproductive Rights Statement on the Confirmation of Jeff Sessions for U.S. Attorney General

“Jeff Sessions has a troubling history of attacking women’s constitutional rights and we have serious concerns about his confirmation as Attorney General,” said Nancy Northup, president and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights. …

Pennsylvania Senate Passes Two Abortion Bans

(MEDIA ADVISORY) The Pennsylvania Senate passed an unconstitutional measure today which bans a safe, medically proven, method of second trimester abortion while also banning abortion at 20 weeks after a woman’s last menstrual period…

Center for Reproductive Rights Statement on Nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court

(PRESS RELEASE)  Today President Trump announced the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court. Judge Gorsuch was appointed by President George W. Bush in 2006 to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, where he currently sits. …

Congresswomen Reintroduce Bill to Ensure Coverage of Abortion Services for All Women

(PRESS RELEASE) Congresswomen Barbara Lee (D-CA) and Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) today reintroduced the Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance (EACH Woman) Act, alongside Pro-Choice Caucus Co-Chairs Congresswomen Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Louise Slaughter (D-NY) and 100 other Members of…

Federal District Court Blocks Unconstitutional Texas Abortion Restrictions

(RELEASE) A federal district court today blocked state regulations forcing…

Arkansas Governor Signs Ban on Most Common Method of Second Trimester Abortion

(MEDIA ADVISORY) Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson (R) signed a measure (HB 1032) into law yesterday which bans the most common method of ending a pregnancy in the second trimester. …