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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…

HHS Rule Will Encourage Discrimination Against Medical Patients

(PRESS RELEASE) Today, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) finalized a Denial of Care Rule that will empower healthcare workers to turn a patient away for any moral or religious reasons…

Oklahoma Court Strikes Down Restrictions on Medication Abortion

(PRESS RELEASE) Today, the Oklahoma Supreme Court permanently blocked a 2014 Oklahoma measure (H.B…

Montana Supreme Court Blocks Anti-Abortion Law

(PRESS RELEASE) In a win for Montanans, the state’s Supreme Court upheld a lower court decision on Friday April 26, blocking a law designed to restrict abortion access in the state…

Kansas Supreme Court Says State Constitution Protects the Right to Abortion

(PRESS RELEASE) In a groundbreaking ruling, the Kansas Supreme Court today acknowledged for the first time that Kansas women have a right to safe and legal abortion under the state…

Federal Court Blocks Gag Rule Nationwide

(PRESS RELEASE) Today, a federal district court judge in Washington state issued a preliminary injunction blocking changes to the Title X federal family planning program from taking effect…