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El Salvador Releases Three Women Who Were Wrongfully Imprisoned for Obstetric Emergencies

San Salvador (PRESS RELEASE)—The Center for Reproductive Rights celebrates the government of El Salvador's decision to commute the prison sentences of three women who were wrongfully imprisoned after suffering obstetric emergencies…

Maine Title X Recipients Take Trump Administration to Court

(PRESS RELEASE)—Today, just days after the Trump Administration published its Domestic Gag Rule, the Center for Reproductive Rights filed a case on behalf of Maine Family Planning (MFP)--the largest reproductive health care organization in the state and its sole Title X family planning…

Pakistan Court Orders Implementation of Measures to Address Obstetric Fistula

The Center for Reproductive rights welcomes a ruling by the Sindh High Court in Pakistan directing the government to implement measures to provide access to obstetric fistula care in the province of Sindh, including the creation of fistula repair centers and the recruitment of qualified…

Trump Administration Finalizes Title X Domestic Gag Rule

Today, the Trump Administration released a final rule that would make sweeping changes to the Title X family planning program, a historically bipartisan program first enacted in 1970 that provides reproductive health care services to over four million…

Court Strikes Down Discriminatory Anti-Abortion Law in Alaska

Today, the Alaska Supreme Court struck down a state law and Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) regulation that would have severely limited Medicaid coverage of abortions for low-income women. The decision in State of Alaska v.

Supreme Court Halts Closure of Abortion Clinics in Louisiana

(PRESS RELEASE) – Tonight, the Supreme Court granted an emergency request from the Center for Reproductive Rights, blocking a law that would have shut down some of the last three abortion clinics in Louisiana…

Senate Rejects Bill to Deny Millions of Women Health Care Coverage

(PRESS RELEASE) Today, the U.S. Senate rejected a sweeping ban on insurance coverage of abortion that would have devastated access to reproductive healthcare for millions of women. Failing the 60 vote threshold, the 48-47 procedural vote on S…

Kansas Court Says Abortion Clinics Can Keep Using Telemedicine

(PRESS RELEASE) On Monday, a state court found that a law that went into effect January 1 will not prevent doctors from prescribing medication abortions via telemedicine. The decision came down less than 24 hours before the law was enacted…

Mississippi Continues to Defend 15-Week Abortion Ban Despite Searing Court Decision

(PRESS RELEASE) Today, one month after a federal district court judge struck down Mississippi’s ban on abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy, the state filed to appeal the decision to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit…