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Obama Administration Announces Plans to Make Plan B One-Step Available Without Age Restriction

(PRESS RELEASE) The Obama Administration has submitted a plan today in response to a federal court order to lift longstanding restrictions that impede and delay women's access to emergency contraception by making Plan B One-Step available over the counter without

No More Delays for EC: 2nd Circuit Partially Denies Federal Government’s Request to Delay Bringing Emergency Contraception Over the Counter

(PRESS RELEASE) The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has to immediately comply with U.S…

House Subcommittee Amends Federal Legislation to Ban Abortion at 20 Weeks Nationwide

(PRESS RELEASE) Today the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice of the U.S…

Center for Reproductive Rights Statement on the Passing of Sen. Frank Lautenberg

(PRESS RELEASE) The Center for Reproductive Rights issued the following statement on the recent passing of Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ).
 
Said Nancy Northup, president and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights:
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Inter-American Court of Human Rights Orders El Salvador Government to Allow Pregnant Woman with Critical Complications Access to Life-saving Health Care

(PRESS RELEASE) Just hours after the Salvadoran Supreme Court denied a potentially life-saving abortion for a woman with serious complications in her pregnancy, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights has now ordered El Salvador officials to allow her medical team to take all necessary steps to…

Salvadoran Supreme Court Denies Woman Life-Saving Abortion

(PRESS RELEASE) The Supreme Court in El Salvador ruled today that a woman facing serious health complications in her pregnancy cannot have an abortion that could save her life.
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House Subcommittee to Hear Testimony on Unconstitutional Federal Bill Banning Abortion at 20 Weeks

(PRESS RELEASE) Just two days after a U.S. Court of Appeals ruled a similar law in Arizona was clearly unconstitutional under 40 years of Supreme Court precedent, today the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice of the U.S…

Center for Reproductive Rights Implores Supreme Court of El Salvador To Authorize Emergency Abortion for Woman Facing Life-Threatening Complications

(PRESS RELEASE) “Beatríz” (a pseudonym) is a 22-year old Salvadoran woman who is 5 months pregnant and experiencing severe health complications related to her lupus and kidney disease. She is also carrying an anencephalic fetus (without a brain) that is not viable…

Center for Reproductive Rights Releases New Celebrity PSA and Letter to President Obama Urging Support for ‘Draw the Line’ Campaign

(PRESS RELEASE) The Center for Reproductive Rights today released a new PSA featuring celebrity supporters Stanley Tucci (“The Hunger Games,” “The Devil Wears Prada”), Morena Baccarin (“Homeland),…