Press Releases

UK Supreme Court Recognizes that Northern Ireland’s Abortion Ban Contravenes Human Rights Law and Requires Radical Reconsideration

(GENEVA) The Center for Reproductive Rights welcomes today’s recognition by the UK Supreme Court that Northern Ireland’s highly restrictive abortion law contravenes the European Convention on Human Rights. …

UN Special Rapporteur on Poverty Calls on U.S. to Recognize Health Care as a Human Right

(PRESS RELEASE) – The Center for Reproductive Rights echoes concerns raised by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights in his new report on poverty and human rights in the United States.  The report…

Center for Reproductive Rights President and CEO Nancy Northup Receives Brown University 2018 Honorary Degree

(PRESS RELEASE) — Today, Brown University awarded Nancy Northup, President and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights, an honorary doctorate for her leadership promoting reproductive rights as fundamental human rights around the world…

Outcome of Irish Referendum on Abortion is a Momentous Result for Reproductive Rights

(GENEVA) The Center for Reproductive Rights celebrates today’s referendum result in favour of repeal of the Irish constitutional prohibition on abortion as a deeply historic moment for women’s reproductive health and rights in Ireland and globally. …

Center for Reproductive Rights Denounces Trump Administration’s Attack on Title X Family Planning Program

(PRESS RELEASE) Today, the Center for Reproductive Rights denounced the Trump administration’s latest move to block women’s access to critical health care through a proposed rule that would prohibit granting federal Title X family planning funds to family planning providers that also perform…

Nigeria’s Federal High Court Strikes Out Civil Society Organization’s Case of a Woman Who Was Illegally Detained and Died During Confinement

(PRESS RELEASE) The family of a woman who was illegally detained for the inability to clear her medical bill and denied emergency services leading to her death, yesterday had their case dismissed by the Federal High Court in Nigeria, due to a procedural irregularity that…

Louisiana Lawmakers Attack Reproductive Rights with Unconstitutional 15-Week Ban

(PRESS RELEASE) Louisiana is on track to adopting one of the nation’s most restrictive abortion laws—an unconstitutional ban on abortion after 15 weeks.

Incomplete Human Rights Reporting at the State Department

Nancy Northup, president and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights, called on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to reverse his predecessor’s decision to omit reproductive rights from the State Department’s annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

El Salvador Legislative Assembly Misses Opportunity to Reform Draconian Abortion Law

(PRESS RELEASE) Today, the Legislative Assembly of El Salvador failed to bring up a vote to reform its abortion law…

Center for Reproductive Rights Condemns State Department for Dropping Reproductive Rights from Human Rights Reports

(PRESS RELEASE) Today, the Center for Reproductive Rights called on the State Department to issue complete reports after stripping reporting on women’s reproductive health and rights from its annual country reports on global human rights…