Press Releases

Nancy Northup Statement on Justice Kennedy Retirement

Said Nancy Northup, President and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights:

Supreme Court Decision Awards Free Pass to Deceptive Crisis Pregnancy Centers

The Supreme Court today struck down a California law that protects women from so-called Crisis Pregnancy Centers (CPCs) by requiring them to disclose the facts about the services they provide. In a 5-4 decision in National Institute of Family and Life Advocates (NIFLA) v.

Virginia Health Care Providers File New Lawsuit Challenging Longstanding Abortion Restrictions

(PRESS RELEASE) — Today, a group of health care providers in Virginia announced a legal challenge to protect and expand access to safe, legal abortion…

New York State Senate Passes Legislation to Improve Maternal Health Outcomes

(PRESS RELEASE) Yesterday, the New York State Senate passed a bill (S. 8907) supporting a statewide maternal mortality review board to reduce New York’s maternal mortality and morbidity rates and promote better, more equitable maternal health outcomes.  …

Center for Reproductive Rights' Statement Following U.S. Withdrawal From United Nations Human Rights Council

Center for Reproductive Rights' statement following U.S. withdrawal from United Nations Human Rights Council…

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. …