Press Releases

Alabama Taxpayers Forced to Pay for State-Mandated, Ideological Materials on Abortion

Yesterday, a federal judge confirmed that the State of Alabama must pay for the production and distribution of materials that are mandated under the state's abortion waiting period law…

Abortion Providers Ask Appeals Court to Affirm Ruling Striking Down Florida’s Biased Counseling Law

On Wednesday, abortion providers will ask the Fourth District Court of Appeal to affirm a trial court ruling blocking enforcement of Florida's unconstitutional biased counseling law, which denies abortion providers the right to determine what information is appropriate for their patients…

Young Mexican Rape Victim Speaks Out on Her 18th Birthday, Urging the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to Formally Admit Her Case

Today, with the support of international human rights groups, Paulina, a young rape victim from Mexico, is asking the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to formally admit her legal petition so that negotiations can begin with the Mexican government…

Sex Discrimination Continues in Florida After Court Refuses to Overturn Ban on Medicaid Funded Abortions

Continuing to put women's health at risk, Florida's Third District Court of Appeals issued an opinion today refusing to overturn Florida's ban on Medicaid funded abortions

Fifth Circuit Set to Hear Case Involving Prison Inmate Forced to Carry Pregnancy to Term

On Wednesday, the Center for Reproductive Rights will present oral arguments before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in a case involving a Louisiana woman who was forced to carry a pregnancy to term while serving time in prison…

International Human Rights Settlement Expected to Improve Women’s Access to Reproductive Health Care in Peru

Yesterday, the government of Peru signed an agreement before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) that should bring about sweeping changes in Peru's reproductive health policies, and improve women's access to family planning and…

ACLU, Center for Reproductive Rights, and Florida NOW Say Appointing a Guardian for a Fetus Threatens the Health and Rights of Pregnant Women in Florida

Appointing a guardian for a fetus would violate a woman's right not only to decide whether to continue her pregnancy, but also to choose medical care to protect her own health during pregnancy, the American Civil Liberties Union, the Center for Reproductive Rights, and Florida…

Judge Orders Alabama to Absorb Costs of State-Mandated, Ideological Materials on Abortion and Pregnancy

A federal judge has ordered the State of Alabama to pay for the production and distribution of materials that it requires all abortion providers to give to patients 24 hours before having an abortion. Ruling that it is a violation of the First Amendment of the U.S…

Human Rights Groups Call on Slovakia to Address Illegal Sterilization of Romani Women

Today, nine international human rights groups joined forces to urge Slovakia to conduct an impartial and adequate investigation of illegal sterilizations of Romani women…