Press Releases

Center for Reproductive Rights Statement on the Senate Finance Committee’s Vote to Move Forward with Azar Nomination to HHS Secretary

(PRESS RELEASE) Today the Senate Finance Committee voted to move forward on the nomination of Alex Azar, President Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). Azar, who was nominated to fill the post vacated by Tom Price following allegations of…

The Center for Reproductive Rights Denounces Arrest of Pregnant Schoolgirls in Tanzania

(PRESS RELEASE) Five schoolgirls who became pregnant and their parents were arrested last week following a local government directive, despite no laws forbidding teenagers from becoming pregnant. Everyone was later released on bail…

Center for Reproductive Rights Denounces Trump Administration’s Push for Medicaid Work Requirements

Statement from Nancy Northup, President & CEO of Center for Reproductive Rights, criticizing the Trump Administration’s move to pave the way for states to establish first-ever work requirements for Medicaid recipients.

Statement from Center for Reproductive Rights Applauding Federal Court Decision Protecting DACA

Statement from Nancy Northup, President & CEO of Center for Reproductive Rights, applauding federal court decision protecting the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

Florida Court Permanently Blocks Measure Forcing Women to Delay Health Care, Make Additional Trips When Seeking Safe, Legal Abortion

(PRESS RELEASE) A Florida state circuit court today permanently blocked a 2015 measure which forces a woman to wait at least 24 hours and make at least one…

Deeply Flawed Tax Bill Ripping Health Care Away from Millions Heads to President’s Desk

(PRESS RELEASE) — This afternoon, Congress passed a tax bill that threatens the health and economic wellbeing of women and families across the nation…

Pennsylvania Governor Vetoes Unconstitutional Abortion Ban

(MEDIA ADVISORY) Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has vetoed an unconstitutional abortion restriction passed this month by the state House…

Center for Reproductive Rights Mourns the Loss of Founder and President Emerita Janet Benshoof

NEW YORK, NY – Janet Benshoof, founder and president emerita of the Center for Reproductive Rights, died December 18th. …

Woman Wrongfully Imprisoned After Obstetric Emergency Is Denied Freedom

(PRESS RELEASE) The San Salvador Second Tribunal of Sentence (Tribunal Segundo de Sentencia de San