Press Releases

Center for Reproductive Rights, National Women’s Law Center, File Freedom of Information Act Request to Investigate HHS Division Devoted to Promoting Health Care Discrimination

– (PRESS RELEASE) The Center for Reproductive Rights and the National Women’s Law Center filed today a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

Senate to Consider Unconstitutional Nationwide Abortion Ban at 20 Weeks

(PRESS RELEASE) — As the government returns to work following a three-day shutdown amid uncertainty about how to keep the government funded past February 8, the Senate has instead decided to prioritize consideration of an unconstitutional nationwide ban on abortion at 20 weeks…

One Year Since Reinstatement, Global Gag Rule Has Devastating Impact on Women’s Health and Human Rights Worldwide

(PRESS RELEASE) One year ago today, as one of his first acts as president, Donald Trump imposed a sweeping policy restricting access to safe abortion services…

Center for Reproductive Rights and We Testify Debut Video Series Commemorating 45th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

Today, the Center for Reproductive Rights, in partnership with We Testify, a program of the National Network of Abortion Funds, released a series of videos featuring women from across the country speaking out on the…

Center for Reproductive Rights Statement on First Anniversary of Historic Women’s March

(PRESS RELEASE)— Today marks the one-year anniversary of the historic Women’s March, a protest organized by women in response to the inauguration of a president openly hostile…

Center for Reproductive Rights Condemns House Passage of H.R. 4712

(PRESS RELEASE) Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R…

Trump Administration Pledges to Support Anti-Woman Policies, Rolls Out Series of Efforts to Promote Health Care Discrimination

Days before the 45th anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade, the Trump Administration doubled down on efforts to target the health and the rights of women, LGBTQ individuals, and other marginalized communities…

Trump Administration Announces HHS Division to Allow Providers to Discriminate Against Women Seeking Abortion Care

(PRESS RELEASE) Today, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a new division of HHS’s Office of Civil Rights, (OCR) which will focus exclusively on…

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…