Press Releases

Center for Reproductive Rights Statement on the Inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States

(PRESS RELEASE) The Center for Reproductive Rights today called on incoming President Donald Trump to reject the extreme and divisive positions on women’s reproductive rights expressed during his campaign and reassure American women that their constitutional and human rights will be…

Chile’s Senate Constitutional Commission Approves Abortion Bill

(PRESS RELEASE) Today Chile’s Senate Constitutional Commission agreed to advance a proposed bill that would allow women to access safe and legal abortion services in cases of life-endangerment, sexual violence, and fatal fetal impairments…

Center for Reproductive Rights Announces Lourdes Rivera as Senior Vice President, U.S. Programs

(PRESS RELEASE) Lourdes Rivera has joined the Center for Reproductive Rights as the organization’s new Senior Vice President for U.S. Programs. Rivera most recently served as Senior Program Officer at the Ford Foundation…

Center for Reproductive Rights Joins Historic Women’s March

(PRESS RELEASE)The Center for Reproductive Rights will join over 150 organizations on January 21, 2017 at the historic Women’s March in Washington, D.C. …

U.N. General Assembly Adopts Resolution to End Child, Early, and Forced Marriage Worldwide

(PRESS RELEASE) Today the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) reaffirmed its commitment to eliminating child, early and forced marriage globally with a new resolution that calls on states to strengthen laws and policies to protect women and girls from this harmful practice…

New Report: 2016 a Pivotal Year for Women’s Reproductive Rights, with Many Battles Ahead

(PRESS RELEASE) Women across the nation saw their constitutional right to safe, legal abortion reaffirmed in 2016, yet continue to face obstacles accessing the full range of reproductive health care services and will continue to face challenges in 2017—according to a new report from the…

Federal Court Temporarily Halts Unconstitutional Texas Abortion Restrictions After Legal Challenge from Center for Reproductive Rights

(MEDIA ADVISORY) – A federal court judge today granted a request from the Center for Reproductive Rights to halt new regulations designed to cut off access to legal abortion and shame…

Center for Reproductive Rights Secures Second Victory for Oklahoma Women’s Access to Abortion in Two Months

(PRESS RELEASE) After permanently blocking a measure in October 2016 which targeted women’s health care providers with onerous criminal penalties simply because they provide abortion services, the Oklahoma Supreme Court today permanently 

Center for Reproductive Rights Sues Texas to Stop Latest Unconstitutional Abortion Restrictions

(PRESS RELEASE) Today the Center for Reproductive Rights filed new…

Center for Reproductive Rights, Planned Parenthood, ACLU File Challenges to Abortion Restrictions in Three States

(PRESS RELEASE) Abortion rights groups today announced a new wave of litigation to protect and expand access to abortion, with more to come.  The three simultaneous lawsuits announced today challenge medically unnecessary abortion restrictions in Alaska, Missouri, and North Carolina. …