Press Releases

Abortion Battle Goes to U.S. Supreme Court

(PRESS RELEASE) – Today, the Center for Reproductive Rights is filing a petition for certiorari with…

Reproductive Health Care Providers Challenge Arizona Laws that Put Women’s Health at Risk

PHOENIX — Today, women’s reproductive health care providers filed a federal lawsuit seeking to remove Arizona TRAP (Targeted Regulation of Abortion Provider) laws that prevent and delay many women from accessing abortion…

UNFPA report addresses critical links between human rights, gender inequality and access to sexual and reproductive health

New York (PRESS STATEMENT) The Center for Reproductive Rights commends the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) for addressing the links between the realization of human rights, gender equality and access to sexual and reproductive health in its report 

Center for Reproductive Rights Urges Members of Congress to Reject S.160

Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing to consider a federal ban on abortion after 20 weeks, legislation which would violate reproductive rights and run afoul of the United States Constitution…

Federal Bill Would Ensure Military Servicemembers, Dependents Have Equal Access to Birth Control

(PRESS RELEASE) The Center for Reproductive Rights supports a federal bill that would guarantee all people who rely on the military for their health care—including active and non-active duty servicemembers and dependents—have comprehensive coverage for contraceptives and family-planning…

Court Rejects Louisiana’s Second Attempt to Stop Abortion Lawsuit

(PRESS RELEASE) A Louisiana federal court has rejected the second effort by the state to shut down a case brought by the Center for Reproductive Rights…

Mississippi Six-Week Abortion Ban Challenged in Court

(PRESS RELEASE) Today, the Center for Reproductive Rights expanded their current lawsuit in Mississippi, adding a challenge to the state’s six-week ban signed into law last week…

Court Strikes Down North Carolina Abortion Ban

(PRESS RELEASE) A federal district court struck down a longstanding North Carolina law yesterday—a law that banned abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy, except in a medical emergency…

Mississippi Legislature Passes Extreme Abortion Ban

(PRESS RELEASE) Today, the Mississippi legislature passed a bill (SB 2116) that would effectively ban abortion outright. The law makes it a crime for doctors to provide an abortion once a heartbeat has been detected—around six weeks of pregnancy…

Center for Reproductive Rights Applauds Introduction of EACH Woman Act

(STATEMENT)--The Center for Reproductive Rights applauds the introduction of the Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance (EACH Woman) Act in the U.S. House of Representatives by Representative Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) and in the U.S. Senate, led by Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.)…