Press Releases

City of Baltimore and Center for Reproductive Rights Ask Appeals Court to Uphold Common Sense Regulation of Crisis Pregnancy Centers

(PRESS RELEASE) Today the City of Baltimore, with its co-counsel the Center for Reproductive Rights, asked the U.S…

Uganda Rejects Calls to Amend Its Abortion Law During U.N. Human Rights Council Review

(PRESS RELEASE) The government of Uganda rejected recommendations last week to revise its abortion legislation…

Philippine Commission on Human Rights Report: Criminalization of Abortion Stigmatizes Women

(PRESS RELEASE) The criminal ban on abortion in the Philippines stigmatizes women and has led to many poor women resorting to unsafe abortion—according to a national inquiry report from the Philippine Commission on Human Rights (CHR)…

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

(PRESS RELEASE) Today the Center for Reproductive Rights called on president-elect Trump to reject the extreme and divisive positions taken during his campaign and reassure American women that their fundamental constitutional and human rights will be respected and protected during his…

U.N. Human Rights Committee Concerned by Poland's Restrictive Abortion Law

(PRESS RELEASE) Women in Poland may face risks to their health and lives as a result of the country’s highly restrictive abortion law—according to a report released today by the United…

Center for Reproductive Rights Calls Out Texas for Ignoring Widespread Concern Over Latest Unconstitutional Attempt to Restrict Safe, Legal Abortion

(MEDIA ADVISORY) The Center for Reproductive Rights today denounced the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) for ignoring thousands of public…

Salvadoran Court Upholds Freedom of Woman Wrongfully Imprisoned After Miscarriage

(PRESS RELEASE) A Salvadoran woman wrongfully imprisoned after a miscarriage who was absolved and released will remain free, according to the San Salvador Third Criminal Chamber (Cámara Tercera de lo Penal de San Salvador)…

Virginia Board of Health Protects Women’s Access to Constitutionally Protected Health Care, Votes to Amend Texas-style Clinic Shutdown Regulations

(PRESS RELEASE) The Virginia Board of Health voted 11-4 today to amend the state’s Texas-style clinic shutdown regulations in light of the Supreme Court’s historic ruling in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt.  Specifically, the board voted…

U.N. Committee: Philippines Must Allow Legal Abortion, Improve Access to Contraceptives

(PRESS RELEASE) The Philippine government should take measures to legalize abortion in certain circumstances and provide sexual and reproductive health information and services, according to the U.N. Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR Committee)…

New Amendment Introduced in El Salvador to Decriminalize Abortion in Certain Circumstances

(PRESS RELEASE) This week an amendment to decriminalize abortion in certain circumstances was introduced in El Salvador. If passed, abortion would become legal in cases of rape and when a pregnancy puts the health or life of a woman at risk…