Press Releases

Nepal's King Urged to Continue Commitment to Human Rights by Releasing Women Imprisoned for Abortion

New York, NY
Women’s rights groups are urging King Gyanendra of Nepal to continue his commitment to human rights by releasing women imprisoned for abortion and related charges. As is tradition, each year the King of Nepal grants amnesty to some prisoners on his birthday.

U.S. Supreme Court Reaffirms American's Right to Privacy in Landmark Case

New York, NY - In an historic decision, the U.S. Supreme Court today struck down a Texas sodomy law that singled out gay people for criminal prosecution…

Abortion Clinic asks North Dakota Supreme Court to Affirm Ruling Rejecting Abortion-Breast Cancer Scare Tactic

In an argument before the North Dakota Supreme Court on Wednesday, the Red River Women's Clinic will ask the State Supreme Court to affirm a lower court ruling rejecting the plaintiff's abortion-breast cancer…

ACLU, Center for Reproductive Rights, and Florida NOW Fight Efforts to Interfere With Care of Severely Disabled Rape Victim

The state of Florida should stop interfering with a woman's ability to make choices concerning the course of her pregnancy and medical care, said the American Civil Liberties Union, the Center for Reproductive Rights, and Florida NOW, which filed a friend-of-the-court brief in a…

Hearing Set for Court Challenge to Florida's Ban on Medicaid Funded Abortions

Charging that Florida's ban on Medicaid funded abortions discriminates based on sex, the Center for Reproductive Rights will argue before a Florida court that it is unconstitutional to deny low-…

ACLU and Center for Reproductive Rights Admonish State of Florida for Failing to Protect the Health and Rights of a Rape Victim

By failing to ask the court to appoint a guardian for a severely disabled woman who is pregnant as a result of rape, the state of Florida once again abdicated its responsibilities today, placing politics over women's health and well-being, said the American Civil Liberties Union and the…

Congress Urged to Lift Ban on Abortions at Military Facilities Abroad

This week, Congress is expected to vote on an amendment to the Department of Defense authorization act (HR 1588 and S 1050) that would lift a seven-year-old ban on women in the military obtaining abortions at military facilities abroad…

ACLU and Center for Reproductive Rights Ask Court to Protect the Health and Rights of a Florida Rape Victim

The American Civil Liberties Union and the Center for Reproductive Rights asked a state trial court today to block the state from appointing a guardian for the fetus of a severely disabled woman who is pregnant as a result of rape…