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Inter-American Commission On Human Rights Opens Case Involving Salvadoran Woman Wrongfully Imprisoned

(PRESS RELEASE) The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR)—a principal human rights body for the Americas—announced it will hear the case of Manuela, a Salvadoran woman wrongfully imprisoned after having an obstetric emergency who later died from untreated Hodgkins lymphoma in…

Federal Court Permanently Blocks Clinic Shutdown Laws in Tennessee

A federal district court permanently blocked two of Tennessee’s Texas-style clinic shutdown laws today after the state dropped their defense of the measures,…

President Trump Signs Measure Reversing Obama Era Rule Protecting Women’s Access to Basic Health Care

(PRESS RELEASE)  President Trump today signed a measure which rescinds an Obama-era rule protecting health care for patients who rely on federal…

Center For Reproductive Rights Statement On Confirmation Of Judge Neil Gorsuch To The Supreme Court

Following an unprecedented vote to change Senate rules yesterday, the Senate voted today to confirm President Donald Trump’s nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court of the United States.

Center For Reproductive Rights Statement On Senate Invoking Nuclear Option For Gorsuch Confirmation Vote

Today, the U.S. Senate took the unprecedented step to change the rules on the nomination of President Donald Trump’s nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court…

Trump Administration Guts Funding to United Nations Population Fund

(PRESS RELEASE) This week the U.S.

U.S. Senate Votes to Reverse Obama Administration Rule Protecting Women’s Access to Basic Health Care

(PRESS RELEASE)  By a vote of 51-50—with Vice President Mike Pence breaking the tie--the U.S.

Arkansas Governor Signs First of Its Kind Measure Forcing Doctors Who Provide Abortion Care to Investigate Their Patients

(PRESS RELEASE) Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson (R) today signed a measure forcing health care providers to investigate their patients before they are able to receive a safe, legal abortion.  HB 1434--

21 Members Of Congress Call On El Salvador To Decriminalize Abortion

(PRESS RELEASE) Today Representatives Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Norma J…

Center for Reproductive Rights Statement on Judge Neil Gorsuch’s Evasion of Questions on Roe v. Wade and Constitutional Right to Privacy

This week before the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, despite being asked repeatedly, Judge Neil Gorsuch refused to clarify whether he would uphold Roe v. Wade and more than four decades of high court precedent if appointed to the Supreme Court…