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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…

Texas Facing $4.5 Million Legal Bill in U.S. Supreme Court Fight Over Unconstitutional Clinic Shutdown Law

(PRESS RELEASE) The Center for Reproductive Rights today filed a request for more than $4.5 million in legal fees accrued during its court battle with the state of Texas over abortion restrictions that were struck down as unconstitutional by the U.S…

After Massive Public Outcry, Polish Parliament Rejects Total Abortion Ban

(PRESS RELEASE) By a vote of 352-58, the Polish Parliament today rejected a draft measure which would have banned abortion in all circumstances and criminalized women who obtained abortion services.  Today’s vote comes after a massive public outcry over the measure, with millions of…

Oklahoma Supreme Court Permanently Blocks State Law Criminalizing Women’s Health Care Providers

(PRESS RELEASE) The Oklahoma Supreme Court today permanently blocked an omnibus measure that targeted women’s health care providers with onerous criminal…

Texas Doubles Down on Latest Unconstitutional Attempt to Restrict Safe, Legal Abortion

(MEDIA ADVISORY) Today the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) re-submitted unconstitutional new healthcare restrictions designed to increase both the cost of…

As the Hyde Amendment Turns Forty, Center for Reproductive Rights Continues to Call for Repeal

(PRESS RELEASE) Just three months after successfully challenging a sweeping Texas law designed to shut down most of the…

States Continue to Defend Unconstitutional Clinic Shutdown Laws in Spite of Supreme Court Ruling

(MEDIA ADVISORY) Earlier this week the Center for Reproductive Rights requested a federal district court permanently block Louisiana’s Texas-…

House Judiciary Subcommittee Holds Hearing Targeting Low-Income Women’s Access to Safe, Legal Abortion

(PRESS RELEASE) Despite facing a host of other issues related to access to critical health care services, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice earlier today held a hearing which focused on two measures further restricting access to safe and legal…