Press Releases

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…

Federal District Court Ends Legal Challenge to Unconstitutional Arizona Law Restricting Women’s Access to Medication Abortion, Ensuring Measure Will Never Take Effect

(PRESS RELEASE)—A federal district court yesterday ended the legal challenge to an unconstitutional Arizona law which severely restricted a woman’s access to safe and legal…

New Report Calls for Legal Accountability for States to Ensure Reproductive Rights

(PRESS RELEASE) This week global human rights experts released a report calling for governments to provide greater resources and accountability to ensure reproductive rights…

Chile's Senate Health Commission Approves Abortion Bill

(PRESS RELEASE) This week Chile’s Senate Health Commission agreed to advance a proposed bill that would allow women to access safe and legal abortion services in cases of life-endangerment, sexual violence, and fatal fetal impairments…