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U.N. General Assembly Adopts Resolution to End Child, Early, and Forced Marriage Worldwide

(PRESS RELEASE) Today the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) reaffirmed its commitment to eliminating child, early and forced marriage globally with a new resolution that calls on states to strengthen laws and policies to protect women and girls from this harmful practice…

New Report: 2016 a Pivotal Year for Women’s Reproductive Rights, with Many Battles Ahead

(PRESS RELEASE) Women across the nation saw their constitutional right to safe, legal abortion reaffirmed in 2016, yet continue to face obstacles accessing the full range of reproductive health care services and will continue to face challenges in 2017—according to a new report from the…

Federal Court Temporarily Halts Unconstitutional Texas Abortion Restrictions After Legal Challenge from Center for Reproductive Rights

(MEDIA ADVISORY) – A federal court judge today granted a request from the Center for Reproductive Rights to halt new regulations designed to cut off access to legal abortion and shame…

Center for Reproductive Rights Secures Second Victory for Oklahoma Women’s Access to Abortion in Two Months

(PRESS RELEASE) After permanently blocking a measure in October 2016 which targeted women’s health care providers with onerous criminal penalties simply because they provide abortion services, the Oklahoma Supreme Court today permanently 

Center for Reproductive Rights Sues Texas to Stop Latest Unconstitutional Abortion Restrictions

(PRESS RELEASE) Today the Center for Reproductive Rights filed new…

Center for Reproductive Rights, Planned Parenthood, ACLU File Challenges to Abortion Restrictions in Three States

(PRESS RELEASE) Abortion rights groups today announced a new wave of litigation to protect and expand access to abortion, with more to come.  The three simultaneous lawsuits announced today challenge medically unnecessary abortion restrictions in Alaska, Missouri, and North Carolina. …

Irish Government to Provide Monetary Reparations Following Landmark United Nations Abortion Case

(PRESS RELEASE) The Irish government intends to give compensation to Amanda Mellet following a landmark decision from the United Nations Human Rights Committee recognizing that…

Texas Finalizes Latest Unconstitutional Effort to Restrict Safe, Legal Abortion

(MEDIA ADVISORY) -- Today the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) finalized unconstitutional new regulations…

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…