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Nigeria’s Federal High Court Strikes Out Civil Society Organization’s Case of a Woman Who Was Illegally Detained and Died During Confinement

(PRESS RELEASE) The family of a woman who was illegally detained for the inability to clear her medical bill and denied emergency services leading to her death, yesterday had their case dismissed by the Federal High Court in Nigeria, due to a procedural irregularity that…

Louisiana Lawmakers Attack Reproductive Rights with Unconstitutional 15-Week Ban

(PRESS RELEASE) Louisiana is on track to adopting one of the nation’s most restrictive abortion laws—an unconstitutional ban on abortion after 15 weeks.

Incomplete Human Rights Reporting at the State Department

Nancy Northup, president and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights, called on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to reverse his predecessor’s decision to omit reproductive rights from the State Department’s annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

El Salvador Legislative Assembly Misses Opportunity to Reform Draconian Abortion Law

(PRESS RELEASE) Today, the Legislative Assembly of El Salvador failed to bring up a vote to reform its abortion law…

Center for Reproductive Rights Condemns State Department for Dropping Reproductive Rights from Human Rights Reports

(PRESS RELEASE) Today, the Center for Reproductive Rights called on the State Department to issue complete reports after stripping reporting on women’s reproductive health and rights from its annual country reports on global human rights…

Over 250 Reproductive, Civil and Human Rights Organizations Call on ICE to Discontinue Policy on Detaining Pregnant Individuals

(PRESS RELEASE) Today, a broad coalition of over 250 civil and human rights organizations called on the U.S…

State Court Temporarily Blocks Montana Law Prohibiting Advance Practice Registered Nurses From Providing Abortion Services

(PRESS RELEASE) Today, the State District Court in Lewis and Clark County temporarily blocked a law prohibiting advance practice registered nurses (APRNs) from providing abortion services…

Center for Reproductive Rights Announces Challenge to Dozens of Abortion Restrictions in Mississippi

(PRESS RELEASE)  The Center for Reproductive Rights, the law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, Mississippi civil rights attorney Robert B…

Federal Court Rejects Bid to Halt Center for Reproductive Rights Lawsuit Against Louisiana Abortion Restrictions

(PRESS RELEASE) – A Louisiana federal court today rejected the state’s efforts to shut down litigation brought by the Center for Reproductive Rights challenging…

Over 200 Sexual Reproductive Right's NGOs Call for Polish Parliament to Protect Women’s Health and Rights

Poland’s Parliament should listen to the voices of women across Poland and reject a regressive legislative proposal that would erode reproductive rights, over 200 human and women’s rights groups from across the globe said in