Press Releases

Louisiana Continues to Defend Texas-Style Clinic Shutdown Law

(MEDIA ADVISORY)  Despite last summer’s landmark decision in Whole Woman’s Health v Hellerstedt—which found two of Texas’ clinic shutdown laws unconstitutional—Louisiana continues to defend their identical clinic shutdown law. …

Honduras Reinforces Total Abortion Ban

(PRESS RELEASE) The Honduran Congress halted a historic opportunity to reform the country’s total abortion ban…

House Passes Dangerous Bill to Repeal the Affordable Care Act and Gut Women’s Health Care

(PRESS RELEASE)  By a narrow margin of 217-213, the U.S…

Center for Reproductive Rights Vows to Fight Back in Court After President Trump Signs Executive Order Greenlighting Discrimination Against Women

(PRESS RELEASE) President Donald Trump signed an executive order today that would grant wide exemptions to the Affordable Care Act’s preventive services guarantee, allowing employers and insurers to deny women access to birth control.  While the text of the order is not yet publicly…

Center for Reproductive Rights Submits Amicus Brief Supporting ACLU’s Challenge to Alabama Abortion Ban

(MEDIA ADVISORY) The Center for Reproductive Rights yesterday filed an amicus brief in the U.S…

Trump To Appoint Anti-Choice Activist to Head Nation’s Family Planning Program

(PRESS RELEASE) President Donald Trump today indicated he will appoint anti-choice activist Teresa Manning to serve as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Population Affairs at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).  In this role, Manning will oversee the $286 million

Center for Reproductive Rights Statement on Trump’s Appointment of Extreme Anti-Choice Activist Charmaine Yoest as Assistant Secretary of Public Affairs at HHS

(PRESS RELEASE) President Donald Trump today announced his appointment of Charmaine Yoest  to serve as the Assistant Secretary of Public Affairs at the Department of Health and Human Services.  Yoest—who previously served as president and CEO of Americans United for Life—is a…

Federal District Court Permanently Blocks Louisiana’s Texas-style Clinic Shutdown Law

(PRESS RELEASE) A federal district court permanently blocked Louisiana’s Texas-style clinic shutdown law today, specifically citing the Supreme Court’s recent historic

Center for Reproductive Rights Calls on Montana Governor Steve Bullock to Veto Cruel and Unconstitutional Abortion Ban

(MEDIA ADVISORY) The Center for Reproductive Rights called on Montana Governor Steve Bullock today to veto SB 329, a clearly unconstitutional measure which would ban a woman from receiving safe and legal abortion care after 20 weeks of pregnancy except in narrow circumstances…

Congressman Don Beyer to Speak Out in Support of Federal Women’s Health Protection Act at Community Event in Virginia

(MEDIA ADVISORY) Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA-8) will join community leaders, women’s health advocates, and other elected officials tomorrow in Arlington, Virginia to call for the passage of the Women’s Health Protection Act--federal legislation…