Press Releases

U.N. Committee Finds Ireland's Abortion Laws Are Cruel, Inhumane and Degrading

(PRESS RELEASE) Ireland’s abortion laws subjected a woman to cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment, according to a landmark decision from the United Nations Human Rights…

New Directors Join Board of Center for Reproductive Rights

(PRESS RELEASE) The Center for Reproductive Rights, a global legal advocacy organization that fights to ensure reproductive rights are guaranteed in law as human rights, announced two new members of the organization’s Board of Directors…

137 State Legislators Express Support for Women's Access to Safe, Legal Abortion

137 state leaders from Arizona to Texas have signed an open letter expressing their support for a woman’s…

Louisiana Governor Signs Ban on Most Common Method of Second Trimester Abortion

(PRESS RELEASE)  Less than two weeks after signing a measure which triples the state’s mandatory waiting…

Salvadoran Court Releases Woman Wrongfully Imprisoned

(PRESS RELEASE) A Salvadoran woman wrongfully imprisoned after a miscarriage is being released, according to the San Salvador Third Tribunal of Sentences (Tribunal Tercero de Sentencia de San Salvador) ruling today…

Oklahoma Governor Vetoes Abortion Ban

Statement from Nancy Northup, president and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights on Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin’s veto of the state’s total ban on abortion:

Center for Reproductive Rights Calls on Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin to Veto Blatantly Unconstitutional Abortion Ban (Veto Letter Included)

The Oklahoma Senate advanced a measure today which bans abortion by making it a felony for any person to perform or induce an abortion.  The measure—which is the first of its kind--now heads to the desk of Governor Mary Fallin (R), who has 5 days to sign the measure after it is presented to…

U.N. Committee: Philippines Should Liberalize Its Abortion Law and Guarantee Access to All Modern Contraceptives

(PRESS RELEASE) The absolute ban on abortion in the Philippines should be repealed and access to sexual and reproductive health services should be addressed, according to the United Nations Committee against Torture (U.N. CAT)…

Arizona Governor Signs Measure Reversing Restrictions on Medication Abortion

(PRESS RELEASE) Arizona Governor Doug Ducey (R) signed a measure into law late yesterday which effectively repeals many of the state’s most recent attempts to restrict access to medication abortion—a safe method of ending an early pregnancy that women in the United States have been using for…

U.S. Supreme Court Sends Second Challenge to ACA Birth Control Benefit Back to Lower Courts

(PRESS RELEASE) Today the U.S. Supreme Court remanded Zubik v.