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Arizona Governor Signs Bill Restricting Access to Medication Abortion

(PRESS RELEASE) Arizona Governor Doug Ducey (R) signed a measure into law late last night which would restrict women’s access to medication abortion by forcing them to use a method of administering the medications that appears on the outdated, inferior, and less effective drug label…

Updated FDA Label Better Reflects Evidence-Based Medicine, Could Expand Access to Medication Abortion

(PRESS RELEASE) The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced it intends to approve a change to the label for Mifepristone (known as Mifeprex®), a drug used to end an early pregnancy, in order to better reflect current medical practice and years of scientific evidence…

Peruvian Government Publicly Recognizes Human Rights Violations Against Rape Survivor As Part of Landmark U.N. Abortion Case

(PRESS RELEASE) The Peruvian government publicly acknowledged the human rights violations suffered by L.C., a rape survivor who was denied a medically-necessary abortion, as part of a historic United Nations (U.N.) ruling…

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in Second Attack on ACA Birth Control Benefit

(PRESS RELEASE) Today the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Zubik v.

Chile’s Cámara de Diputados Approves Abortion Bill

(PRESS RELEASE) Today Chile’s Cámara de Diputados (House) 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…

Center for Reproductive Rights Statement on the Announcement of Supreme Court Nominee Merrick Garland

Said Nancy Northup, president and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights:

Center for Reproductive Rights Statement on the Announcement of Supreme Court Nominee Merrick Garland

Said Nancy Northup, president and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights:

Senate Judiciary Committee Holds Hearing To Restrict Women’s Access to Safe, Legal Abortion

(PRESS RELEASE)—Rather than fulfilling their constitutional duty to help fill the 25 current judicial vacancies in the federal court system currently in their charge, the Senate Judiciary Committee today instead held a hearing focusing on further restricting women’s constitutional right to…

U.N. Human Rights Expert Condemns Broad Range of Reproductive Rights Violations as Torture

(PRESS RELEASE) Child marriage, forced pregnancy testing in schools, abuse of women seeking maternal health services and restrictive abortion laws can amount to torture or ill-treatment and must be eradicated, according to a

Center for Reproductive Rights Statement on West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin’s veto of a measure which bans the most commonly used method of ending a pregnancy in the second trimester

“For the third time in two years, Governor Tomblin has rightly vetoed a measure which robs women of safe options when they’ve made the decision to end a pregnancy,” said Kelly Baden, Director of State Advocacy.  “We commend him for standing up to these political attempts to come