Press Releases

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

African Commission Calls on Uganda to Ensure The Right to Legal Abortion and Access to Reproductive Health Services

(PRESS RELEASE) The government of Uganda should stop impeding access to medical abortion and reproductive health services, according to the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights—a regional body charged with ensuring African states comply with their human rights obligations under…

Supreme Court Steps In To Protect Abortion Access in Louisiana

(PRESS RELEASE) With only one Justice dissenting, the U.S…

Thousands Gather To Support Abortion Access as U.S. Supreme Court Hears Challenge to Texas’ Harmful Clinic Shutdown Law

(PRESS RELEASE) Today the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, a historic case challenging Texas’ clinic shutdown law and the first major abortion case to be heard by the Court in more than two decades…

SUPREME COURT SHOWDOWN: Justices to Hear Oral Arguments in Historic Challenge to Texas’ Clinic Shutdown Law

(PRESS RELEASE) The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments today in Whole Woman’s Health v.

Florida Women Now Face Mandatory Delay, Additional Visits When Seeking Safe, Legal Abortion

(PRESS RELEASE) Earlier today, a Florida appellate court allowed a 2015 measure to take effect which forces a woman to wait at least 24 hours and make…

Oklahoma Supreme Court Fails to Permanently Block State’s Unconstitutional Restrictions on Medication Abortion

(PRESS RELEASE) The Oklahoma Supreme Court today failed to permanently block a state law restricting access to a non-surgical method of ending a…

U.N. Committee: Kenya Should Decriminalize Abortion in All Circumstances, Ensure Reproductive Health Services for Adolescents

(PRESS RELEASE) The government of Kenya should decriminalize abortion in all circumstances and ensure adolescents have access to the full range of sexual and reproductive health information and services, according to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child (U.N. CRC)…