Press Releases

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(PRESS RELEASE) The absolute ban on abortion in the Philippines should be repealed and access to sexual and reproductive health services should be addressed, according to the United Nations Committee against Torture (U.N. CAT)…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

Louisiana Legislature Passes Measure Tripling State's Mandatory Delay for Women Seeking Health Care

The Louisiana legislature passed a measure today which triples the state’s mandatory waiting period from 24 to 72 hours for nearly all women seeking abortion services.  The measure—HB 386--now heads to the desk of Governor John Bel Edwards (D)…

10 Years of Legal Abortion in Colombia

(PRESS RELEASE) Today marks 10 years since the Colombian Constitutional Court deemed the country’s blanket ban on abortion unconstitutional and mandated that abortion be legally accessible in some circumstances—a historic move for the court which recognized  women’s sexual and…

AZ Legislature Passes Measure Invalidating Many Recent Restrictions on Medication Abortion

The Arizona legislature passed a measure today which essentially invalidates 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 nearly two decades…

New Human Rights Case Filed on Behalf of Peruvian Rape Survivor Denied Emergency Contraception at Public Hospital

(PRESS RELEASE) Peru’s ban on the distribution of emergency contraception in public hospitals denied a rape survivor access to essential medical treatment following her assault, according to a new case filed in the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) – a principal human rights…

Oklahoma House Passes Measure Banning Abortion

The Oklahoma House of Representatives passed a measure (SB 1552) yesterday which bans abortion by making it a felony for any person to perform or induce an abortion…

Florida Supreme Court Blocks Measure Forcing Women to Delay Health Care, Make Additional Trips When Seeking Safe, Legal Abortion

(PRESS RELEASE) The Florida Supreme Court today blocked a 2015 measure which forces a woman to wait at least 24 hours and make at least one additional,…