Press Releases

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

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…