Press Releases

Activists Around the Country Aggressively Working to Criminalize Abortion and Reverse Roe; Since 2004, 17 States have considered 38 Abortion Bans

WASHINGTON, D.C.- According to legal analysis conducted by the Center for Reproductive Rights, Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court decision, is under attack like never before with activists using new strategies at both the state and federal level…

U.S.-based Sex-Ed Program Comes Under Fire in International Human Rights Case

NEW YORK - Today, a group of advocacy organizations filed the first human rights legal challenge to a faith- based sex-education program with roots in the United States…

Legal Action Readied Against Ex-Mayor Atienza

Various citizens' groups announced yesterday that they are readying legal action against former Manila Mayor Lito Atienza for damages done to women and poor families by his nine-year ban on contraception in the city's health facilities…

Court Closes Curtain on Kansas "Kiss and Tell" Case

New York - Today, the Center for Reproductive Rights announced that the Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit dismissed the government's appeals in its case against Kansas' "kiss and tell" policy, supported by former Attorney General Phill Kline…

Center for Reproductive Rights Statement on Senate’s Vote to Repeal the Global Gag Rule

The Center for Reproductive Rights calls on President Bush to sign the bill repealing the Global Gag Rule…

Women Suffer Decades of Abuse in Kenya's Health Facilities, According to New Fact-Finding Report

For decades, women seeking maternity services in health facilities across Kenya have suffered serious human rights violations -- including verbal attacks, sexual assault, flagrant neglect and filthy conditions -- often while giving birth, according to a new fact-finding report published by the…

The Center for Reproductive Rights Commends Mexico City for New Law Legalizing Abortion in First Trimester

Tuesday, April 24, 2007, New York, NY USA -- Today Mexico City's legislature voted to make abortion legal in the first trimester, a landmark decision in a region where the procedure is highly restricted…

Statement on Supreme Court's Abortion Ruling by Dr. LeRoy H. Carhart, the lead plaintiff in Stenberg v. Carhart (2000) and Gonzales v. Carhart (2007)

April 18, 2007 - I am devastated by today's decision. I have taken this issue to the Supreme Court twice because I care deeply about the health of my patients and all women…

Roberts Court Shows Its Cards: In A Stunning Reversal, Supreme Court Rules Against Women's Health, In Favor Of Abortion Restriction

Today, in its ruling upholding the Federal Abortion Ban case, the U.S. Supreme Court effectively overturned 30 years of precedent and announced that women's health is no longer a paramount concern…