Press Releases

Center Sends Bush Letter, Urging President To Put Position On Contraception To The Test

The Center for Reproductive Rights today urged the Bush administration to reconcile its recently stated position on contraception with the five-year long refusal by the Food and Drug…

Supreme Court Declines to Review Controversial Louisiana "Choose Life" License Plates Case

Statement from Nancy Northup, President of the Center for Reproductive Rights…

Former Head Of FDA To Be Desposed On Tuesday In "Morning-After Pill" Case As Agency Rejects Five-Year-Old Citizen’s Petition

New York, NY—On Tuesday, June 13, 2006, attorneys from the Center for Reproductive Rights will question former U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Dr. Mark B…

Woodcock and Galson Depositions Released

New York, NY— Since January 2005, former Commissioner for the Food and Drug Administration Dr. Lester Crawford repeatedly yanked decision-making powers on Plan B from all other high-level officials, according to testimony given by the FDA's Deputy Commissioner, Dr…

Court Sets Precedent, Stopping Kansas Attorney General's Effort to Invade Teen Privacy

New York, NY- Today, the U.S. District Court of the District of Kansas stopped the Kansas Attorney General from enforcing a legal interpretation that threatens to intrude upon teenagers' medical privacy under the pretext of protecting them from child abuse. Judge J…

Florida Supreme Court Finds Informed Consent Abortion Law Constitutional, Based On State's Concessions at Oral Argument

New York, NY- Today, the Florida Supreme Court found an informed consent abortion law constitutional, but adopted an interpretation of the statute that allows abortion providers to provide their patients with information specific to their circumstances rather than identical standardized…

State of Wisconsin Seeks to Join Center's Lawsuit Against the FDA Over the "Morning-After Pill"

New York, NY-Today, the state of Wisconsin filed legal documents with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York seeking to join the Center for Reproductive Rights' lawsuit against the Food and Drug Administration over the emergency contraceptive Plan B…

U.S. Women Face Unprecedented Assault on Reproductive Rights, Center for Reproductive Rights Testifies Before Human Rights Committee

New York, NY—Today, the Center for Reproductive Rights testified before the United Nations Human Rights Committee (UNHRC), informing the panel of the U.S…