Press Releases

Study Exposes Government Neglect Of Women’s Health In East And Southeast Asia

Manila, Philippines- Governments in East and Southeast Asia must work much harder to serve the reproductive health needs and promote the autonomy of the women in their region, according to a new report released today in Manila, Philippines by the Center for Reproductive

Statement on Ayotte v. Planned Parenthood of Northern New England

On November 30, 2005, the Supreme Court will hear argument in Ayotte v. Planned Parenthood of Northern New England, a case involving a New Hampshire law that prevents doctors from performing an abortion for a young woman under 18 until 48 hours after a parent has been notified…

Supreme Court Should Not Review Federal Abortion Ban Case, Center’s Brief Argues

New York, NY-Today, the Center for Reproductive Rights filed a brief in opposition to the federal government's request that the United States Supreme Court review the appellate court's decision in Gonzales v. Carhart. In that ruling, the U.S…

UN Human Rights Committee Makes Landmark Decision Establishing Women's Right to Access to Legal Abortion

New York, NY-Today, the United Nations Human Rights Committee (UNHRC) decided its first abortion case, KL v. Peru. The decision establishes that denying access to legal abortion violates women's most basic human rights…

GAO Report on FDA’S Plan B Decision Process Confirms Center's Lawsuit

The Government Accountability Office released a report finding that the Food and Drug Administration's refusal to make the emergency contraceptive, Plan B, available without a…

Center Files Friend-of-the-Court Brief in Supreme Court Abortion Case

Today, the Center for Reproductive Rights filed an amicus curiae brief in Ayotte v. Planned Parenthood of Northern New England, an abortion case scheduled to go before the Supreme Court on November 30…

Missouri Law Shuts Down Abortion Services at Only Abortion Clinic in Southwest Missouri

New York, NY-Today, the Center for Reproductive Rights filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri against a new law that will force the only abortion clinic in southwest Missouri to stop providing abortions…

Federal Court Strikes Michigan Abortion Ban for Third Time

Detroit, MI-The American Civil Liberties Union, the Center for Reproductive Rights, and the Planned Parenthood Federation of America today hailed a decision by a federal court striking down the third Michigan ban on abortion enacted by the Michigan Legislature in the past decade…

Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline's "Kiss and Tell" Law goes before Appeals Court

WHAT: Oral argument in Aid for Women v. Foulston will be heard at U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit…