Press Releases

Statement from Nancy Northup, President, Center for Reproductive Rights

The Center for Reproductive Rights urges Congress to reject the Teen Endangerment Act (H.R. 748; S. 8, 396, 403)…

Michigan Abortion Ban Put on Hold While Challenge Proceeds

The American Civil Liberties Union, the Center for Reproductive Rights, and Planned Parenthood Federation of America announced today that Michigan has agreed to delay enforcement of its recently enacted abortion ban until the court considers the legal challenge against the law later this…

Statement from Nancy Northup, President, Center for Reproductive Rights

The Center for Reproductive Rights is extremely pleased that the Indian Supreme Court is taking action against the illegal and coercive sterilization practices in its country, after concerned Indian nongovernmental organizations filed a petition against the government two years…

As World Eases Restrictions on Abortion, U.S. Becomes More Restrictive, Study Finds

Since 1995, 15 countries have passed laws making abortion legal under more circumstances, while only five-including the United States-have taken steps to make abortion illegal or more difficult for women to obtain…

What’s Missing from the Beijing Platform?

WHAT: Panel presentation and open discussion on legal strategies for implementing the reproductive rights commitments of the Beijing Platform for Action adopted ten years ago at the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing…

Women’s Health Care Providers Challenge Michigan Law Banning Virtually All Abortions

The American Civil Liberties Union, the Center for Reproductive Rights, and Planned Parenthood Federation of America asked a federal court today to strike down a broad abortion ban that would outlaw virtually all abortions in the state and interfere with a doctor's ability to provide other…

Center Sues FDA for Denying Women Over-the-Counter Access to Emergency Contraception

Read the complaint online (PDF) | Virtual Press Kit…

Alberto Gonzales: Three Questions the Attorney General Nominee Must Address

The Center for Reproductive Rights calls on the U.S. Attorney General nominee Alberto Gonzales to fully disclose his positions on reproductive rights issues during his Senate confirmation hearing…

Statement by Nancy Northup, President, Center for Reproductive Rights

New York - The Center for Reproductive Rights salutes both the California Attorney General Bill Lockyer and National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association (NFPRHA) for filing lawsuits against the Weldon amendment – the anti-choice provision recently placed in a 2005 federal…