Press Releases

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…

Shame On the FDA: More Deception and Delay

Today, the Food and Drug Administration announced that it would delay making a decision about Plan B, the emergency contraceptive commonly known as the morning-after pill, and seek public opinion about issues related to over-the-counter approval of the product…

For First Time in NCLR’s History, Briefing on Reproductive Rights of Hispanic Women to be Held at Annual Conference

For the first time since the creation of the National Council of La Raza, two organizations focused on women's reproductive rights issues will host a briefing on the reproductive advancement of Latinas during La Raza's annual conference…

Key Victory In Appeals Court Against 2003 Federal Abortion Ban

Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit held unconstitutional the "Partial Birth Abortion Act of 2003," because the law failed to provide any exception if a woman's health is at stake…

Law Endangering Young Women Challenged in Federal Court:

Today on behalf of four women's health care centers and two individual physicians, the Center for Reproductive Rights and Planned Parenthood Federation of America asked a federal court to strike down a new law that will endanger the health and lives of young women seeking…