Press Releases

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…

Groups Ask Court to Block Abortion Ban

The American Civil Liberties Union, the Center for Reproductive Rights, and the Planned Parenthood Federation of America asked a federal court today to block a broad and dangerous Michigan ban on abortion…

Court Strikes Down Mississippi Abortion Law: Women in State Narrowly Escape Virtual Ban on Second Trimester Abortion

Today, women in Mississippi narrowly escaped a virtual ban on second trimester abortions in their state when the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi declared a 2004 law unconstitutional…

Tulsa Clinic Challenges Teen Abortion Act as it Hits Governor’s Desk

Today, the Center for Reproductive Rights filed a lawsuit in the U.S…

Teen Endangerment Act: Putting Politics Before Teens’ Well-Being

The Center for Reproductive Rights strongly opposes the abortion bill H.R. 748, passed by the House of Representatives today, and calls on the Senate to reject this harmful legislation…

FDA Commissioner Crawford, No More Stalling! Plan B Belongs On the Drugstore Shelves.

The Center for Reproductive Rights urges the FDA's Acting Commissioner Lester Crawford to issue a decision making the emergency contraceptive Plan B available…

U.S. Government’s Appeal in Federal Abortion Ban Case Heads to Court for the First Time

WHAT: Oral argument in Carhart v. Gonzales will be heard at U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit…

Alaska Supreme Court to Review Injunction on State’s Teen Abortion Law

WHAT: Oral arguments will be heard at the Alaska Supreme Court in Planned Parenthood of Alaska, et. al. v. State of Alaska…