Center for Reproductive Rights

The Center for Reproductive Rights uses the law to advance reproductive freedom as a fundamental human right that all governments are legally obligated to protect, respect, and fulfill.

Releases by this organization

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Wednesday, May 04, 2016
New Human Rights Case Filed on Behalf of Peruvian Rape Survivor Denied Emergency Contraception at Public Hospital
Peru’s ban on the distribution of emergency contraception in public hospitals denied a rape survivor access to essential medical treatment following her assault, according to a new case filed in the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) – a principal human rights body for the Americas...
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Friday, April 01, 2016
Arizona Governor Signs Bill Restricting Access to Medication Abortion
Arizona Governor Doug Ducey (R) signed a measure into law late last night which would restrict women’s access to medication abortion by forcing them to use a method of administering the medications that appears on the outdated, inferior, and less effective drug label originally approved by the FDA...
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Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Updated FDA Label Better Reflects Evidence-Based Medicine, Could Expand Access to Medication Abortion
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced it intends to approve a change to the label for Mifepristone (known as Mifeprex®), a drug used to end an early pregnancy, in order to better reflect current medical practice and years of scientific evidence. This change has the potential to...
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Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Peruvian Government Publicly Recognizes Human Rights Violations Against Rape Survivor As Part of Landmark U.N. Abortion Case
The Peruvian government publicly acknowledged the human rights violations suffered by L.C., a rape survivor who was denied a medically-necessary abortion, as part of a historic United Nations (U.N.) ruling. Peru’s Minister of Justice, Aldo Alejandro Vásquez Ríos, admitted the government’s failure...
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Wednesday, March 23, 2016
U.S. Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in Second Attack on ACA Birth Control Benefit
Today the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Zubik v. Burwell , in which religiously affiliated organizations are seeking to prevent their employees from accessing affordable insurance coverage for contraception, even when that coverage is provided by a third party. The organizations...
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Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Center for Reproductive Rights Statement on the Announcement of Supreme Court Nominee Merrick Garland
Said Nancy Northup, president and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights: "Today, President Obama took an important step by nominating Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court. Supreme Court Justices are responsible for some of the most consequential legal decisions affecting the lives of all...
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Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Senate Judiciary Committee Holds Hearing To Restrict Women’s Access to Safe, Legal Abortion
Rather than fulfilling their constitutional duty to help fill the 25 current judicial vacancies in the federal court system currently in their charge, the Senate Judiciary Committee today instead held a hearing focusing on further restricting women’s constitutional right to access to safe and legal...
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Thursday, March 10, 2016
U.N. Human Rights Expert Condemns Broad Range of Reproductive Rights Violations as Torture
Child marriage, forced pregnancy testing in schools, abuse of women seeking maternal health services and restrictive abortion laws can amount to torture or ill-treatment and must be eradicated, according to a new report by the U.N. Special Rapporteur on Torture. In the report that covers a broad...
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Friday, March 04, 2016
Supreme Court Steps In To Protect Abortion Access in Louisiana
With only one Justice dissenting, the U.S. Supreme Court today agreed to suspend a recent ruling from the U.S Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit which would have shuttered three of the four remaining abortion clinics in Louisiana. Today’s order—which allows the two Louisiana clinics immediately...
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Wednesday, March 02, 2016
SUPREME COURT SHOWDOWN: Justices to Hear Oral Arguments in Historic Challenge to Texas’ Clinic Shutdown Law
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments today in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, a historic challenge to a Texas sham law designed to sneak around the Constitution and more than four decades of high court precedent to deny women the right to safe, legal abortion. Texas’ clinic shutdown...
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