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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Monday, July 20, 2015
Ignoring Objections of Major Medical Groups, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker Signs Cruel Ban on Abortion at 20 Weeks of Pregnancy
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed a measure into law today which bans safe and legal abortion after twenty weeks of pregnancy with an extremely narrow exception for medical emergencies. HB179—which is slated to take effect next year—was opposed by major medical groups in the state, including...
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Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Global NGOs Urge U.N. Human Rights Committee to Reaffirm the Right to Life Begins at Birth
More than 50 NGOs are calling upon the U.N. Human Rights Committee (U.N. HRC) to reinforce and elaborate on the measures states must take to guarantee women’s right to life on the basis of equality and nondiscrimination, including by eradicating preventable maternal mortalities and morbidities and...
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Wednesday, July 08, 2015
Congresswomen Introduce Historic Bill to Ensure Coverage of Abortion Services for All Women
Congresswomen Barbara Lee (D-CA), Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) and Diana DeGette (D-CO) today introduced the Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance (EACH Woman) Act, a groundbreaking piece of legislation that would ensure all women have access to health insurance coverage for abortion...
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Tuesday, June 30, 2015
State Court Blocks Florida Law That Forces Mandatory Delay, Additional Visits for Women Seeking Safe, Legal Abortion
A state court judge today blocked a recently passed Florida measure forcing a woman to wait at least 24 hours and make at least one additional trip before she is able to receive safe, legal abortion care. The law—which was slated to take effect on July 1, 2015 and will remain blocked while the case...
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Newswire article
Friday, June 26, 2015
Nation’s Highest Court Rules for Marriage Equality Across U.S.
The U.S. Supreme Court today ruled in favor of marriage equality and equal rights for same-sex couples no matter where they live. Today’s ruling specifically affirms that states cannot prohibit same-sex couples from marrying or refuse to recognize legal marriages of same-sex couples obtained in...
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Thursday, June 25, 2015
U.S. Supreme Court Preserves Affordable Care Act; Ensures Critical Health Benefits for Millions
The U.S. Supreme Court today issued a significant decision protecting affordable, quality health care benefits for millions across the U.S. under the Affordable Care Act. The Court’s decision in King v. Burwell preserves the Affordable Care Act’s federal tax credits for individuals who need...
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Monday, June 15, 2015
North Carolina’s Coercive Ultrasound Law Permanently Blocked as Supreme Court Refuses Review
The United States Supreme Court today declined to review a North Carolina law that would have forced a woman to undergo a narrated ultrasound before receiving an abortion—a measure that was blocked by both a district court and federal appeals court as unconstitutional. The U.S. Court of Appeals for...
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Thursday, June 11, 2015
New House Bill Would Prevent Harmful Federal Restrictions That Deny Safe Abortion Services to Millions Worldwide
New federal legislation was introduced today in the U.S. House of Representatives that would prevent future U.S. presidents from imposing a harmful policy barring any organization that receives U.S. international family planning assistance from providing information, referrals, or services for...
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Newswire article
Tuesday, June 09, 2015
Fifth Circuit Upholds Texas Clinic Shutdown Law, All But 7 Abortion Clinics At Risk of Closure
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has upheld some of the most harmful provisions of Texas’ far-reaching and extreme clinic shutdown law, putting most abortion clinics in the state at risk of closure. Today’s decision allows the state’s requirement that every reproductive health care...
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Newswire article
Monday, June 01, 2015
​Center for Reproductive Rights Challenges Kansas Law Criminalizing Doctors for Providing Safe, Common Abortion Method
The Center for Reproductive Rights has filed a new lawsuit in state court today challenging a Kansas law banning the most commonly used method of ending a pregnancy in the second trimester—a law that could force some women to undergo an additional invasive unnecessary medical procedure even against...
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