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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Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Senate Blocks Federal Bill That Would Have Denied Survivors of Human Trafficking Safe and Legal Abortion
Today 43 Senators stood up for women’s reproductive rights and blocked passage of legislation intended to help survivors of human trafficking that would have denied women access to safe and legal abortion. The Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act (S 178), introduced by Senator John Cornyn (R-...
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Thursday, February 19, 2015
Mississippi Asks Supreme Court to Review State’s Clinic Shutdown Law
Mississippi has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit blocking a law designed to close the last remaining abortion clinic in the state. Today’s filing follows the U.S. Fifth Circuit’s decision to uphold a lower court’s decision to...
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Tuesday, February 03, 2015
President Bachelet Introduces Legislation to Decriminalize Abortion in Chile
President Michelle Bachelet of Chile introduced a bill Saturday that would allow women access to safe and legal abortion services in cases of sexual violence, fetal impairments and life-endangerment. If passed, this bill would make Chile the 37th country to decriminalize abortion in certain...
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Tuesday, February 03, 2015
Obama Budget Continues Discriminatory Abortion Coverage Restrictions for Low-Income Women, But Would Restore Limited Coverage for D.C. Women
The Center for Reproductive Rights expressed disappointment today that President Barack Obama’s FY2016 budget retains a ban on abortion services for women receiving health care through the federal government by restricting Medicaid coverage for abortion in only extremely limited circumstances—a...
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Monday, January 26, 2015
New Report Calls on Texas Lawmakers to Restore Critical Reproductive Health Care Services for Latinas
The Center for Reproductive Rights and the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health released a new resource today outlining proactive policies that Texas politicians should enact to end the current health care crisis in Texas and restore access to critical reproductive health care services...
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Thursday, January 22, 2015
Center for Reproductive Rights: War On Women Is Over, If You Want It
On the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade , the historic decision by the U.S. Supreme Court that recognized a woman's constitutional right to abortion, the Center for Reproductive Rights has launched a new campaign, “ War on Women Is Over! If You Want It ,” to educate and activate individuals on the...
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Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Pro-Choice Champions in Congress Reintroduce Historic Women’s Health Protection Act
Renewing their commitment to the health and rights of women in the United States, Senators Richard Blumenthal and Tammy Baldwin and Representatives Judy Chu, Lois Frankel, and Marcia Fudge today will reintroduce the Women’s Health Protection Act—legislation designed to enforce and protect the right...
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Tuesday, January 06, 2015
113th Congress Saw Significant Pushback Against Attacks on Reproductive Health
In the face of relentless attacks on women’s reproductive health and rights, members of the 113th Congress brought a renewed focus on policies that promote equitable access to health care, support women and families, and prevent politicians and employers from interfering with personal decision-...
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Friday, November 21, 2014
Dominican Republic Reinforces Harmful Abortion Ban With New Penal Code
Despite more than 90,000 unsafe abortions occurring in the Dominican Republic each year and decades of international human rights law establishing a woman’s right to reproductive health care services, the Dominican Chamber of Deputies this week approved revisions to the country’s Penal Code that...
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Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Oklahoma Women At Risk of Losing Access to Non-Surgical Abortion on November 1
A district court judge has refused to block Oklahoma’s unconstitutional restrictions on medication abortion in an order issued this morning. The Center for Reproductive Rights is planning an emergency appeal to the Oklahoma Supreme Court to ensure women in the state will continue to have access to...
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