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House Appropriations Committee Approves Abortion Coverage for Peace Corps Volunteers

(PRESS RELEASE) Today the House Committee on Appropriations voted to allow equal health care coverage for women in the Peace Corps seeking abortion care in cases of life endangerment, rape, and incest—a budgetary fix also adopted by the Senate that would provide Peace Corps Volunteers with…

Playing Politics with Women’s Health: U.S. Senator Pits Women’s Health Protection Act Against Nationwide Abortion Ban

(PRESS RELEASE) Today Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is expected to try to force a vote on his unconstitutional, nationwide abortion ban and cynically pit this measure against the Women’s Health Protection Act (S. 1696/H.R…

Mind Boggling

When Peace Corps Volunteer Christine Carcano was raped during her service in Peru, she confronted a mountain of challenges to overcome the experience: trauma, pelvic inflammatory disease from a sexually transmitted infection she contracted, and fear of being blamed and not believed…

Walker v. Jesson: Brief of Pro-Choice Resources as Amicus Curiae in Support of Respondent

In 2013, the Center for Reproductive Rights filed an amicus brief before the Minnesota Court of Appeals in Walker v.

Minnesota Court of Appeals Protects Insurance Coverage for Low-Income Women

(PRESS RELEASE) The Minnesota Court of Appeals today upheld a district court decision which dismissed a conservative legal group’s discriminatory efforts to end state insurance coverage of medically-necessary abortion services for low-income women in Minnesota…

The High Cost of State Bans on Abortion Coverage

Since 1976, anti-choice politicians unable to explicitly ban abortion have sought to make it unaffordable by passing federal and state bans on insurance coverage for abortion care. Today, numerous state and federal laws impose unfair and harmful limitations on such insurance coverage…

UN Human Rights Committee: U.S. Should Ensure Health Coverage for Immigrant Women

(PRESS RELEASE) The United Nations Human Rights Committee is urging the United States to address the critical health care coverage needs for immigrant women and families…

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Challenges to Birth Control Benefits in Affordable Care Act

(PRESS RELEASE) The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments today in two for-profit companies’ lawsuits against the Affordable Care Act’s birth control benefit—a critical component of the health care law’s expansion of preventive health care services for all women…

Federal Court Permanently Strikes Down Arkansas 12-Week Abortion Ban as Unconstitutional

(PRESS RELEASE) A federal district judge permanently struck down an Arkansas law banning abortion at 12 weeks of pregnancy

Our Work in Focus

Two years ago today, President Barack Obama signed into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act…
In 2002, abortion was decriminalized on broad grounds in Nepal…
Around the world, the unmet need for safe and effective contraceptive services is staggering: Roughly 215 million women in developing countries rely on traditional contraceptive methods with high failure rates…
The Center for Reproductive Rights, University of Miami School of Law, the Human Rights Center of the University of Diego Portales (Chile), and the Human Rights Institute of Columbia Law School hosted the conference,…

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