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The U.S. Legal Department strives to protect and advance reproductive liberty and access to reproductive health care in the United States by employing diverse strategies grounded in CRR's legal expertise.

To learn more about the different areas of our work, please check out our U.S. litigation, advocacy work in Washington, D.C. and the states, U.S.-based human rights work, and our Law School Initiative.

The Center's litigation work in the United States seeks to broadly promote reproductive rights. Our goals include:

  • Securing recognition that reproductive freedom is both a fundamental constitutional right and a human right that the government is obligated to respect, protect and fulfill;
  • Ensuring that all women have access to safe and affordable contraception;
  • Protecting women’s access to safe, legal and affordable abortion services;
  • Ensuring that adolescents have access to reproductive health services; that adolescents’ confidentiality is protected in their pursuit of those services; and that adolescents have access to age-appropriate, comprehensive sexuality education;
  • Defending abortion providers against unreasonable government actions

In The Spotlight

Concluding Observations: Benin_CESCR_2002_English

Concluding Observations: Benin_CESCR_2002_English…

Concluding Observations: Benin_Committee on the Rights of the Child_1999_French

Concluding Observations: Benin_Committee on the Rights of the Child_1999_French…

Concluding Observations: Benin, the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

In 2002 The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights considered the initial report of Benin on its implementation of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. Read the complete concluding observations below…

Center for Reproductive Rights Statement on Senate’s Vote to Repeal the Global Gag Rule

The Center for Reproductive Rights calls on President Bush to sign the bill repealing the Global Gag Rule…

Female Genital Mutilation: A Matter of Human Rights An Advocate's Guide to Action

Our position is that FC/FGM must be acknowledged as a violation of the human rights of women and girls - it cannot be separated from deep-seated and pervasive discrimination…

Women of the World: Laws and Policies Affecting Their Reproductive Lives – Francophone Africa

Women of the World: Laws and Policies Affecting Their Reproductive Lives - Francophone Africa, is the result of an in-depth examination of laws and policies affecting women's reproductive health and rights in seven countries of Francophone Africa: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon,…