Press Room

Welcome to the Press Room. For more background information on the Center's cases and reproductive rights-related issues, please send emails to press@reprorights.org.

Press Releases

Mississippi Governor Bryant Signs Dangerous and Unconstitutional Ban on Abortion

(PRESS RELEASE) Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant signed into law today a measure banning abortion in the state after 20 weeks of pregnancy—with zero exceptions for survivors of rape or incest and only an extremely narrow exception for medical emergencies and lethal fetal abnormalities…

Oklahoma Governor Signs Bill Severely Restricting Access to Medication Abortion

(PRESS RELEASE) Less than a year after the courts overturned Oklahoma’s attempt to ban safe and legal medication abortion in the state, Governor Mary Fallin signed into law today restrictions on women’s access to a non-surgical method of ending a pregnancy in its earliest stages using…

Texas Hospital Discriminates Against Physicians Providing Abortion Services

(PRESS RELEASE) Two Texas physicians filed a lawsuit today against University General Hospital Dallas (UGHD) after their admitting privileges were arbitrarily…

In The Spotlight

A Call to Pass the #ActforWomen

Nancy Kaufman, the CEO of the National Council of Jewish Women, makes an impassioned call on Congress to pass the Women’s Health Protection Act in an op-ed that appeared on

New York Times: Spain’s regressive abortion bill

Regarding “Spain’s alarming abortion debate” (Editorial, Jan. 18): When a country severely restricts women’s access to abortion, as Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is proposing in Spain, it shames and stigmatizes all women who may need to end a pregnancy…

Talking Points Memo: Roe V. Wade Anniversary: Fights Over Abortion Are Often One-Sided

Politicians in the U.S. House of Representatives have already made it clear that—once again—one of their top priorities for the new year will be to continue their relentless assault on women’s health and rights…

MSNBC: Victory in North Carolina

The Center for Reproductive Right’s Nancy Northup appeared on the Melissa Harris-Perry Show just hours after a federal judge permanently blocked an unconstitutional forced ultrasound law that did nothing to further the health and safety of women and served only to shame them out of their…

Rolling Stone: The Stealth War on Abortion

On the morning of December 11th, Gretchen Whitmer, the charismatic 42-year-old minority leader of the Michigan Senate, stood before her colleagues in the Statehouse in Lansing, and told them something she'd told almost no one before. "Over 20 years ago, I was a victim of rape," she said…