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Federal Court Blocks Enforcement of Louisiana Law Threatening Women’s Access to Safe and Legal Abortion

(PRESS RELEASE) A Louisiana state law specifically designed to shutter abortion clinics across the state will not be enforced on September 1, according to a federal district court

Federal Court Protects Texas Women from Further Loss of Abortion Access

Following a trial earlier this month, today a federal district court judge struck down two components of an anti-abortion Texas omnibus law that has already closed approximately half the state’s abortion clinics and threatened to restrict access to safe and legal abortion across the state even…

UN Committee Calls on United States to Immediately Address Racial Discrimination in Health Care

(PRESS RELEASE) The United States has failed to make sufficient progress in addressing racial and gender disparities in access to health care, according to new concluding observations (attached) from the UN Committee on Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD)…

Louisiana Health Care Providers in Court to Protect Access to Safe, Legal Abortion Care

The Center for Reproductive Rights joined the law firm of Morrison & Foerster in a new federal lawsuit today challenging a Louisiana state law signed by Governor Bobby Jindal in June specifically designed to shutter abortion clinics across the…

Uganda President Yoweri Museveni Signs Callous Law Criminalizing HIV and AIDS Transmission

(PRESS RELEASE) Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni signed legislation this week criminalizing the transmission of HIV, a measure that allows doctors to violate confidentiality and disclose their patients’ HIV status without consent and calls for mandatory testing…

Women’s Health Advocates Call on United States to Address Widespread Discrimination in Health Care

(PRESS RELEASE) Women of color face significant obstacles in obtaining essential health care services in the United States, according to a new report jointly issued today by the Center for Reproductive Rights, SisterSong

Houston Mayor and City Council Members Call for Passage of Federal Women’s Health Protection Act, Repeal of Texas HB2

(PRESS RELEASE) In the wake of devastating attacks on critical women’s health care by Texas politicians, Houston Mayor Annise Parker and eight members of the Houston City Council urged the U.S…

Peruvian Government Complies with Settlement in Decades-old Sexual Assault Case

(PRESS RELEASE) Almost 20 years since a doctor at a public hospital raped a young woman who was seeking medical care, the Peruvian government has finally complied with the friendly settlement of the woman’s case, according to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR)—a main…

French President Approves Gender Equality Law

(PRESS RELEASE) France affirms that women can obtain an abortion without restriction as to reason during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy with passage of a sweeping gender equality law today by President François Holland…

Trial Begins in Second Challenge to Texas’ Unconstitutional Abortion Restrictions

(PRESS RELEASE) Today marks the beginning of a four-day trial in the second challenge to Texas’ unconstitutional package of abortion restrictions intended to shutter clinics across the state.  Federal district court Judge Lee Yeakel in Austin will hear arguments on the Center for…