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President Obama Signs Historic Funding Bill Granting Peace Corps Volunteers Long-Denied Abortion Coverage

(PRESS RELEASE) Last night President Barack Obama signed the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act for FY 2015 into law, which includes an historic budgetary fix that will finally allow women serving in the Peace Corps equal health care coverage for abortion services in…

Supreme Court Denies Review of Arizona Abortion Restrictions, Politically Motivated Law Remains Blocked by Court Order

(PRESS RELEASE) The United States Supreme Court today declined to review an Arizona law that would severely limit women’s access to medication abortion, an extremely safe method of ending a pregnancy in its earliest stages…

U.N. Committee Denounces Romania for Denying Women Reproductive Health Care

(PRESS RELEASE) The United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (U.N. CESCR) has called on the Romanian government to revise its laws and policies to ensure access to reproductive health care for women and adolescents in the country…

U.N. Committee Calls On Nepal to Eradicate Child Marriage and Ensure Women’s Access to Safe Abortion Services

(PRESS RELEASE) The United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (U.N…

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Arguments on Discrimination Against Pregnant Employee

(PRESS RELEASE) Today the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in a case involving a former UPS delivery driver who was forced to take unpaid leave and lose her health benefits when her employer refused to accommodate her doctor’s orders to avoid heavy lifting while pregnant…

​Dominican Republic Reinforces Harmful Abortion Ban With New Penal Code

(PRESS RELEASE) 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…

Administrative Action on Immigration Provides Relief to Millions

(PRESS RELEASE) Last night’s executive action on immigration by President Barack Obama will protect up to 5 million  immigrants, many of them women, from deportation and allow them to receive work authorization…

Full Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Refuses to Rehear Mississippi Law Designed to Close Last Abortion Clinic

(PRESS RELEASE) The full U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has refused to reconsider the constitutionality of Mississippi’s arbitrary and medically unwarranted law forcing a physician performing abortions to have admitting privileges at a local hospital…

Center For Reproductive Rights Opens Geneva Office

(PRESS RELEASE) With the United Nations and human rights bodies being called upon frequently to protect women’s reproductive rights, the Center for Reproductive Rights is expanding its presence at the United Nations with the opening of a new office in Geneva, Switzerland…

United Nations Committee Examines U.S. Record On Torture

(PRESS RELEASE) The United Nations Committee against Torture meets in Geneva this week to review the United States’ record on torture and human rights violations…