News Article

In The Spotlight

Colombia: The Right to True and Accurate Information

A decision is expected at any time on a Colombian Constitutional Court case revolving around women's fundamental right to information on sexual and reproductive health care…

Personhood Falls Flat…Again

Practice and repetition do not always guarantee success. Just take a look at the personhood movement for proof…

Detroit News Blasts Michigan Legislature

The Detroit News Editorial Page blasts state lawmakers in its own backyard for their latest anti-choice behavior, including wasting time proposing bills that would restrict women’s access to…

India Pushed to Prioritize Women’s Health

Late last week, India came under pressure during its review before the U.N. Human Rights Council for continually failing to make the health of women and girls a priority. …

Introducing the 2012-2014 CRR-CLS Fellow: Margaux J. Hall

Margaux J. Hall is the fourth recipient of the two-year Center for Reproductive Rights-Columbia Law School Fellowship that prepares lawyers for careers as law professors and legal scholars. Ms…

Pro-Choice Hero Dies at 101

News from The New York Times this week that a pro-choice hero died this past Tuesday.  Dr. Jean Pakter headed New York City's bureau of maternity services and family planning from 1960 to 1982…

Human Rights Defender Fends Off Attack

Every day, human rights defenders draw on deep wells of passion and commitment as they stand up for people who have no voice, no power. …

Winner Announced for 2012 New Student Scholarship Prize

The Center for Reproductive Rights, in collaboration with Law Students for Reproductive Justice, is pleased to announce the winner of the seventh annual Sarah Weddington Writing Prize for New Student Scholarship in Reproductive Rights…

United Nations Adopts Groundbreaking Resolution on Young People’s Reproductive Health

Late Friday, the United Nations Commission on Population and Development (CPD) issued a bold resolution supporting young people’s sexual and reproductive health and rights…

UN Committee Holds Brazil Accountable

Last year, the Center for Reproductive Rights won a groundbreaking victory in our eight-year battle on behalf of Alyne da Silva Pimentel, an impoverished Afro-brazilian woman…