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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…

12 Countries Call on El Salvador to Decriminalize Abortion

(PRESS RELEASE) Twelve countries denounced the criminalization of abortion in El Salvador this week as part of the Universal Periodic Review of the country currently being conducted by the United Nations Human Rights Council…

Government of Nepal Hosts Convening on Ending Child Marriage with South Asian Governments

(PRESS RELEASE) With 130 million South Asian girls expected to be forced into early marriage by 2030, the government of Nepal is hosting a convening on using the law to end child marriage, particularly focusing on how the lack of government accountability is leading to these human rights…

Center for Reproductive Rights Statements on 2014 Anti-Choice Ballot Initiative Results

(PRESS RELEASE) The Center for Reproductive Rights issued the following statements on the defeat of anti-choice ballot measures in Colorado and North Dakota and passage of an anti-choice constitutional amendment in Tennessee. 

Center for Reproductive Rights Statement on the Election of Attorney General Greg Abbott to Texas Governor

(PRESS RELEASE) Today the Center for Reproductive Rights called on Texas Governor-Elect Greg Abbott to reject the extreme and divisive positions taken during his gubernatorial campaign and tenure as Texas Attorney General and reassure Texas women that their fundamental constitutional and…

Oklahoma Supreme Court Blocks Two Unconstitutional Measures Designed to Severely Restrict Access to Abortion

(PRESS RELEASE) Today the Oklahoma Supreme Court blocked two unconstitutional measures designed to drastically reduce abortion services in the state, ensuring Oklahoma women will continue to have safe and legal options to end a pregnancy while the legal battle continues…

Oklahoma Women At Risk of Losing Access to Non-Surgical Abortion on November 1

(PRESS RELEASE) A district court judge has refused to block Oklahoma’s unconstitutional restrictions on medication abortion in an order issued this…

North Dakota’s Highest Court Upholds Unconstitutional Restrictions on Medication Abortion

(PRESS RELEASE) North Dakota’s law severely restricting medication abortion—a non-surgical method of ending a pregnancy in its earliest stages—has been upheld by…