Anti-Choice Harassment

The U.S. Legal Department strives to protect and advance reproductive liberty and access to reproductive health care in the United States by employing diverse strategies grounded in CRR's legal expertise.

To learn more about the different areas of our work, please check out our U.S. litigation, advocacy work in Washington, D.C. and the states, U.S.-based human rights work, and our Law School Initiative.

The Center's litigation work in the United States seeks to broadly promote reproductive rights. Our goals include:

  • Securing recognition that reproductive freedom is both a fundamental constitutional right and a human right that the government is obligated to respect, protect and fulfill;
  • Ensuring that all women have access to safe and affordable contraception;
  • Protecting women’s access to safe, legal and affordable abortion services;
  • Ensuring that adolescents have access to reproductive health services; that adolescents’ confidentiality is protected in their pursuit of those services; and that adolescents have access to age-appropriate, comprehensive sexuality education;
  • Defending abortion providers against unreasonable government actions

En Vedette

Admitting that Abortion is Safe

For years, extremist activists and politicians have offered up false science and feigned concern for women’s health as part of their strategy to limit abortion access…

Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest, et al. v. State of Alaska

In 2007, the Alaska Supreme Court ruled that a law challenged by the Center for Reproductive Rights, which would have required minors under 17 to have parental consent or a court order to obtain an abortion, violated the right to privacy under the Alaska Constitution.  In August 2010,

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Pursuit of Justice

The story of Polish daughter and mother P and S is deeply complicated. P, a teenager, was raped and became pregnant as a consequence. She wanted to terminate the pregnancy and had a right to under Poland's laws…

Our Work in Focus

Human Rights defenders are the activists, including journalists, lawyers, judges, and healthcare providers, whose work allows others to exercise their human rights…
In the United States, state legislatures wield enormous power to control women's access to abortion and other reproductive healthcare services…

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