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Black Maternal Health Week is April 11-17

As the U.S. faces a maternal health crisis, with Black women three times more likely to die than white women from pregnancy complications, the Center for Reproductive Rights has partnered to sponsor Black Maternal Health Week, April 11-17—a seven-day series aimed at raising awareness, inspiring activism, and strengthening organizing for Black maternal health.

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Perilous Pregnancies: Health Care for Undocumented Migrant Women in the EU (2020)

A report by the Center for Reproductive Rights on the barriers in access to affordable maternal health care for undocumented migrant women in the European Union. International public health guidelines stipulate that reducing maternal mortality [...]

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Washington Post Op-ed: Center CEO Urges Congress to Protect Abortion Access

Following the Center’s recent U.S. Supreme Court victory in June Medical Services v. Russo, Center for Reproductive Rights president and CEO Nancy Northup, in an opinion piece for The Washington Post, called on Congress to [...]

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Center Leader Recognized for Work on Black Maternal Health

Breana Lipscomb, Senior Manager of the Maternal Health and Rights Initiative at the Center for Reproductive Rights, was recently awarded the inaugural Kira Johnson Advocate of the Year Award for her work on Black maternal [...]

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New Trump Administration Rule Will Encourage Discrimination in Health Care

Changes Apply to the Implementation of ACA’s Section 1557 That Protects Women, LGBTQ People, and Immigrants The Trump administration just finalized a new rule that would harm health care access for women, LGBTQ people, and [...]

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Center CEO Urges Congress to Pass Legislation to Protect Abortion Access

House Hearing on Women’s Health Protection Act Held February 12 Nancy Northup, President and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights, testified on February 12 at a hearing before the U.S. House of Representatives in [...]

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Speak Out Now Against Health Care Discrimination

Today, the Trump administration continued chipping away at civil rights protections by proposing a rule that endorses discrimination in health care settings—putting patients’ lives and health at risk. This rule, published by the Department of [...]

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They Are Girls: Reproductive Rights Violations in Latin America and the Caribbean

Background The Latin America and Caribbean region is the only one in the world where the number of girls under 15 giving birth continues to rise. Access to sexual and reproductive health services can save [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

Help us ensure that every government around the world guarantees them.

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Unequal Access to Maternal Health Care in the EU

Access to quality maternal health care is a human right to which all women and girls are entitled. Regardless of nationality, ethnicity, race, or any other social, economic or political affiliation, all pregnant persons are [...]

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Free and Reunited: The Women Behind Bars in El Salvador

Free and Reunited: The Women Behind Bars in El Salvador

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Center Files Emergency Motion with the U.S. Supreme Court to Block Louisiana Law

Update: The United States Supreme Court issued a temporary administrative stay on February 1, preventing the admitting privileges law from going into effect today, February 4. The Court now has until Thursday, February 7 to respond [...]

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Protect, Defend, Extend: State of the States 2018

Protect, Defend, Extend: State of the States 2018 In 2018, state legislatures continued their unrelenting attack on abortion access—our report examines those tactics, as well as how advocates are fighting back Opponents of abortion rights [...]

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Hearing Recap: Judge Kavanaugh’s Testimony Confirms Hostile Record and Philosophy on Reproductive Rights

    Hearing Recap: Judge Kavanaugh’s Testimony Confirms Hostile Record and Philosophy on Reproductive Rights Read the summary of our report on the hearing         During his confirmation hearing, Judge Brett Kavanaugh [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

Help us ensure that every government around the world guarantees them.