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House Passes Build Back Better Act with Historic Maternal Health Investments

11.19.2021 – (PRESS STATEMENT) Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Build Back Better Act, which includes key maternal health investments from the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act of 2021 and permanent, mandatory year-long [...]

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Over 150 State Legislators Sign Letter to Call on the Senate to Enact Permanent and Mandatory Postpartum Medicaid Investments in Build Back Better Act

State legislators across 38 states encourage congressional leadership to include permanent and mandatory postpartum Medicaid coverage for one year in the Build Back Better Act.

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Center for Reproductive Rights Statement on U.S. Department of Justice Lawsuit Against Texas on Six-Week Abortion Ban

09.09.2021 – (PRESS RELEASE) -- Statement from Nancy Northup, President and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights regarding the Department of Justice’s lawsuit against the state of Texas on S.B. 8: “It’s a gamechanger [...]

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Statement: House Passes Spending Bill Without Helms Amendment

07.29.2021 Statement by Nancy Northup, president and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights: We applaud the House of Representatives on the historic passage of an appropriations bill that will significantly advance sexual and reproductive [...]

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Hyde Amendment Omitted from President’s Budget for First Time in Decades

05.28.2021 Statement from Nancy Northup, president & CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights: “Today’s release of President Biden’s budget proposal marks the first time in decades that a president has submitted a budget without the [...]

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Statement from Lourdes Rivera, Senior Vice President of the Center for Reproductive Rights, on the Confirmation of Vanita Gupta for Department of Justice Associate Attorney General:

We congratulate Vanita Gupta on her historic confirmation as Associate Attorney General and are encouraged that a bipartisan majority of the Senate has recognized her robust record and experience as a civil rights attorney and [...]

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Statement on the Release of the U.S. State Department’s 2020 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

Statement from Nancy Northup, President and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights, on the release of the U.S. State Department’s 2020 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices: Today, Secretary of State Blinken affirmed what [...]

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Statement on India’s Medical Termination of Pregnancy Amendment

This week, India’s Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Bill 2020 (‘MTP Bill’) was introduced and passed by the Upper House of the Parliament. The Bill amends the 50-year-old MTP Act, 1971, which sets the conditions, [...]

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Statement on the Confirmation of Xavier Becerra for Secretary of Health and Human Services

  Statement from Nancy Northup, President and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights, on the Confirmation of Xavier Becerra for Secretary of Health and Human Services: Attorney General Becerra brings to HHS a deep [...]

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CEO Nancy Northup’s Statement on President Biden’s Executive Order

(New York) – Today, President Joe Biden issued an executive order repealing the Global Gag Rule that had been re-issued and greatly expanded during the Trump Administration; beginning the repeal of the Title X rule; [...]

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Center for Reproductive Rights Statement on the Election of Joseph R. Biden, Jr. as the 46th President of the United States

Center for Reproductive Rights Statement on the election of Joseph R. Biden, Jr. as the 46th President of the United States Statement of Nancy Northup, President and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights:  The [...]

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STATEMENT: Trump Administration Releases Draft Report of the Commission on Unalienable Rights

Statement from Nancy Northup, president and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights: "Today, the Trump Administration rolled out a draft report by the Commission on Unalienable Rights, seeking once again to erase reproductive rights from the global discourse. [...]

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New Website Exposes Motives of Anti-Abortion Policymakers

While last week’s Supreme Court decision struck down a Louisiana anti-abortion law, hundreds of restrictive abortion laws remain on the books—a new online tool seeks to hold state lawmakers accountable for promoting women’s, children’s health. [...]

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