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Statement from Nancy Northup on the Biden-Harris Administration’s Announcement on Actions to Further Abortion Access

08.26.2022 — On Friday, August 26, the Biden-Harris administration announced further actions to implement President Biden’s Executive Orders on abortion access (EO 14076 and EO 14079). Statement from Nancy Northup, President & CEO of the [...]

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Bill to Protect Abortion Rights Falls Short of Senate Passage

02.28.22 (PRESS RELEASE) — Today, the U.S. Senate voted on the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA), which would protect access to abortion in all 50 states. The historic vote took place against the backdrop of the Supreme Court [...]

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U.S. Senate Will Vote to Protect Abortion in Federal Law

02.17.22 (PRESS RELEASE)— Today, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer announced that the Senate will vote on the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA) on February 28, 2022. The bill—which would protect the right to abortion [...]

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Statement on Biden Administration’s National Strategy on Gender Equity and Equality

10.22.2021 (PRESS STATEMENT) Statement from Nancy Northup, President & CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights: “We are thrilled with the Biden administration’s first-ever National Strategy on Gender Equity and Equality. We applaud President Biden’s [...]

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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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U.S. Supreme Court’s LGBTQ Anti-Discrimination Ruling Comes Only Days After Federal Rule Strips Protections

Today the U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark civil rights decision affirming that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects LGBTQ people from employment discrimination. This powerful ruling comes only four days [...]

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Virginia Legislature Removes Medically Unnecessary Barriers to Abortion Access

Today, the Virginia General Assembly passed the Reproductive Health Protection Act, which will expand access to abortion care by repealing medically unnecessary restrictions that have made it difficult for Virginians to access safe and legal [...]

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Record Support in Congress for Bill to Protect Abortion Access

The Women’s Health Protection Act of 2019 (H.R. 2975) has surpassed 200 cosponsors in the House of Representatives, more signers than ever before (PRESS RELEASE) The Center for Reproductive Rights applauds the more than 200 [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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Center for Reproductive Rights Fully Supports New Federal Legislation to Protect Abortion Access

Center for Reproductive Rights Fully Supports New Federal Legislation to Protect Abortion Access Today, the Center for Reproductive Rights joined leaders in Congress and reproductive health, rights, and justice advocates to celebrate the reintroduction of [...]

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Virginia District Court Rejects Bid to Halt Lawsuit Against the Commonwealth’s Longstanding Abortion Restrictions

Virginia District Court Rejects Bid to Halt Lawsuit Against the Commonwealth’s Longstanding Abortion Restrictions Decision allows challenge by Virginia health care providers to move forward (PRESS RELEASE) A Virginia federal court today rejected the Commonwealth’s efforts to shut [...]

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Council of Europe Decision Calls on Poland to Immediately Grant Women Access to Legal Abortion Care and Services

Council of Europe Decision Calls on Poland to Immediately Grant Women Access to Legal Abortion Care and Services (PRESS RELEASE)The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe today called on Poland to immediately put [...]

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Virginia Health Care Providers File New Lawsuit Challenging Longstanding Abortion Restrictions

Virginia Health Care Providers File New Lawsuit Challenging Longstanding Abortion Restrictions Lawsuit brought by health care providers challenges abortion restrictions in the Commonwealth of Virginia — some of which have been on the books for [...]

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Nigeria’s Federal High Court Strikes Out Civil Society Organization’s Case of a Woman Who Was Illegally Detained and Died During Confinement

(PRESS RELEASE) The family of a woman who was illegally detained for the inability to clear her medical bill and denied emergency services leading to her death, yesterday had their case dismissed by the Federal [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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