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Appeals Court Affirms Decision Striking Down Unconstitutional Abortion Ban

06.16.2021 – (PRESS RELEASE) Today, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of people seeking abortion care in North Carolina, upholding a lower court’s decision to strike down an abortion ban. The law [...]

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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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United States: On Anniversary of George Floyd’s Murder, the Focus on Systemic Racism as Human Rights Violations Must Continue

05.25.21  Statement by Nancy Northup, President and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights:  One year ago today, the world witnessed the dehumanizing treatment and horrific murder of George Floyd by a Minnesota police officer.   This event confronted American society, once again, with the brutality of systemic racism. While this chapter of racial reckoning is still [...]

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Supreme Court to Hear Abortion Ban Case Challenging Roe v. Wade

5.17.2021 – (PRESS RELEASE) Today, the U.S. Supreme Court granted Mississippi’s request to review a case challenging the state’s ban on abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy. These kind of bans on abortion prior to [...]

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Texas Passes Ban on Abortion at Six Weeks of Pregnancy

05.13.2021 – (PRESS RELEASE) Today, the Texas Senate passed a bill banning abortion as early as six-weeks of pregnancy—before many people even know they are pregnant. The bill also allows anyone – from local anti-abortion [...]

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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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Kansas Ban on Standard Abortion Method Struck Down as Unconstitutional

04.07.21 (PRESS RELEASE) – Today, a Kansas state court permanently blocked the state’s ban on the standard method of abortion after approximately 14 to 15 weeks of pregnancy, a procedure known as D&E. The ruling comes after the Kansas Supreme Court recognized for the first time in 2019 that Kansans have [...]

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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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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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Court Blocks South Carolina Abortion Ban as Litigation Continues

Today, a federal district court granted a preliminary injunction blocking a South Carolina law that would have banned abortion as early as six weeks into pregnancy, before many people know they’re pregnant. Instead of addressing [...]

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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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Tennessee’s Medically Unsound ‘Abortion Reversal’ Law Remains Blocked By Federal Courts

Today, a federal court in Tennessee issued a preliminary injunction, blocking a state law that would have forced doctors to provide false and misleading information to their patients about the potential to “reverse” a medication [...]

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Court Will Block South Carolina Abortion Ban One Day After Gov. McMaster Signed It Into Law

Today, a federal district court announced that it will temporarily block a law passed yesterday in South Carolina that bans abortion before many people know they’re pregnant. The law took effect yesterday after Gov. Henry [...]

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South Carolina Passes First Abortion Ban of 2021; Lawsuit Filed

Moments ago, South Carolina politicians passed the first abortion ban of 2021 — a ban on abortion at six weeks of pregnancy. A legal challenge and request for emergency relief is imminent. Planned Parenthood South [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

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