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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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Members of Congress Introduce Bill to Protect Abortion Access

06.08.21 (PRESS RELEASE) — Today, the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA)—a bill that would protect the right to access abortion throughout the country—was introduced in the House by U.S. Representatives Judy Chu (D-CA), Lois Frankel (D-FL), [...]

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Technical Paper: Accountability for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Humanitarian Settings

This paper examines obligations under international law regarding access to SRH information and services for civilians in humanitarian settings.

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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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Center Applauds Reintroduction of Reproductive Rights are Human Rights Act in U.S. Congress

5.26.2021 (PRESS RELEASE) -- The Center for Reproductive Rights commends Senators Robert Menendez(D-NJ), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Representatives Katherine Clark (MA-05), Gregory Meeks (NY-05), Barbara Lee (CA-13), Lois [...]

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Statement on the Confirmation of Kristen Clarke for Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights

Statement from Lourdes Rivera, Senior Vice President of the Center for Reproductive Rights: We congratulate Kristen Clarke on her historic confirmation as Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights and are encouraged that a bipartisan majority [...]

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Center Submits Comment on Proposed Changes to Health Privacy Regulation

On May 6, 2021, the Center submitted a comment in response to a proposed rule from the Department of Health and Human Services modifying the HIPAA Privacy Rule, which provides protections for the use and disclosure of individuals’ health information. [...]

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Center Submits Comment on Proposed Rule to End Trump-era “Domestic Gag Rule”

On May 17, 2021, the Center for Reproductive Rights submitted a comment on the Biden Administration’s proposed rule on "Ensuring Access to Equitable, Affordable, Client-Centered, Quality Family Planning Services." The proposed rule change would restore [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

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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Briefing Paper: Improving International Human Rights Standards on Adolescents’ Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights

This briefing paper discusses some gaps in jurisprudence by the Committee on the Rights of the Child and the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women with respect to the sexual and reproductive rights of adolescents in view of social and legal realities in the South Asia region. The paper makes recommendations to United Nations treaty monitoring bodies for improving standards in their Concluding Observations to South Asian countries and General Comments that would strengthen guarantees for adolescents' sexual and reproductive rights.

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Coalition Letter Supporting the Access to Contraception for Servicemembers and Dependents Act of 2021

The Center joined 32 organizations in submitting a sign-on letter on April 20, 2021, to lead sponsors Senator Shaheen and Congresswomen Speier, Escobar, and Strickland in support of the Access to Contraception for Servicemembers and [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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