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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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Statement: House Passes Spending Bill Free From Hyde

07.29.2021 Statement from Nancy Northup, president and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights:  Today, ​for the first time in more than 40 years, the House of Representatives passed an appropriations package free from the Hyde [...]

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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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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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Add Your Voice to End the Trump-era “Domestic Gag Rule” by May 17

Monday, May 17, is the final day for the public to submit comments to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on the Biden Administration’s proposed rule change that would end the Trump-era “domestic gag rule.” The domestic gag rule targets the Title X family planning program with regulations limiting access to reproductive health care services.

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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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Biden Administration to Rescind Trump-era “Domestic Gag Rule”

The Biden Administration on Wednesday issued a proposed rule to undo a harmful Trump-era policy, known as the “domestic gag rule,” that targeted the Title X family planning program with regulations limiting access to reproductive health care services.

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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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Statement from Lourdes Rivera, Senior Vice President of U.S. Programs at the Center for Reproductive Rights, on President Biden’s Proclamation on Black Maternal Health Week in the U.S.

Today, President Joe Biden took a momentous step and brought national awareness to the U.S. maternal health crisis disproportionately impacting Black mothers by signing a proclamation recognizing April 11 through April 17, 2021 as Black Maternal Health Week. The proclamation [...]

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Evaluating Priorities: State Lawmakers Must Prioritize Health and Well-being Over Abortion Restrictions

When state lawmakers push through laws restricting access to abortion, they often claim their aim is to protect the health and well-being of women, their pregnancies, and their children. But these claims rarely stand up, [...]

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Center’s 2020 Legislative Wrap-Up Outlines Abortion Measures Passed in U.S. States

The Center for Reproductive Rights has published its 2020 Legislative Wrap-up, providing a report on state abortion laws enacted during the year. As states were forced to confront the COVID-19 pandemic, economic upheaval, and a [...]

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Center Advocacy Efforts Will Help Improve Maternal Health in Georgia

Law Enacted to Extend Postpartum Medicaid Coverage Aims to Reduce Maternal Mortality, Racial Disparity Advocacy efforts by the Center for Reproductive Rights and its partners helped lead to the enactment of a new law in [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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