Decades of attacks on reproductive rights and health care access by state legislators have made abortion care difficult to access in North Carolina, with the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbating existing barriers. A proposed new state law would remove several of those barriers. The new law, called the Removing Barriers to Gain Access to Abortion Act (“RBG Act”) […]
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 racial reckoning, fewer reproductive rights measures were introduced in 2020 than in 2019. However, as in previous years, laws restricting […]
Case Could Have Devastating Impact on Access to Reproductive Health Care On November 10, the United States Supreme Court heard argument in a case that could end health care coverage in the middle of a global pandemic for tens of millions of people across the country. The case, California v. Texas, is a challenge to […]
U.S. Supreme Court Hears Case by Foster Care Service Providers That Could Have Broad Implications for Non-Discrimination Law
On November 4, the United States Supreme Court heard argument in a case that could subject LGBTQ people and others to discrimination by private entities that contract with the government to provide government services. The case, Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, challenges Philadelphia’s requirement that contractors assessing whether individuals meet the state-law criteria to serve as foster parents for […]
Center for Reproductive Rights Statement on the Confirmation of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett
Statement of Nancy Northup, President and CEO Today, in a deeply divided nation while an election is already underway, the U.S. Senate confirmed Amy Coney Barrett as an Associate Justice to the U.S. Supreme Court by a vote of 52-48. The American public deserved a comprehensive vetting and full assessment of the legal views of […]
The Center concludes the SCOTUS nominee “stands all too ready, if not eager, to undermine women’s basic liberty rights.” The Center for Reproductive Rights has issued an analysis of the judicial rulings, writings and public advocacy of Amy Coney Barrett, President Trump’s nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Based […]
Judge Barrett has the most extreme anti-reproductive rights record since Judge Robert Bork. Statement of Nancy Northup, President and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights For only the second time since our founding in 1992, the Center for Reproductive Rights is opposing the confirmation of a U.S. Supreme Court nominee. Less than three weeks ago, the American people lost a champion for gender equality […]
Statement from Nancy Northup, President and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights on President Trump’s Nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court Just one week ago, the American people lost a champion of equal justice under law with the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She understood how critical legal rights are to unwedge oppressive structures […]
Reuters quotes Julie Rikelman, senior director, litigation at the Center, on the prospects for abortion rights after Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death.
The New York Times‘ Michelle Goldberg quotes the Center’s president and CEO Nancy Northup for an opinion piece on Supreme Court nominees expressing their views on Roe v. Wade.