Center in the News https://reproductiverights.org/press-room/center-news en We’re Not Going Back https://reproductiverights.org/were-not-going-back <span>We’re Not Going Back</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/80" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">dowen</span></span> <span>Fri, 05/17/2019 - 10:54</span> <div class="field field--name-field-new-ty field--type-entity-reference field--label-visually_hidden"> <h2 class="field__label visually-hidden">News Type</h2> <div class="field__item"><a href="/press-room/center-news" hreflang="en">Center in the News</a></div> </div> <br class="clear" /> <div class="field field--name-field-subhead field--type-string field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Subhead</div> <div class="field__item">Center President and CEO Nancy Northup speaks with Rachel Maddow on the escalating state-level attacks on abortion</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-primary-content field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Primary Content</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--text paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="field field--name-field-formatted-text field--type-text-long field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Text</div> <div class="field__item"><p>Last night, Nancy Northup, President and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights, appeared on the Rachel Maddow show and talked about newly passed, extreme anti-abortion laws in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, and Missouri.</p> <p>“Every one of these laws is going to be challenged, and every one of these laws is going to be blocked,” she said. She next pointed out that at the same time, recent proactive strategies, including planned federal legislation to protect access to abortion, and a recent state-level constitutional win in Kansas (led by the Center), are upholding women’s reproductive freedom. “Women in the United States are not going back,” she said.</p> <p>You can watch the entire segment below.</p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="315" scrolling="no" src="https://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/embedded-video/mmvo59798085530" width="560"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-related-content field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/press-room/statement-alabama-unconstitutional-ban-on-abortion" hreflang="en">Statement: Alabama’s Unconstitutional Ban on Abortion</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-issue field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <h2 class="field__label">Issues</h2> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-issues/abortion" hreflang="en">Abortion</a></div> </div> </div> <br class="clear" /> <div class="field field--name-field-region field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <h2 class="field__label">Regions</h2> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-regions/united-states" hreflang="en">United States</a></div> </div> </div> <br class="clear" /> <div class="field field--name-field-work field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <h2 class="field__label">Work</h2> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-work/in-the-courts" hreflang="en">In the Courts</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-work/engaging-policymakers" hreflang="en">Engaging Policymakers</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-work/washington-dc" hreflang="en">In Washington D.C.</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-work/states-usa" hreflang="en">In the States (USA)</a></div> </div> </div> <br class="clear" /> Fri, 17 May 2019 14:54:42 +0000 dowen 58483 at https://reproductiverights.org Trump Policies Put Women’s Futures at Risk https://reproductiverights.org/press-room/trump-policies-put-womens-futures-at-risk <span>Trump Policies Put Women’s Futures at Risk</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/51" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">jmccabe</span></span> <span>Wed, 02/15/2017 - 17:03</span> <div class="field field--name-field-new-ty field--type-entity-reference field--label-visually_hidden"> <h2 class="field__label visually-hidden">News Type</h2> <div class="field__item"><a href="/press-room/center-news" hreflang="en">Center in the News</a></div> </div> <br class="clear" /> <div class="field field--name-field-primary-content field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Primary Content</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--text paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="field field--name-field-formatted-text field--type-text-long field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Text</div> <div class="field__item"><p>On the evening of President Donald Trump’s inauguration, Nancy Northup, president and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights, appeared on MSNBC’s <em>For The Record with Greta</em> to discuss the implications of the new administration’s policies on women’s health and rights.</p> <p><embed height="327px" src="https://www.snappytv.com/embed_player.swf?id=3771028" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="580px"></embed></p> <p>“Women do not want to go back to a time when they couldn’t make choices about their health and their futures,” said Northup. “Women do not want to see Roe v. Wade reversed.”</p> <p>With the promise of Roe under attack, your donation is more important now than ever.</p> <p><a href="http://support.reproductiverights.org/site/Donation2?df_id=5880&amp;,amp,5880.donation=form1&amp;,amp,s_src=webnews&amp;,amp,s_subsrc=datasync" title="Donate Now"><img alt="Donate Now" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" height="40" src="/sites/default/files/imce/donate_now_red_1_0.png" width="142" /></a></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-related-content field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/press-room/center-statement-on-the-inauguration-of-donald-trump-as-the-45th-president-of-the-united-states" hreflang="en">Center for Reproductive Rights Statement on the Inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/press-room/trump-and-the-supreme-court-what-happens-now" hreflang="en">Trump and the Supreme Court: What Happens Now?</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/press-room/crr-statement-on-election-of-donald-trump-as-45th-president-of-the-united-states" hreflang="en">Center for Reproductive Rights Statement on Election of Donald Trump as 45th President of the United States</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-issue field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <h2 class="field__label">Issues</h2> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-issues/abortion" hreflang="en">Abortion</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-issues/legal-protections" hreflang="en">Legal Protections</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-issues/legal-restrictions-0" hreflang="en">Legal Restrictions</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-issues/young-peoples-rights" hreflang="en">Young People&#039;s Rights</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-issues/legal-restrictions" hreflang="en">Legal Restrictions</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-issues/censorship" hreflang="en">Censorship</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-issues/global-gag-rule" hreflang="en">Global Gag Rule</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-issues/contraception" hreflang="en">Contraception</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-issues/legal-restrictions-1" hreflang="en">Legal Restrictions</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-issues/other-barriers-0" hreflang="en">Other Barriers</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-issues/maternal-health" hreflang="en">Maternal Health</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-issues/access-quality-care" hreflang="en">Access to Quality Care</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-issues/maternal-mortality" hreflang="en">Maternal Mortality</a></div> </div> </div> <br class="clear" /> <div class="field field--name-field-region field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <h2 class="field__label">Regions</h2> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-regions/united-states" hreflang="en">United States</a></div> </div> </div> <br class="clear" /> <div class="field field--name-field-work field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <h2 class="field__label">Work</h2> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-work/in-the-courts" hreflang="en">In the Courts</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-work/engaging-policymakers" hreflang="en">Engaging Policymakers</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-work/reporting-on-rights" hreflang="en">Reporting on Rights</a></div> </div> </div> <br class="clear" /> Wed, 15 Feb 2017 22:03:19 +0000 jmccabe 54121 at https://reproductiverights.org Trump’s Health Secretary Pick Threatens Women's Care https://reproductiverights.org/press-room/trump-health-secretary-pick-threatens-womens-care <span>Trump’s Health Secretary Pick Threatens Women&#039;s Care</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/52" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">crr-admin-hr</span></span> <span>Mon, 12/12/2016 - 15:32</span> <div class="field field--name-field-new-ty field--type-entity-reference field--label-visually_hidden"> <h2 class="field__label visually-hidden">News Type</h2> <div class="field__item"><a href="/press-room/center-news" hreflang="en">Center in the News</a></div> </div> <br class="clear" /> <div class="field field--name-field-primary-content field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Primary Content</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--text paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="field field--name-field-formatted-text field--type-text-long field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Text</div> <div class="field__item"><p>Nancy Northup, president and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights, spoke with <a href="http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/women-s-health-care-threatened-by-trump-hhs-pick-820567619833">Rachel Maddow</a> about concerns that Rep. Tom Price, who is slated to be Donald Trump's Secretary of Health and Human Services, will make it harder for women to get health care.</p> <p>A fierce opponent of the Affordable Care Act and of Planned Parenthood funding, Price “is about taking away health care, not promoting it, and it makes him an inappropriate choice,” Northup stated.</p> <p><a href="http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/women-s-health-care-threatened-by-trump-hhs-pick-820567619833">Watch the complete segment with Nancy Northup on The Rachel Maddow Show. </a></p> <p><a href="http://support.reproductiverights.org/site/Donation2?df_id=5880&amp;,amp,5880.donation=form1&amp;,amp,s_src=webnews&amp;,amp,s_subsrc=datasync" title="Donate Now"><img alt="Donate Now" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" height="40" src="/sites/default/files/imce/donate_now_red_1_0.png" width="142" /></a></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-related-content field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/press-room/crr-statement-on-election-of-donald-trump-as-45th-president-of-the-united-states" hreflang="en">Center for Reproductive Rights Statement on Election of Donald Trump as 45th President of the United States</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/press-room/trump-and-the-supreme-court-what-happens-now" hreflang="en">Trump and the Supreme Court: What Happens Now?</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-issue field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <h2 class="field__label">Issues</h2> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-issues/abortion" hreflang="en">Abortion</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-issues/legal-protections" hreflang="en">Legal Protections</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-issues/legal-restrictions-0" hreflang="en">Legal Restrictions</a></div> </div> </div> <br class="clear" /> <div class="field field--name-field-region field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <h2 class="field__label">Regions</h2> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-regions/united-states" hreflang="en">United States</a></div> </div> </div> <br class="clear" /> <div class="field field--name-field-work field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <h2 class="field__label">Work</h2> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-work/in-the-courts" hreflang="en">In the Courts</a></div> </div> </div> <br class="clear" /> Mon, 12 Dec 2016 20:32:00 +0000 crr-admin-hr 54171 at https://reproductiverights.org Trump and the Supreme Court: What Happens Now? https://reproductiverights.org/press-room/trump-and-the-supreme-court-what-happens-now <span>Trump and the Supreme Court: What Happens Now?</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/52" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">crr-admin-hr</span></span> <span>Mon, 11/14/2016 - 14:30</span> <div class="field field--name-field-new-ty field--type-entity-reference field--label-visually_hidden"> <h2 class="field__label visually-hidden">News Type</h2> <div class="field__item"><a href="/press-room/center-news" hreflang="en">Center in the News</a></div> </div> <br class="clear" /> <div class="field field--name-field-primary-content field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Primary Content</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--text paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="field field--name-field-formatted-text field--type-text-long field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Text</div> <div class="field__item"><p>The consequences of Donald Trump’s election as president may be enormous for the makeup of the U.S. Supreme Court. Trump has pledged to appoint conservative, anti-choice justices, beginning with the spot on the Court left open by the death of Antonin Scalia.</p> <p>“President-elect Trump has publicly pledged to overturn <i>Roe</i> and promised punishment for the one in three American women who will have an abortion in her lifetime,” said Nancy Northup, president of the Center for Reproductive Rights, in the <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/courts_law/trumps-victory-has-enormous-consequences-for-the-supreme-court/2016/11/09/1ea52b3e-a671-11e6-ba59-a7d93165c6d4_story.html"><i>Washington Post</i></a>.</p> <p>In the long term, a bigger problem looms because the three justices who have supported reproductive rights—Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, and Anthony Kennedy—are the oldest on the Court.</p> <p><a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/courts_law/trumps-victory-has-enormous-consequences-for-the-supreme-court/2016/11/09/1ea52b3e-a671-11e6-ba59-a7d93165c6d4_story.html"><i>Read the full </i>Washington Post<i> article.</i></a></p> <p><a href="http://support.reproductiverights.org/site/Donation2?df_id=5880&amp;,amp,5880.donation=form1&amp;,amp,s_src=webnews&amp;,amp,s_subsrc=datasync" title="Donate Now"><img alt="Donate Now" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" height="40" src="/sites/default/files/imce/donate_now_red_1_0.png" width="142" /></a></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-issue field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <h2 class="field__label">Issues</h2> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-issues/abortion" hreflang="en">Abortion</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-issues/legal-protections" hreflang="en">Legal Protections</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-issues/legal-restrictions-0" hreflang="en">Legal Restrictions</a></div> </div> </div> <br class="clear" /> <div class="field field--name-field-region field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <h2 class="field__label">Regions</h2> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-regions/united-states" hreflang="en">United States</a></div> </div> </div> <br class="clear" /> <div class="field field--name-field-work field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <h2 class="field__label">Work</h2> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-work/in-the-courts" hreflang="en">In the Courts</a></div> </div> </div> <br class="clear" /> Mon, 14 Nov 2016 19:30:15 +0000 crr-admin-hr 54193 at https://reproductiverights.org Women’s Strike Defeats Abortion Ban in Poland https://reproductiverights.org/press-room/women%E2%80%99s-strike-defeats-abortion-ban-in-poland <span>Women’s Strike Defeats Abortion Ban in Poland</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/52" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">crr-admin-hr</span></span> <span>Fri, 10/07/2016 - 15:15</span> <div class="field field--name-field-new-ty field--type-entity-reference field--label-visually_hidden"> <h2 class="field__label visually-hidden">News Type</h2> <div class="field__item"><a href="/press-room/center-news" hreflang="en">Center in the News</a></div> </div> <br class="clear" /> <div class="field field--name-field-primary-content field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Primary Content</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--text paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="field field--name-field-formatted-text field--type-text-long field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Text</div> <div class="field__item"><p>On October 3, seven million women in Poland went on strike, outraged by a proposal that would completely ban abortion—and punish women who end a pregnancy with up to five years in prison.<br /><br /> Lawmakers immediately backed down. As one conservative politician put it, the protest “taught us humility.”<br /><br /> Krystyna Kacpura, director of the Federation for Women and Family Planning, a long-time partner of the Center for Reproductive Rights, <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/oct/06/victory-abortion-rights-empowered-polish-women">wrote in an op-ed</a>:</p> <blockquote>I have never seen such huge protests. Something snapped in Polish women, we are empowered and we won’t stop. The protests were so spontaneous: with barely a few days’ notice thousands of women were walking out of work, and if they couldn’t get the day off, many told me, they said to their bosses they would not return because they could not work alongside people who did not believe in their rights.</blockquote> <blockquote> </blockquote> <p>It’s an inspiring victory. At the same time, current law still bans abortion except in very limited cases, and lawmakers are already working on new ways to roll back reproductive rights.<br /><br /> The Center will keep challenging Poland’s restrictive law. We\'ve worked with Polish activists for decades and already won two cases on behalf of Polish women denied abortion care. Next month, we\'re asking the United Nations to condemn Poland’s harsh law.<br /><br /><a href="http://support.reproductiverights.org/site/Donation2?df_id=5880&amp;,amp,5880.donation=form1&amp;,amp,s_src=webnews&amp;,amp,s_subsrc=datasync">Your donation enables us to keep up the fight in Poland—and helps us remove restrictive abortion laws around the world.</a></p> <p><a href="http://support.reproductiverights.org/site/Donation2?df_id=5880&amp;,amp,5880.donation=form1&amp;,amp,s_src=webnews&amp;,amp,s_subsrc=datasync" title="Donate Now"><img alt="Donate Now" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" height="40" src="/sites/default/files/imce/donate_now_red_1_0.png" width="142" /></a></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-issue field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <h2 class="field__label">Issues</h2> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-issues/abortion" hreflang="en">Abortion</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-issues/legal-restrictions-0" hreflang="en">Legal Restrictions</a></div> </div> </div> <br class="clear" /> <div class="field field--name-field-region field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <h2 class="field__label">Regions</h2> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-regions/europe" hreflang="en">Europe</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-regions/poland" hreflang="en">Poland</a></div> </div> </div> <br class="clear" /> <div class="field field--name-field-work field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <h2 class="field__label">Work</h2> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-work/engaging-policymakers" hreflang="en">Engaging Policymakers</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-work/around-world" hreflang="en">Around the World</a></div> </div> </div> <br class="clear" /> Fri, 07 Oct 2016 19:15:40 +0000 crr-admin-hr 54211 at https://reproductiverights.org Nancy Northup on PBS NewsHour https://reproductiverights.org/press-room/nancy-northup-on-pbs-newshour <span>Nancy Northup on PBS NewsHour</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/52" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">crr-admin-hr</span></span> <span>Thu, 06/30/2016 - 16:45</span> <div class="field field--name-field-new-ty field--type-entity-reference field--label-visually_hidden"> <h2 class="field__label visually-hidden">News Type</h2> <div class="field__item"><a href="/press-room/center-news" hreflang="en">Center in the News</a></div> </div> <br class="clear" /> <div class="field field--name-field-primary-content field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Primary Content</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--text paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="field field--name-field-formatted-text field--type-text-long field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Text</div> <div class="field__item"><p>Watch Nancy Northup's appearance on the 6/27/16 episode of PBS NewsHour.</p> <p><a href="https://player.pbs.org/viralplayer/2365792131/"><img alt="PBS NewHour" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" height="189" src="/sites/default/files/PBS-Nancy-Video.jpg" title="PBS NewHour" width="375" /></a></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-related-content field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/press-room/us-supreme-court-strikes-down-texas-clinic-shutdown-law-in-historic-victory-for-women" hreflang="en">U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down Texas Clinic Shutdown Law in Historic Victory for Women</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-issue field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <h2 class="field__label">Issues</h2> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-issues/abortion" hreflang="en">Abortion</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-issues/legal-protections" hreflang="en">Legal Protections</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-issues/legal-restrictions-0" hreflang="en">Legal Restrictions</a></div> </div> </div> <br class="clear" /> <div class="field field--name-field-region field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <h2 class="field__label">Regions</h2> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-regions/united-states" hreflang="en">United States</a></div> </div> </div> <br class="clear" /> <div class="field field--name-field-work field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <h2 class="field__label">Work</h2> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-work/in-the-courts" hreflang="en">In the Courts</a></div> </div> </div> <br class="clear" /> Thu, 30 Jun 2016 20:45:38 +0000 crr-admin-hr 54266 at https://reproductiverights.org Nancy Northup on All In With Chris Hayes https://reproductiverights.org/press-room/nancy-northup-on-all-in-with-chris-hayes <span>Nancy Northup on All In With Chris Hayes</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/52" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">crr-admin-hr</span></span> <span>Thu, 06/30/2016 - 16:42</span> <div class="field field--name-field-new-ty field--type-entity-reference field--label-visually_hidden"> <h2 class="field__label visually-hidden">News Type</h2> <div class="field__item"><a href="/press-room/center-news" hreflang="en">Center in the News</a></div> </div> <br class="clear" /> <div class="field field--name-field-primary-content field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Primary Content</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--text paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="field field--name-field-formatted-text field--type-text-long field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Text</div> <div class="field__item"><p>Watch Nancy Northup's appearance on the 6/27/16 episode of All In With Chris Hayes.</p> <p><br /><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="288" mozallowfullscreen="" scrolling="no" src="//www.hulu.com/embed.html?eid=apgzihybfhjn5yyes_yd3q" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="512"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-related-content field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/press-room/us-supreme-court-strikes-down-texas-clinic-shutdown-law-in-historic-victory-for-women" hreflang="en">U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down Texas Clinic Shutdown Law in Historic Victory for Women</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-issue field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <h2 class="field__label">Issues</h2> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-issues/abortion" hreflang="en">Abortion</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-issues/legal-protections" hreflang="en">Legal Protections</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-issues/legal-restrictions-0" hreflang="en">Legal Restrictions</a></div> </div> </div> <br class="clear" /> <div class="field field--name-field-region field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <h2 class="field__label">Regions</h2> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-regions/united-states" hreflang="en">United States</a></div> </div> </div> <br class="clear" /> <div class="field field--name-field-work field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <h2 class="field__label">Work</h2> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-work/in-the-courts" hreflang="en">In the Courts</a></div> </div> </div> <br class="clear" /> Thu, 30 Jun 2016 20:42:04 +0000 crr-admin-hr 54267 at https://reproductiverights.org Nancy Northup on Maddow https://reproductiverights.org/press-room/nancy-northup-on-maddow-0 <span>Nancy Northup on Maddow</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/52" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">crr-admin-hr</span></span> <span>Thu, 06/30/2016 - 16:29</span> <div class="field field--name-field-new-ty field--type-entity-reference field--label-visually_hidden"> <h2 class="field__label visually-hidden">News Type</h2> <div class="field__item"><a href="/press-room/center-news" hreflang="en">Center in the News</a></div> </div> <br class="clear" /> <div class="field field--name-field-primary-content field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Primary Content</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--text paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="field field--name-field-formatted-text field--type-text-long field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Text</div> <div class="field__item"><p>Two days after the U.S. Supreme Court issued its historic ruling strongly reaffirming abortion rights, Center for Reproductive Rights president and CEO Nancy Northup appeared on MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow to discuss how the victory will affect abortion legislation in the states going forward.</p> <p>“We are over the moon,” said Northup of the Court’s 5-3 decision blocking provisions of a Texas law that sought to shut down abortion clinics by targeting abortion providers with medically unnecessary restrictions. “This is a complete and total win. It changes the tide.”</p> <p>Northup noted that in the immediate wake of the ruling, already similar laws have been blocked in three states. The ruling has paved the way for future lawsuits against other abortion restrictions.</p> <p>“We have had unbelievable support,” says Northup. “We are going to have the fire power to go after these state laws.”</p> <p>Calling the Center the “prime mover” in this landmark litigation, Maddow noted, “You not only changed jurisprudence on this, you absolutely changed decades of political trajectory.”</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><a href="http://player.theplatform.com/p/7wvmTC/MSNBCEmbeddedOffSite?guid=n_maddow_northup_160629"><img alt="The Rachel Maddow Show" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" height="282" src="/sites/default/files/Nancy-Rachel-Maddow.jpg" title="The Rachel Maddow Show" width="560" /></a></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-related-content field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/press-room/us-supreme-court-strikes-down-texas-clinic-shutdown-law-in-historic-victory-for-women" hreflang="en">U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down Texas Clinic Shutdown Law in Historic Victory for Women</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-issue field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <h2 class="field__label">Issues</h2> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-issues/abortion" hreflang="en">Abortion</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-issues/legal-protections" hreflang="en">Legal Protections</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-issues/legal-restrictions-0" hreflang="en">Legal Restrictions</a></div> </div> </div> <br class="clear" /> <div class="field field--name-field-region field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <h2 class="field__label">Regions</h2> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-regions/united-states" hreflang="en">United States</a></div> </div> </div> <br class="clear" /> <div class="field field--name-field-work field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <h2 class="field__label">Work</h2> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-work/in-the-courts" hreflang="en">In the Courts</a></div> </div> </div> <br class="clear" /> Thu, 30 Jun 2016 20:29:42 +0000 crr-admin-hr 54268 at https://reproductiverights.org Pakistan Addresses High Rate of Fistula https://reproductiverights.org/press-room/pakistan-addresses-high-rate-of-fistula <span>Pakistan Addresses High Rate of Fistula </span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/52" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">crr-admin-hr</span></span> <span>Mon, 05/23/2016 - 16:06</span> <div class="field field--name-field-new-ty field--type-entity-reference field--label-visually_hidden"> <h2 class="field__label visually-hidden">News Type</h2> <div class="field__item"><a href="/press-room/center-news" hreflang="en">Center in the News</a></div> </div> <br class="clear" /> <div class="field field--name-field-primary-content field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Primary Content</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--text paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="field field--name-field-formatted-text field--type-text-long field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Text</div> <div class="field__item"><p>The high court in Pakistan’s Sindh region is facing the country’s first case to seek recognition of the widespread incidence of obstetric fistula as a violation of women’s fundamental rights to dignity and life. The court has called for the formation of a committee of health experts to address this debilitating health issue. The development was reported in <a href="http://tribune.com.pk/story/1106572/female-healthcare-5000-women-in-the-country-develop-fistula-annually-shc-told/">Pakistan’s <i>Express Tribune</i></a><i>.</i></p> <p><a href="//www.reproductiverights.org/feature/unnecessary-suffering">Obstetric fistula</a>—most often caused by prolonged, obstructed labor that is not addressed by prompt obstetric care—occurs when a hole opens between the birth canal and the rectum or bladder. It causes the constant, uncontrollable leaking of urine or feces. With proper treatment, the devastating condition can be fully repaired.</p> <p>According to a <a href="//www.reproductiverights.org/press-room/pakistani-high-court-calls-for-response-to-allegations-women-are-denied-maternal-health-services">petition</a> developed by the South Asia Reproductive Justice and Accountability Initiative (SARJAI)—a partnership spearheaded by the Center for Reproductive Rights that brings together lawyers in South Asia to promote legal accountability strategies to address ongoing violations of women’s reproductive rights across the region—obstetric fistula affects approximately 5,000 poor, rural, and marginalized women and girls across Pakistan who face barriers in accessing timely, quality obstetric care.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-issue field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <h2 class="field__label">Issues</h2> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-issues/abortion" hreflang="en">Abortion</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-issues/contraception" hreflang="en">Contraception</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-issues/maternal-health" hreflang="en">Maternal Health</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-issues/access-quality-care" hreflang="en">Access to Quality Care</a></div> </div> </div> <br class="clear" /> <div class="field field--name-field-region field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <h2 class="field__label">Regions</h2> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-regions/asia" hreflang="en">Asia</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-regions/pakistan" hreflang="en">Pakistan</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-regions/philippines" hreflang="en">Philippines</a></div> </div> </div> <br class="clear" /> <div class="field field--name-field-work field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <h2 class="field__label">Work</h2> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-work/at-the-united-nations" hreflang="en">At the United Nations</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-work/engaging-policymakers" hreflang="en">Engaging Policymakers</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-work/around-world" hreflang="en">Around the World</a></div> </div> </div> <br class="clear" /> Mon, 23 May 2016 20:06:28 +0000 crr-admin-hr 54304 at https://reproductiverights.org Progress on Reproductive Health in the Philippines https://reproductiverights.org/press-room/progress-on-reproductive-health-in-the-philippines <span>Progress on Reproductive Health in the Philippines </span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/52" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">crr-admin-hr</span></span> <span>Mon, 05/09/2016 - 10:18</span> <div class="field field--name-field-new-ty field--type-entity-reference field--label-visually_hidden"> <h2 class="field__label visually-hidden">News Type</h2> <div class="field__item"><a href="/press-room/center-news" hreflang="en">Center in the News</a></div> </div> <br class="clear" /> <div class="field field--name-field-primary-content field--type-entity-reference-revisions field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Primary Content</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--text paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="field field--name-field-formatted-text field--type-text-long field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Text</div> <div class="field__item"><p>One year after the publication of a <a href="http://tbinternet.ohchr.org/Treaties/CEDAW/Shared%20Documents/PHL/CEDAW_C_OP-8_PHL_1_7679_E.pdf">groundbreaking United Nations report</a> that held the Philippine government accountable for grave and systematic reproductive rights violations, there are signs of measured but significant progress in the country.</p> <p>A <a href="http://www.chr.gov.ph/MAIN%20PAGES/news/PR_08Apr2016_RHLaw.htm">press release</a> issued last month by the Philippine Commission on Human Rights (PCHR) indicates that the Commission has launched a national inquiry on reproductive health and rights—the first nationwide inquiry since its establishment.</p> <p>The 2015 UN report, from the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), placed the Philippines under substantial global scrutiny for its failure to implement the country’s Reproductive Health Law. Passed in 2012, the law guarantees access to contraceptives for all citizens, mandates reproductive health education in government schools, and recognizes a woman's right to post-abortion care.</p> <p>CEDAW also provided a broad set of recommendations to promote women’s reproductive rights—covering contraception, abortion, post-abortion care, and access to justice, among other issues.</p> <p>While the Philippine government did not officially accept the Committee’s report, the PCHR inquiry—which involves fact-finding missions and public hearings in five different areas in the country to gather accounts and testimonies on women’s access to reproductive health services—is an important step to further examining violations of women’s sexual and reproductive rights.</p> <p>As Filipinos gear up to vote in a general election for national and local posts on May 9, women’s reproductive health has played <a href="http://www.manilatimes.net/stand-up-for-rh-candidates-urged/257917/">a central role in the country’s debates and political conversations</a>, with a number of candidates calling for full implementation of the 2012 law. A survey this year indicated that 95% of Filipinos believe family planning is important, and 86% believe it is the government’s responsibility to fund family planning services.</p> <p>The CEDAW report that prompted this national inquiry resulted from a 2008 Center for Reproductive Rights request asking the Committee to investigate violations of women’s reproductive rights in Manila prompted by a ban on modern contraceptives from local health centers, clinics, and hospitals.</p> <p>The Committee’s findings of state accountability and the local responses to date reflect the essential role that international mechanisms can play in making states fulfill their obligations under international human rights treaties and agreements.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-issue field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <h2 class="field__label">Issues</h2> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-issues/abortion" hreflang="en">Abortion</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-issues/contraception" hreflang="en">Contraception</a></div> </div> </div> <br class="clear" /> <div class="field field--name-field-region field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <h2 class="field__label">Regions</h2> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-regions/asia" hreflang="en">Asia</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-regions/philippines" hreflang="en">Philippines</a></div> </div> </div> <br class="clear" /> <div class="field field--name-field-work field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <h2 class="field__label">Work</h2> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/our-work/at-the-united-nations" hreflang="en">At the United Nations</a></div> </div> </div> <br class="clear" /> Mon, 09 May 2016 14:18:10 +0000 crr-admin-hr 54320 at https://reproductiverights.org