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Texas Abortion Ban in Effect Again After Appeals Court Ruling

Today—in a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Department of Justice—the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals granted a request from the state of Texas, allowing the state’s six-week abortion ban (S.B. 8) to take effect once again. The Fifth Circuit lifted a preliminary injunction that had been issued by a lower court on October 6, blocking the ban. Statement from Nancy Northup, […]

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

February 19, 2021 – 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 McMaster signed it into law. If this abortion ban had been allowed to stay in effect, […]

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Nancy Northup: Judge Barrett has the most extreme anti-reproductive rights record since Judge Robert Bork

October 7, 2020 – 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 and reproductive rights with the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. On September 26, President Donald Trump nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett […]

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Nancy Northup: Trump has nominated a replacement who would turn back 5 decades of advancement for reproductive rights

September 26, 2020 – At this unprecedented time, and while the nation is still mourning and paying tribute to Justice Ginsburg’s tremendous contributions to advancing equality, President Donald Trump has nominated a replacement who would gut Justice Ginsburg’s legacy and turn back five decades of advancement for reproductive rights. The Senate Majority’s attempt to bulldoze […]

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Nancy Northup: Justice Ginsberg’s conviction that women must be given equal treatment under the law changed the legal rights of half the nation

September 21, 2020 – The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg marks the passing of a legal giant who devoted her life to advancing the liberty and equality of women, first as a litigator and later as an appellate and then Supreme Court Justice.    Her clear, unwavering conviction that women must be given equal treatment under the law changed the legal rights of half the nation.  Justice Ginsburg was a lifelong champion of gender equality. As an attorney in the 1970s, she won major […]

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Supreme Court Gives Green Light for Employers to Deny Birth Control Coverage to Employees

July 8, 2020 – Today, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Trump-Pence rules allowing nearly any employer and university to deny birth control coverage to their employees and students. The Court held that the Trump-Pence administration had the authority to issue these harmful contraceptive coverage rules under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This decision leaves […]

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Center for Reproductive Rights Urges Congress to Pass Historic Legislation that Answers Calls to ‘Codify Roe’

February 13, 2020 – Nancy Northup, President and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights, testified in the U.S. House of Representatives on the Women’s Health Protection Act (H.R. 2975/S. 1645), federal legislation that answers the recent calls to ‘codify Roe’ by safeguarding the right to access abortion care for all people in the United States. In […]

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El Salvador Releases Three Women Who Were Wrongfully Imprisoned for Obstetric Emergencies

SAN SALVADOR, March 7, 2019 – The Center for Reproductive Rights celebrates the government of El Salvador’s decision to commute the prison sentences of three women who were wrongfully imprisoned after suffering obstetric emergencies. Alba Lorena Rodríguez, Cinthia Marcela Rodríguez, and María del Tránsito Orellana Martínez have been released today, ahead of International Women’s Day. […]

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Lawmakers, groups pressure Dept.of State to bring back deleted Reproductive Rights sections in Annual Human Rights Reports

Oct. 3, 2018 – 129 Members of the House of Representatives have joined with 97 Civil Society organizations calling on the Department of State to include Reproductive Rights in the Annual Human Rights Reports. Since 2011, the congressionally-mandated Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, issued annually by the State Department, have addressed the status of […]

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Nancy Northup: Kavanaugh’s judicial philosophy is fundamentally hostile to the protection of reproductive rights under the U.S. Constitution

Aug. 30, 2018 – Statement from Nancy Northup, President and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights, opposing the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court: For the first time since our founding in 1992, the Center for Reproductive Rights is opposing the confirmation of a Supreme Court nominee. Based on our […]

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Outcome of Irish Referendum on Abortion is a Momentous Result for Reproductive Rights

GENEVA, May 26, 2018 – The Center for Reproductive Rights celebrates today’s referendum result in favour of repeal of the Irish constitutional prohibition on abortion as a deeply historic moment for women’s reproductive health and rights in Ireland and globally. The Irish people voted by a resounding majority to remove the constitutional prohibition and enable […]