“For more than 15 years, the Center for Reproductive Rights has used the law to advance reproductive freedom as a fundamental human right that all governments are legally obligated to protect, respect, and fulfill.”
This is the mission statement of the Center for Reproductive Rights. It is a legal advocacy organization dedicated one hundred percent to fighting for reproductive rights in our nation and globally. The group has been a fundamental asset to battling our government on reproductive and women’s rights both inside and outside of the courtroom since 1992. They have been involved with such groundbreaking cases that have defended rights including but not limited to providing and defending abortions, finding affordable access to healthcare and funding, producing emergency contraception, battling legal restrictions, supporting healthy pregnancies, fighting Anti-Choice harassment, revealing biased information and coerced policies, eradicating censorship, defending families that have suffered from maternal death and many others. Without the support of the Center for Reproductive Rights, these desperate women and their families in need of help would have been abused further by our government.
Outside of the courtroom, the Center works with our nation’s government as policymakers. The Center’s Federal Advocacy Program collaborates with the executive branch and Congress to defend and promote reproductive rights and health. They define some of their main goals as:
- Promote unbiased information about reproductive and sexual health;
- Improve access to contraception;
- Secure women’s right to choose and obtain abortion;
- Improve healthcare for pregnant women;
- Support reproductive rights in foreign assistance programs;
- Promote recognition of and protection for reproductive rights as human rights at the United Nations.
- To assist policymakers, we supply critical facts and legal analyses that support these objectives. A description of our recent efforts can be found below.
The Center is a strong group that fights for reproductive and women’s rights that has been highly successful in the past. Their website provides numerous outlets to educate yourself, donate your time and your money. By supporting large groups like this, they in turn would be able to provide for women when we need it most. Having successful lobbyists and policymakers defend our rights seems to be the only thing that has ever made the government back down. The people have talked – nay, screamed – and have been ignored for decades. But when a large organization with lots of money, experience, and support speaks its mind, they tend to finally listen up.
“We envision a world where every woman participates with full dignity as an equal member of society.”