Abortion

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Planned Parenthood et al. v. Abbott: en banc denial

The full U.S. Court
of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has refused to reconsider the
constitutionality of two provisions of Texas’ HB2, a measure that has shuttered
abortion providing clinics statewide…

Full 5th Circuit Court of Appeals Refuses to Consider Texas Law Shuttering Abortion Clinics Statewide, Leaving Women without Safe, Legal Health Care Options

(PRESS RELEASE) The full U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has refused to reconsider the constitutionality of two provisions of Texas’ HB2, a measure that has shuttered abortion providing clinics statewide…

Texas Health Care Providers Take Fight for Abortion Access to U.S. Supreme Court

(PRESS RELEASE) Following a decision Thursday from the U.S…

Organization of American States Links Abortion Restrictions to Violence Against Women; Calls on Governments to Decriminalize Abortion

(PRESS RELEASE) For the first time ever a committee within the Organization of American States (OAS)—considered to be the United Nations for the Americas—is recommending that all governments decriminalize abortion in cases of rape and incest, when the woman’s health or life is at risk…

New Lawsuit Challenges Unconstitutional Oklahoma Abortion Restrictions

(PRESS RELEASE) The Center for Reproductive Rights filed a new lawsuit in state court today challenging an Oklahoma law

Our Work in Focus

In the United States, state legislatures wield enormous power to control women's access to abortion and other reproductive healthcare services…
In their efforts to make abortion inaccessible to as many women as possible, anti-choice forces have focused on burdening minors' access to abortion…
In Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court held that bans on abortion are unconstitutional…
Biased counseling laws, on the books in many states, require woman seeking an abortion to receive information dictated by the state prior to undergoing the procedure…
Laws that restrict the use of public funds for abortion can create barriers to women’s abortion access that are as difficult for women to overcome as laws that directly restrict the availability of abortion.  Funding restrictions endanger women’s health and, as some state courts have held,…
Human Rights defenders are the activists, including journalists, lawyers, judges, and healthcare providers, whose work allows others to exercise their human rights…
In 1973, the United States Supreme Court ruled in Roe v. Wade, that a woman's right to obtain an abortion was protected under the federal constitution…