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Federal Court Blocks Enforcement of Louisiana Law Threatening Women’s Access to Safe and Legal Abortion

(PRESS RELEASE) A Louisiana state law specifically designed to shutter abortion clinics across the state will not be enforced on September 1, according to a federal district court

Federal Court Protects Texas Women from Further Loss of Abortion Access

Following a trial earlier this month, today a federal district court judge struck down two components of an anti-abortion Texas omnibus law that has already closed approximately half the state’s abortion clinics and threatened to restrict access to safe and legal abortion across the state even…

Louisiana Health Care Providers in Court to Protect Access to Safe, Legal Abortion Care

The Center for Reproductive Rights joined the law firm of Morrison & Foerster in a new federal lawsuit today challenging a Louisiana state law signed by Governor Bobby Jindal in June specifically designed to shutter abortion clinics across the…

Our Work in Focus

What’s the worst thing about bad ideas? They’re catching…
Every year, anti-choice state legislators propose measures intended to restrict women's access to abortion, including mandatory delays, biased counseling provisions and other burdensome and unnecessary requirements. On average, more than six hundred bills are proposed annually and dozens are passed, making it increasingly difficult for women in many states to access abortion…
In the United States, state legislatures wield enormous power to control women's access to abortion and other reproductive healthcare services…
The U.S. spends at least twice as much per capita on healthcare than almost every other western industrialized country.  Yet, the U.S. has some of the widest disparities in health outcomes…
Human Rights defenders are the activists, including journalists, lawyers, judges, and healthcare providers, whose work allows others to exercise their human rights…
Young women face particular obstacles to accessing reproductive health services and information…
An important component of the Center's work is ensuring that the United States lives up to its human rights commitments related to reproductive rights. The U.S…
The right to obtain and use contraceptives is part of the fundamental right to privacy guaranteed by the United States Constitution…
In their efforts to make abortion inaccessible to as many women as possible, anti-choice forces have focused on burdening minors' access to abortion…