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Stuart et al. v. Loomis et al.: Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals Decision

On December 22, 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit permanently blocked a 2011 North Carolina law that would force women to undergo a narrated ultrasound before receiving abortion care…

Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down Coercive North Carolina Ultrasound Law

(PRESS RELEASE) In a unanimous decision, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has permanently blocked a 2011 North Carolina law that would force women to undergo a narrated ultrasound before receiving abortion care. 

Supreme Court Denies Review of Arizona Abortion Restrictions, Politically Motivated Law Remains Blocked by Court Order

(PRESS RELEASE) The United States Supreme Court today declined to review an Arizona law that would severely limit women’s access to medication abortion, an extremely safe method of ending a pregnancy in its earliest stages…

Our Work in Focus

Six years ago this week, the Center for Reproductive Rights won a groundbreaking victory for the women of Peru and around the world . For the first time, an international human rights body condemned a country for failing to provide abortion services that were both legal and essential to the health of a woman, violating her fundamental human rights in the process…
Every year, anti-choice state legislators propose hundreds of measures intended to erode women’s rights to abortion and reproductive health care…
The story of Polish daughter and mother P and S is deeply complicated. P, a teenager, was raped and became pregnant as a consequence. She wanted to terminate the pregnancy and had a right to under Poland's laws…
There was a time not long ago when those of us dedicated to protecting reproductive freedom viewed the surge in attacks of 2011 as an aberration, an extreme political reaction…
Put 2012 against any year since the U.S. Supreme Court decided Roe v. Wade, in 1973, and you would be hard pressed to find a period that offered as many highs and lows as the past 12 months. Let's start with the highlights…