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Forced Sterilization in Chile

Francisca, a young Chilean woman, describes the day her only son was born as the worst and the best day of her life. The best—for obvious reasons. The worst—for reasons almost too awful to fathom…

Recipe for Disaster

Liposuction. Colonoscopy. Skin cancer excision. Vasectomy. A D&C after a miscarriage. Childbirth…

Hodes & Nauser MDs, P.A., et al. v. Schmidt, et al.

In 2013, Kansas passed a law containing more than a dozen harmful measures, including redefining what constitutes a medical emergency in a way that would require many pregnant women in life-threatening situations that include hemorrhage and serious infection to wait at least 24 hours before

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Open
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The Center

June Medical Services v. Caldwell

Louisiana passed a law in 2014 requiring every doctor who provides abortions to have admitting privileges at a hospital within thirty miles of where the abortion is performed.

Status: 
Open
Owner: 
The Center

MKB Management, Inc. v. Burdick

In 2013, North Dakota passed a blatantly unconstitutional ban on pre-viability abortion that would prohibit abortion as early as six weeks into a pregnancy.  Physicians violating the ban would face up to five years in prison.

Status: 
Open
Owner: 
The Center

Edwards v. Beck

In 2013, Arkansas passed a blatantly unconstitutional ban on abortion beginning as early as twelve weeks into a pregnancy.  The law requires that a doctor perform an ultrasound prior to terminating a pregnancy and attempt to detect a “heartbeat.”  The Arkansas law then prohibits

Status: 
Open
Owner: 
The Center

Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest v. Streur

In 2001, the Alaska Supreme Court held that withholding state Medicaid coverage for abortions while covering all other medically necessary care, including for pregnant women, violated the equal protection clause of the Alaska Constitution.  The Court held the state must fund all

Status: 
Open
Owner: 
The Center

Whole Woman's Health v. Lakey

In 2013, Texas passed House Bill 2, a sweeping measure that imposes numerous restrictions on access to abortion, including a requirement that abortion providers obtain admitting privileges at local hospitals and a requirement that every health care facility offering abortion services meet

Status: 
Open
Owner: 
The Center

CRR on ABC’s This Week

Center for Reproductive Rights staff attorney, David Brown, appeared on ABC’s This Week in a feisty segment discussing the recent ruling out of Texas in which a federal judge…

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…

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