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Press Statement: Mississippi Asks Supreme Court to Overturn Roe

07.22.21—Today, the state of Mississippi filed its opening brief in the Supreme Court case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. The case—brought by the Center for Reproductive Rights—challenges the state’s unconstitutional ban on abortion after [...]

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Lawsuit Filed to Stop Texas’ Radical New Abortion Ban

07.13.2021 – (PRESS RELEASE) Today, Texas abortion providers—led by Whole Woman’s Health—along with several abortion funds, practical support networks, doctors, health center  staff, and clergy members filed a lawsuit to block a radical new Texas [...]

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High Court of Malawi Clarifies Law on Abortion

BLANTYRE, 06.24.2021 - (Press Release): The Malawi High Court has reaffirmed the statutory protections for legal abortion under narrow circumstances. In its ruling, the court reiterated that despite the existing legal restrictions on access to [...]

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Appeals Court Affirms Decision Striking Down Unconstitutional Abortion Ban

06.16.2021 – (PRESS RELEASE) Today, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of people seeking abortion care in North Carolina, upholding a lower court’s decision to strike down an abortion ban. The law [...]

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Members of Congress Introduce Bill to Protect Abortion Access

06.08.21 (PRESS RELEASE) — Today, the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA)—a bill that would protect the right to access abortion throughout the country—was introduced in the House by U.S. Representatives Judy Chu (D-CA), Lois Frankel (D-FL), [...]

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Hyde Amendment Omitted from President’s Budget for First Time in Decades

05.28.2021 Statement from Nancy Northup, president & CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights: “Today’s release of President Biden’s budget proposal marks the first time in decades that a president has submitted a budget without the [...]

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Supreme Court to Hear Abortion Ban Case Challenging Roe v. Wade

5.17.2021 – (PRESS RELEASE) Today, the U.S. Supreme Court granted Mississippi’s request to review a case challenging the state’s ban on abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy. These kind of bans on abortion prior to [...]

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Texas Passes Ban on Abortion at Six Weeks of Pregnancy

05.13.2021 – (PRESS RELEASE) Today, the Texas Senate passed a bill banning abortion as early as six-weeks of pregnancy—before many people even know they are pregnant. The bill also allows anyone – from local anti-abortion [...]

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Appeals Court Reinstates Forced Waiting Period for Abortion in Tennessee

04.23.2021 – (PRESS RELEASE) Today, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals allowed a 48-hour mandatory waiting period to take effect immediately in Tennessee. Patients at health centers at the time of the ruling were immediately [...]

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Kansas Ban on Standard Abortion Method Struck Down as Unconstitutional

04.07.21 (PRESS RELEASE) – Today, a Kansas state court permanently blocked the state’s ban on the standard method of abortion after approximately 14 to 15 weeks of pregnancy, a procedure known as D&E. The ruling comes after the Kansas Supreme Court recognized for the first time in 2019 that Kansans have [...]

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Court Blocks South Carolina Abortion Ban as Litigation Continues

Today, a federal district court granted a preliminary injunction blocking a South Carolina law that would have banned abortion as early as six weeks into pregnancy, before many people know they’re pregnant. Instead of addressing [...]

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Statement on India’s Medical Termination of Pregnancy Amendment

This week, India’s Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Bill 2020 (‘MTP Bill’) was introduced and passed by the Upper House of the Parliament. The Bill amends the 50-year-old MTP Act, 1971, which sets the conditions, [...]

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On the Adoption of the Third U.S. Universal Periodic Review

On March 17, 2021, the Center for Reproductive Rights and co-sponsoring organizations made remarks at the UN Human Rights Council commending the United States for supporting recommendations related to sexual and reproductive rights received in [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

Help us ensure that every government around the world guarantees them.

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