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The Undue Burden Standard after June Medical Services v. Russo

This report by the Center for Reproductive Rights analyzes the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in June Medical Services v. Russo, a leading abortion case brought and won by the Center and decided in June 2020. The [...]

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UN Human Rights Committee Asserts that Access to Abortion and Prevention of Maternal Mortality are Human Rights

UN Human Rights Committee Asserts that Access to Abortion and Prevention of Maternal Mortality are Human Rights (PRESS RELEASE) The Center for Reproductive Rights welcomes and firmly supports the United Nations Human Rights Committee’s General [...]

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Center for Reproductive Rights Condemns State Department for Dropping Reproductive Rights from Human Rights Reports

Center for Reproductive Rights Condemns State Department for Dropping Reproductive Rights from Human Rights Reports New reports strip analysis of reproductive health and rights around the world, signaling clear disregard for women and girls (PRESS [...]

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Over 250 Reproductive, Civil and Human Rights Organizations Call on ICE to Discontinue Policy on Detaining Pregnant Individuals

Over 250 Reproductive, Civil and Human Rights Organizations Call on ICE to Discontinue Policy on Detaining Pregnant Indi Center for Reproductive Rights, ACLU, American Immigration Council, Women’s Refugee Commission and Others Urge Administration to Reinstitute [...]

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Trump Administration to Strip Mention of Reproductive Health and Rights in State Department Human Rights Report

Trump Administration to Strip Mention of Reproductive Health and Rights in State Department Human Rights Report Move would signal clear disregard for women and reproductive rights around the world In the latest move of a [...]

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State of the States 2017: A Proactive Push in the Wake of Whole Woman’s Health

This report provides a comprehensive overview of state legislation enacted in 2017 restricting access to abortion and family planning services in addition to the proactive approaches state policymakers used to strengthen access to reproductive health [...]

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Updated FDA Label Better Reflects Evidence-Based Medicine, Could Expand Access to Medication Abortion

Updated FDA Label Better Reflects Evidence-Based Medicine, Could Expand Access to Medication Abortion Change aligns Mifepristone label with current best medical practice and more than 15 years of scientific evidence (PRESS RELEASE) The U.S. Food [...]

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Chile’s Cámara de Diputados Approves Abortion Bill

Chile’s Cámara de Diputados Approves Abortion Bill (PRESS RELEASE) Today Chile’s Cámara de Diputados (House) agreed to advance a proposed bill that would allow women to access safe and legal abortion services in cases of [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

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A Crucial Option

A Crucial Option Medication abortion is safe, legal, and capable of revolutionizing reproductive health care. American women have been using legal medication abortion—an early abortion method that involves taking oral medication rather than having a [...]

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Admitting that Abortion is Safe

Admitting that Abortion is Safe For years, extremist activists and politicians have offered up false science and feigned concern for women’s health as part of their strategy to limit abortion access. The safety of abortion [...]

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House Subcommittee Amends Federal Legislation to Ban Abortion at 20 Weeks Nationwide

House Subcommittee Amends Federal Legislation to Ban Abortion at 20 Weeks Nationwide Center for Reproductive Rights calls on members of House Judiciary Committee to reject unconstitutional and harmful bill (PRESS RELEASE) Today the Subcommittee on [...]

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State Judge Announces Intention to Permanently Strike North Dakota’s Restrictions on Medication Abortion as Unconstitutional

State Judge Announces Intention to Permanently Strike North Dakota’s Restrictions on Medication Abortion (PRESS RELEASE) At the conclusion of a three-day trial, District Court Judge Wickham Corwin announced today that he plans to issue a [...]

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Center for Reproductive Rights and ACLU File Lawsuit to Block Extreme and Unconstitutional Abortion Ban in Arkansas

Center and ACLU File Lawsuit to Block Extreme Abortion Ban in Arkansas (PRESS RELEASE) The Center for Reproductive Rights, American Civil Liberties Union, and ACLU of Arkansas filed a legal challenge today against Arkansas's unconstitutional [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

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