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Texas Abortion Ban Update: DOJ Lawsuit, UN Condemnation card link

Texas Abortion Ban Update: DOJ Lawsuit, UN Condemnation

The Department of Justice claims the law violates constitutional rights, while UN human rights experts call it a violation of international law. The Center is also challenging the Texas ban , in its case, Whole Woman's Health v. Jackson.

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Stakes are High in Upcoming U.S. Supreme Court Case Challenging Mississippi Abortion Ban

In its brief filed in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, the Center highlights the consequences of banning abortion—as the reality of Texas’s recent ban already demonstrates.

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Lawsuit Seeks to Block Oklahoma’s New Abortion Bans and Restrictions

Five Oklahoma measures include two abortion bans and severe restrictions on abortion providers and medication abortion. The laws are scheduled to take effect November 1.

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U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on Texas Abortion Ban Ends Almost All Care in the State

Late last night, in a contentious 5-4 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court denied the emergency request filed by the Center for Reproductive Rights and its partners to block Texas’s radical new abortion ban, which took effect September 1.

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Texas Abortion Ban Takes Effect, Ending Almost All Abortion Care in the State

The Center and its partners await action by the U.S. Supreme Court on its emergency request to stop the law banning abortion after six weeks of pregnancy and incentivizing individuals to enforce the ban.

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In Mississippi’s Effort to Take Away Abortion Rights, Disregard for Those Impacted card link

In Mississippi’s Effort to Take Away Abortion Rights, Disregard for Those Impacted

In its opening brief to defend a state abortion ban, Mississippi urges the U.S. Supreme Court to take away the constitutional right to abortion—and disregards those people who would be impacted by such a ruling.

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Center and Partners Sue to Stop New Arizona Abortion Restrictions

Measures would ban abortion if there is indication of fetal diagnosis in the patient’s reason and grant new “personhood” rights for fetuses and embryos.

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Appeals Court Upholds ‘Highly Insulting and Paternalistic’ Tennessee Abortion Law

08.05.2021 – (PRESS RELEASE) Today, the full Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a district court decision striking down a 48-hour mandatory waiting period for abortion in Tennessee. The Sixth Circuit had allowed the law to take effect in April 2021 on [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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Mississippi Abortion Ban Case Before the U.S. Supreme Court Poses a Direct Challenge to Roe v. Wade card link

Mississippi Abortion Ban Case Before the U.S. Supreme Court Poses a Direct Challenge to Roe v. Wade

The Center for Reproductive Rights will defend the right to abortion at the U.S. Supreme Court this fall in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health.

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Tennessee’s Mandatory Waiting Period for Abortion: “Highly Insulting and Paternalistic”

    Update: On 4/23/21, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals reinstated the 48-hour mandatory waiting period, allowing it to take effect immediately in Tennessee. Patients at health centers at the time of the ruling [...]

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Ruling’s Impact on the Undue Burden Standard

A new report issued by the Center for Reproductive Rights analyzes the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2020 decision in June Medical Services v. Russo, a leading abortion case brought by the Center.

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New Website Exposes Motives of Anti-Abortion Policymakers

While last week’s Supreme Court decision struck down a Louisiana anti-abortion law, hundreds of restrictive abortion laws remain on the books—a new online tool seeks to hold state lawmakers accountable for promoting women’s, children’s health. [...]

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Las mujeres que están encarceladas injustamente en El Salvador deben ser liberadas ante la pandemia por COVID-19

Ante el avance de la pandemia y la precaria infraestructura carcelaria en El Salvador, la Agrupación Ciudadana por la Despenalización del Aborto, la Colectiva Feminista para el Desarrollo Local, el Centro de Derechos Reproductivos (CRR, [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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