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Appeals Court Strikes Down Mississippi 15-Week Abortion Ban

(PRESS RELEASE)—Today, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court's decision to strike down Mississippi's ban on abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy. The case was brought by the Center for Reproductive Rights [...]

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Slovakia’s Parliament rejects harmful restrictions on safe abortion care

Today the Slovak Parliament rejected draft legislation that would have severely restricted women’s access to abortion care and subjected women to a series of humiliating and medically inaccurate and unnecessary requirements prior to accessing abortion. [...]

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Medical Groups, Legal Experts, People Who Had Abortions, and Advocates Join Fight Against Louisiana’s Anti-Abortion Law

ABA, AMA and other diverse supporters unite to urge U.S. Supreme Court to overturn Louisiana law designed to shut down abortion clinics (PRESS RELEASE)—Yesterday, a coalition of leading voices in medicine, law, and public policy [...]

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Center for Reproductive Rights Releases New Brief of European Abortion Laws

Europe leads the world with its number of liberalized laws on abortion, but many women still face access barriers due to regulatory restrictions or regressive threats (PRESS RELEASE) --A new comparative overview of European abortion [...]

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Center for Reproductive Rights Files Opening Brief in Abortion Case Before the Supreme Court

Identical abortion issue decided by Supreme Court in 2016 (PRESS RELEASE)—Today, the Center for Reproductive Rights filed its opening brief before the United States Supreme Court in June Medical Services v. Gee—the first abortion rights [...]

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New Tool Shows State of Abortion Law and Abortion Access Across America

Center for Reproductive Rights comprehensive digital map shows the ‘No Roe Reality’ of abortion laws, restrictions,and protections on the books - including those laws currently blocked by the courts (PRESS RELEASE) – Today, the Center [...]

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California District Court Joins other Federal Courts in Vacating the Trump Administration’s “Denial of Care” Rule in Full

(PRESS RELEASE) Today, a California federal judge became the third judge in the U.S. to strike down the Trump Administration’s Denial of Care rule in its entirety. U.S. District Judge William Alsup also upheld the [...]

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Joint Statement issued by Center for Reproductive Rights, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, International Planned Parenthood Federation European Network

Joint Statement on Restrictive Legislation in Slovakia As members of Slovakia’s parliament debate proposed legislation that, if enacted, will potentially impede women’s access to abortion services, Amnesty International, Center for Reproductive Rights, Human Rights Watch [...]

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New Abortion Lawsuit Seeks to Expand Access in Oklahoma

New case highlights telemedicine and advanced practice clinicians as avenues to increasing abortion access (PRESS RELEASE) — Today, the Center for Reproductive Rights filed a lawsuit challenging two anti-abortion laws in Oklahoma, both of which are medically [...]

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Oklahoma Supreme Court Steps in to Block Abortion Ban After Rogue Ruling

Court issues order temporarily blocking a ban on the standard method of abortion after 14 weeks of pregnancy (Press Release) — Today, the Oklahoma Supreme Court granted an emergency request to block the state’s ban [...]

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Court Blocks Oklahoma Law that Violates Doctors’ Free Speech

Court Blocks Oklahoma Law that Violates Doctors’ Free Speech Law would force physicians to tell patients that some abortions are “reversible” (PRESS RELEASE)—Today, a state district court judge ruled from the bench and temporarily blocked [...]

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Center for Reproductive Rights Sues Department of Health and Human Services for Failing to Comply with Freedom of Information Act Requests

(PRESS RELEASE) —Today, the Center for Reproductive Rightsfiled a complaint against the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for failing to produce records related to the Office for Civil Rights’ (OCR) operations and enforcement [...]

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Inter-American Commission on Human Rights files case of Manuela vs. El Salvador before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights

Bogotá, New York, San Salvador (PRESS RELEASE) -- The Center for Reproductive Rights and its local partner in El Salvador, Agrupación Ciudadana para la Despenalización del Aborto, celebrate the decision taken by the Inter-American Commission [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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