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Florida’s 15-Week Abortion Ban Heads to State Supreme Court

08.10.22 (PRESS RELEASE) — Florida health care providers today sought review in the Florida Supreme Court in their case challenging the state’s ban on abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy (House Bill 5). The move [...]

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Emergency Request Filed to Block Louisiana Trigger Bans

8.4.22 (PRESS STATEMENT) – Today, the Center for Reproductive Rights and Boies Schiller Flexner LLP, along with local counsel Ellie Schilling, filed an emergency writ to the Louisiana Supreme Court, asking the court to reinstate [...]

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Statement on President Biden’s Executive Order Securing Access to Reproductive and Other Healthcare Services

Statement from Nancy Northup, President and CEO at the Center for Reproductive Rights:  “Abortion services are now illegal in eight states, and the number of states enforcing radical bans and denying people life-saving care is [...]

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Kansans Reject Anti-Abortion Ballot Measure

08.02.2022 – (PRESS RELEASE) Today, in a historic landslide vote, Kansans rejected an anti-abortion ballot measure that would have eliminated the fundamental right to abortion under the state constitution. This is the first time abortion [...]

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En Honduras cada día la ley obliga a tres niñas violadas a ser madres

La prohibición absoluta del aborto es una violación a los derechos fundamentales de esas niñas.

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Biden-Harris Administration Issues Proposed Rule to Strengthen Nondiscrimination Protections in Health Care

07.26.2022 -- On Monday July 25th, the Biden-Harris administration issued a proposed rule implementing Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act, which would restore and strengthen vital nondiscrimination protections in health care.  Section 1557 of [...]

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Georgia Doctors and Advocates File New Challenge to Six-Week Abortion Ban in State Court

07.26.2022 — (PRESS RELEASE) Georgia abortion providers and advocates filed a lawsuit in the Superior Court of Fulton County today bringing a state constitutional challenge against H.B. 481, a law banning abortion at approximately six [...]

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Georgia Six-Week Abortion Ban to Take Effect

UPDATE: In a highly unorthodox move, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals issued an immediate stay of a lower court’s injunction of Georgia’s six-week ban, rather than waiting the normal 28-day period for the official [...]

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South Carolina Abortion Providers File New State Court Challenge to 6-Week Abortion Ban

07.13.22 (PRESS RELEASE) — Today, Planned Parenthood South Atlantic, Greenville Women’s Clinic, and two physician plaintiffs filed a lawsuit in state court seeking to again block Senate Bill 1, South Carolina’s ban on abortion after [...]

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Center for Reproductive Rights Condemns Prosecution of Polish Human Rights Defender Justyna Wydrzyńska 

13.07.2022 (PRESS RELEASE): On Thursday the Praga Południe District Court in Poland’s capital Warsaw will hold its next hearing in the case of human rights defender Justyna Wydrzyńska. Wydrzyńska has been accused of helping a woman [...]

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Arizona Law Granting “Personhood” to Fetuses Blocked in Court

07.11.2022 (PRESS RELEASE) – Today, a federal district court granted a request by Arizona abortion providers, physicians, and advocacy groups to prevent a 2021 law that grants “personhood” rights to fetuses, embryos, and fertilized eggs [...]

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Challenge Filed to Block North Dakota’s Trigger Ban

07.07.22 (PRESS RELEASE) – Today, the only remaining abortion provider in North Dakota--Red River Women’s Clinic—filed a lawsuit in state court seeking to block enforcement of the state’s trigger ban, which would prohibit nearly all [...]

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Injunction on Florida’s 15-Week Abortion Ban Revoked Automatically Upon Appeal, Law to Remain in Effect

07.05.22 (PRESS RELEASE) — Shortly after a state trial court officially issued an order blocking the state’s 15-week abortion ban on the ground it likely violates Florida’s state constitution and will cause irreparable harm,  the [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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