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Mississippi Continues to Defend 15-Week Abortion Ban Despite Searing Court Decision

Mississippi Continues to Defend 15-Week Abortion Ban Despite Searing Court Decision After a blistering court decision calling out Mississippi politicians for “gaslighting” women and wasting taxpayer money, the state continues fight for unconstitutional law (PRESS [...]

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Ohio Lawmakers Pass Multiple Extreme Abortion Bans

Ohio Lawmakers Pass Multiple Extreme Abortion Bans Center for Reproductive Rights urges Governor Kasich to veto Ohio abortion bans (PRESS RELEASE) Today, the Ohio state senate passed a law (HB 258) that would effectively ban [...]

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Oklahoma Court Fails to Block 72-Hour Abortion Delay

Oklahoma Court Fails to Block 72-Hour Abortion Delay (PRESS RELEASE) Today, the Oklahoma District Court failed to block a measure tripling the state’s mandatory waiting period from 24 to 72 hours for virtually all women seeking abortion [...]

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The Center for Reproductive Rights Sues Kenyan Officials over recent Ban on Marie Stopes

(PRESS RELEASE) The Center for Reproductive Rights and co-counsel Sofia Rajab-Leteipan of Leteipan & Associates Advocates have today filed a case at the High Court, Nairobi, against Kenyan government officials. The petition is challenging the [...]

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Mississippi Ban on Abortion After 15 Weeks of Pregnancy Struck Down by Federal District Court

Mississippi Ban on Abortion After 15 Weeks of Pregnancy Struck Down by Federal District Court State ban is found unconstitutional in a victory for the Center for Reproductive Rights and Jackson Women’s Health Organization (PRESS [...]

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Center for Reproductive Rights Sues to Block Ban on Telemedicine Abortions in Kansas

Center for Reproductive Rights Sues to Block Ban on Telemedicine Abortions in Kansas With only four abortion clinics in Kansas, telemedicine is crucial to abortion access (PRESS RELEASE) Today, the Center for Reproductive Rights filed [...]

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Texas Ban on Safest Method of Abortion After 15 Weeks Inches Closer to Supreme Court

Texas Ban on Safest Method of Abortion After 15 Weeks Inches Closer to Supreme Court Fifth Circuit now reviewing law that would force Texas doctors to perform higher-risk procedures that go against their best medical [...]

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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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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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In a Blow to Women’s Health and Rights in Louisiana, Fifth Circuit Completely Disregards U.S. Supreme Court Precedent

In a Blow to Women’s Health and Rights in Louisiana, Fifth Circuit Completely Disregards U.S. Supreme Court Precedent (PRESS RELEASE) Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit upheld a Louisiana law that [...]

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Virginia District Court Rejects Bid to Halt Lawsuit Against the Commonwealth’s Longstanding Abortion Restrictions

Virginia District Court Rejects Bid to Halt Lawsuit Against the Commonwealth’s Longstanding Abortion Restrictions Decision allows challenge by Virginia health care providers to move forward (PRESS RELEASE) A Virginia federal court today rejected the Commonwealth’s efforts to shut [...]

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The Center for Reproductive Rights Sues the Department of State over Deletion of Reproductive Rights from the Annual Human Rights Reports

The Center Sues the Department of State over Deletion of Reproductive Rights from the Annual Human Rights Reports (PRESS RELEASE) The Center for Reproductive Rights has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against [...]

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Council of Europe Decision Calls on Poland to Immediately Grant Women Access to Legal Abortion Care and Services

Council of Europe Decision Calls on Poland to Immediately Grant Women Access to Legal Abortion Care and Services (PRESS RELEASE)The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe today called on Poland to immediately put [...]

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Texas Court Strikes Down Unconstitutional Texas Reproductive Health Restriction in Challenge Brought by Whole Woman’s Health and Texas Abortion Providers

(PRESS RELEASE) Today, a federal district court judge struck down a Texas measure requiring health care providers to bury or cremate all embryonic and fetal tissue from abortions, miscarriages, and ectopic pregnancy surgeries—regardless of their [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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