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Whole Woman’s Health v. Paxton (Texas)

When the U.S. Supreme Court took away the constitutional right to abortion on June 24, 2022, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton put out an advisory stating that the state’s trigger abortion ban, which bans abortion [...]

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Planned Parenthood South Atlantic v. State of South Carolina, et al. (South Carolina)

In this landmark ruling, the South Carolina Supreme Court affirmed abortion as a protected privacy right under the state's constitution. The ruling, made January 5, 2023, permanently blocked the state's ban on abortion at approximately [...]

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Oklahoma Call for Reproductive Justice v. O’Connor (Oklahoma)

On July 1, 2022, the Center for Reproductive Rights and its partners filed a lawsuit in the Oklahoma Supreme Court seeking to block the state’s pre-Roe abortion ban, enacted in 1910, and a total abortion [...]

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Access Independent Health Services, Inc., d/b/a Red River Women’s Clinic v. Drew H. Wrigley (North Dakota)

North Dakota’s “trigger” ban (H.B. 1466) being challenged in this case is currently blocked, and abortion remains legal in North Dakota while litigation in state court continues. In 2007, North Dakota lawmakers passed H.B. 1466, [...]

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Jackson Women’s Health et al. v. Dobbs (Mississippi)

Mississippi’s abortion “trigger” ban —which makes abortion illegal in the state except to save the life of the pregnant person, or in cases of rape or incest that have been reported to law enforcement—has been [...]

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June Medical Services v. Landry (Louisiana)

On June 27, 2022, three days after the U.S. Supreme Court eliminated the constitutional right to abortion, the Center for Reproductive Rights and its partners filed a lawsuit in the Civil District Court for the [...]

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SisterSong v. State of Georgia (Georgia)

Georgia’s six-week abortion ban (H.B. 481) took effect in July 2022. The law was briefly struck down by the trial court in November 2022, but the Georgia Supreme Court allowed it to take effect again [...]

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Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida, et al. v. State of Florida, et al. (Florida)

Florida's HB 5, which bans abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy, has been in effect since July 1, 2022. The law subjects abortion providers to felony criminal penalties and disciplinary action for providing care to [...]

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Paul A. Isaacson, M.D., and the Arizona Medical Association v. State of Arizona (Arizona)

Filed in state court, the lawsuit seeks to clarify doctors’ obligations under multiple, conflicting abortion laws, which have forced providers to cease abortion services for fear of criminal prosecution.   In 1973, after the U.S. Supreme [...]

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Hearing Recap: Judge Kavanaugh’s Testimony Confirms Hostile Record and Philosophy on Reproductive Rights

    Hearing Recap: Judge Kavanaugh’s Testimony Confirms Hostile Record and Philosophy on Reproductive Rights Read the summary of our report on the hearing         During his confirmation hearing, Judge Brett Kavanaugh [...]

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Day 3: Leaked Email Reveals Judge Kavanaugh’s Views on Roe and “Precedent”

Day 3: Leaked Email Reveals Judge Kavanaugh’s Views on Roe and “Precedent” Concept of “settled law” rules the day—but past Judge Kavanaugh emails are unsettling Today was the last chance for the Senate and the [...]

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Freedom Denied

After 10 years of wrongful imprisonment after she had a stillbirth, our client Teodora was again denied her freedom. [UPDATE] Following 11 years of wrongful imprisonment after suffering an obstetric emergency, the Salvadoran Supreme Court [...]

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New Report: Roma Women Experience Discrimination, Receive Poor Reproductive Health Care In Slovakia

New Report: Roma Women Experience Discrimination, Receive Poor Reproductive Health Care In Slovakia European Union Pledges 500 Million Euros Towards Gender Equality Fund (PRESS RELEASE) Roma women living in Slovakia report facing discrimination, segregation and [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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