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State Constitutions and Abortion Rights: Building Protections for Reproductive Autonomy

This Center report outlines 11 states in which high courts have recognized that their state constitutions protect abortion rights and access independently from and more strongly than the U.S. Constitution or have struck down restrictions [...]

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The Undue Burden Standard after June Medical Services v. Russo

This report by the Center for Reproductive Rights analyzes the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in June Medical Services v. Russo, a leading abortion case brought and won by the Center and decided in June 2020. The [...]

Abortion, Definitions, Legal Protections, Legal Restrictions,United States,In the Courts,Publications

State of the States 2017: A Proactive Push in the Wake of Whole Woman’s Health

This report provides a comprehensive overview of state legislation enacted in 2017 restricting access to abortion and family planning services in addition to the proactive approaches state policymakers used to strengthen access to reproductive health [...]

Abortion, Definitions, Legal Protections, Legal Restrictions, Maternal Health,United States,Engaging Policymakers, In the States (USA),Publications

2016 State of the States: A Pivotal Time for Reproductive Rights

Politicians in statehouses across the country continued to attack women’s access to vital health care services in 2016, introducing more than 500 bills and enacting more than 60 new laws restricting access to reproductive health [...]

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The Impact of the Texas’ Abortion Clinic Shutdown Law on Latinas

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2015 State of the States: Fighting Back By Pushing Forward

Politicians in statehouses across the country continued to attack women’s access to vital health care services in 2015, introducing nearly 400 bills and enacting 47 new laws restricting access to reproductive health care this legislative [...]

Abortion, Legal Protections, Legal Restrictions, Other Barriers,United States,Engaging Policymakers,Publications

Stand Up, Fight TRAP: A Policy and Advocacy Resource to Counter Clinic Shutdown Laws

Clinics across the country are being forced to close their doors, making it even harder for a woman to get the abortion care she needs, simply because some politicians want to play politics with women’s [...]

Abortion, Legal Protections, Legal Restrictions, Other Barriers,United States,Engaging Policymakers,Publications

A Voting Rights Act for Reproductive Rights?

The following article was written by Nancy Northup, President and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights, as part of the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law's publication titled "Legal [...]

Abortion, Legal Protections, Legal Restrictions, Other Barriers, Contraception, Emergency Contraception, Legal Protections, Legal Restrictions,United States,Engaging Policymakers, In Washington D.C.,Publications

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

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State of the States: 2015 at the Midpoint

Troubling trends abound, but some bright spots provide hope for the future of reproductive health care access. 2015 saw the continuation of harmful trends in state legislatures to restrict reproductive rights and access, either through sham [...]

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Fighting Back: Reclaiming Reproductive Rights in the 113th Congress and Beyond

The 113th Congress was another busy time for extremist politicians looking to make abortion and even contraception impossible to access. As detailed in the Center for Reproductive Rights’ new report, “Fighting Back: Reclaiming Reproductive Rights [...]

Abortion, Legal Protections, Legal Restrictions, Other Barriers, Contraception, Emergency Contraception, Legal Protections, Legal Restrictions,United States,Engaging Policymakers, In Washington D.C.,Publications

Moving in a New Direction: A Proactive State Policy Resource for Promoting Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice

Moving in a New Direction: A Proactive State Policy Resource for Promoting Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice showcases proactive policy solutions that reflect the innovation, commitment, and vision of our movements for reproductive health, rights, [...]

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2013 Mid-Year Report

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The Personhood Papers

The so-called personhood movement threatens the human and reproductive rights of women by giving rights to a fertilized egg. The Center has assembled information and strategies to help advocates, legislators, and others beat back these [...]

Abortion, Definitions, Legal Protections, Legal Restrictions,United States,Reporting on Rights,Publications

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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