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Leaders in Medicine, Law, Reproductive Justice & Sports Urge Supreme Court to Protect Abortion Rights

09.20.2021 – (PRESS RELEASE) Today, nearly 10,000 individuals and more than 420 organizations urged the Supreme Court to protect the right to abortion in friend-of-the-court (amicus) briefs. This historic outpouring of support for reproductive rights [...]

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Why I violated Texas’s extreme abortion ban

Dr. Alan Braid, one of the plaintiffs in Whole Woman's Health v. Jackson, the Center's case challenging Texas’s extreme abortion ban, has written an op-ed for The Washington Post titled, “Why I violated Texas’s extreme [...]

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Provider Explains in Washington Post Op-ed Why He Violated Texas’s Extreme Abortion Ban

Dr. Alan Braid, one of the plaintiffs in Whole Woman's Health v. Jackson, the Center's case challenging Texas’s extreme abortion ban, has written an op-ed for The Washington Post titled, “Why I violated Texas’s extreme [...]

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Progressive Caucus Warns Lawsuits Not Enough to Stop GOP Assault on Abortion Rights

Common Dreams and the Austin Chronicle quoted a statement from Center President Nancy Northup on Texas’s abortion ban. “Every day this law is in effect, patients are being denied access to essential healthcare, and the [...]

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U.S. House to Take Historic Vote on the Women’s Health Protection Act

he U.S. House of Representatives will soon hold its first-ever vote on the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA). When enacted, WHPA will safeguard abortion access from state-level bans and restrictions. This vote will mark the first time the House has voted on proactive abortion legislation in nearly three decades. 

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Texas Abortion Ban Update: DOJ Lawsuit, UN Condemnation card link

Texas Abortion Ban Update: DOJ Lawsuit, UN Condemnation

The Department of Justice claims the law violates constitutional rights, while UN human rights experts call it a violation of international law. The Center is also challenging the Texas ban , in its case, Whole Woman's Health v. Jackson.

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‘No one wants to get sued’: Some abortion providers have stopped working in Texas

Texas’ six-week abortion ban went into effect on September 1 and since then, several providers have stopped offering abortion services. Senior counsel for the Center, Marc Hearron, said the ban put a “chill” on abortion [...]

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Rachel Maddow interviews Center President Nancy Northup: Women suffer hardship under Texas abortion ban

The Justice Department has a “strong case” to block Texas’s six-week abortion ban, according to Center President Nancy Northup, who was interviewed by Rachel Maddow. Northup also commented on the real harms women who have [...]

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Abortion Has Never Been Just About Abortion

In an op-ed on the evolution of abortion attitudes in the United States, the New York Times quotes the Center, saying “Laws that restrict abortion have the effect and purpose of preventing a woman from [...]

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Mississippi abortion clinic asks Supreme Court to uphold Roe v. Wade

The Center is representing Mississippi’s only abortion clinic in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, in which the Supreme Court will consider the constitutionality of pre-viability abortion bans. CNN quoted Center lawyer Julie Rikelman from [...]

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Will Kansas pursue Texas-style abortion restrictions? Here’s what stands in the way.

“The Kansas constitution right now protects the right to abortion and any attempts to limit that right has to clear a really high bar,” explained Elisabeth Smith, the Center’s state policy director, to The Kansas [...]

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Federal appeals court rules against Tennessee abortion bans

A federal appeals court affirmed a district court decision blocking  Tennessee abortion bans that would prohibit abortion after six weeks of pregnancy and prevent women from seeking one for fetal abnormalities. Multiple news outlets quoted [...]

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Center for Reproductive Rights Files Response to Mississippi’s Request that Supreme Court Overturn Roe v. Wade

09.13.2021 (PRESS STATEMENT) — Today, the Center for Reproductive Rights filed its response brief in the Supreme Court case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. The case challenges a Mississippi ban on abortion after 15 [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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