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U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Second Attack on ACA Birth Control Benefit

U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Second Attack on ACA Birth Control Benefit Nonprofits fighting to interfere with employees’ access to affordable health care despite existing accommodation (PRESS RELEASE) The U.S. Supreme Court today agreed to [...]

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Nancy Northup on MSNBC: Stop the Deception

Nancy Northup on MSNBC: Stop the Deception Nancy Northup, president of the Center for Reproductive Rights, appeared on a segment of MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry show to debate the continued public funding of “crisis pregnancy centers”—phony [...]

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Nova Health Systems v. Cline et al.

(REVISED 1.19.22) This lawsuit challenges two Oklahoma measures which threaten to make safe and legal abortion even harder to obtain in a state with only two abortion providers. The first measure, HB 1721, bans the [...]

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Burns v. Cline

(REVISED 6.13.2017) This lawsuit challenged Oklahoma law S.B. 642, an omnibus measure that imposed various unnecessary restrictions and requirements on abortion providers in blatant violation of the Oklahoma Constitution. S.B. 642 was a multi-subject measure that—among other provisions—permitted warrantless searches of abortion [...]

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Without a Prescription

Over-the-counter birth control. It’s a great idea in theory. But how do we get there? On the first day of her first year in college, Savannah remembers feeling “extremely uneasy”—and it wasn’t just freshman jitters [...]

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Adams & Boyle, P.C. et al. v. Slatery, et al.

(Updated 8-12-21) This lawsuit was filed as a challenge to three unconstitutional Tennessee measures designed to close reproductive health care clinics and make abortion harder to obtain.  Two of the laws challenged have been permanently [...]

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Gainesville Woman Care LLC d/b/a Bread and Roses Women’s Health Center, et al. v. State of Florida, et al.

(REVISED 9.21.2021) Florida passed a law in 2015 forcing a woman to wait a minimum of 24 hours and make at least one additional trip to her health care provider before receiving an abortion.  The [...]

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Planned Parenthood Arizona, Inc. et al. v. Brnovich, Christ, et al.

(REVISED 7.20.2018) This lawsuit challenged an Arizona state law, SB 1318 (originally scheduled to take effect on July 3, 2015), which would have forced doctors to lie to patients by telling them that it may be possible [...]

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Hodes & Nauser MDs, P.A., et al. v. Schmidt & Howe

(REVISED 4.07.2021) This lawsuit, filed on June 1, 2015, challenges a Kansas law (SB95) banning the most commonly used method of ending a pregnancy in the second trimester—a law that could force some women to [...]

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Center for Reproductive Rights Releases New PSA Featuring Artist and Actress Jemima Kirke

Center for Reproductive Rights Releases New PSA Featuring Artist and Actress Jemima Kirke Jemima tells personal abortion story to raise awareness of impact of anti-choice policies on access to reproductive health (PRESS RELEASE) Today, the Center [...]

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Spring Webinar Series with LSRJ, the Center for Reproductive Rights & Ipas: Register Here!

Spring Webinar Series with LSRJ, the Center for Reproductive Rights & Ipas: Register Here! Join us on Monday, April 20th at 7pm EST for “Human Rights at Home and Abroad.” During this presentation, our speakers [...]

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Lawmakers Force Doctors to Mislead Patients

Lawmakers Force Doctors to Mislead Patients Last week, the state of Arizona further invaded the doctor-patient relationship when the governor signed a new law requiring abortion providers to inform their patients about a scientifically unproven [...]

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Crisis in the South

Over the last four years, access to abortion care has been shrinking all across the United States. In the South, the situation has become particularly dire. Last month, under the cover of night, a hooded [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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