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Whole Woman’s Health v. Jackson: Fifth Circuit Ruling

On January 17, 2022, the Fifth Circuit ruled in favor of Texas and sent the case, Whole Woman's Health v. Jackson, to the Texas Supreme Court. The ruling is inconsistent with the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in [...]

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Texas Abortion Ban Case Faces More Delays

01.17.2022 (STATEMENT) – Today, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals sent Whole Woman’s Health v. Jackson – a case filed by abortion providers and funds challenging Texas’ six-week ban on abortion (S.B. 8) – to [...]

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Victory for Children’s Rights: Philippines Criminalizes Child Marriage

Law supported by the Center adds serious penalties to combat the harmful practice.

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Julie Rikelman Named To The Badass 50 List

InStyle named the Center’s Julie Rikelman, Senior Director of U.S. Litigation, to it’s Badass 50 list, which honors women who are making the world a better place. Rikelman earned the #2 spot for defending the [...]

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Appeals court sees little urgency in speeding up challenge to Texas abortion ban after contentious hearing

CNN reported on the "tense" hearing held January 7 in which the 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals signaled that -- for now -- it was likely to keep the Texas abortion case out of [...]

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2021 Sarah Weddington Writing Winners Announced

The Sarah Weddington Writing Prize for New Student Scholarship in Reproductive Rights is an annual contest featuring submissions aimed at advancing scholarship around reproductive rights and justice.


Center Co-hosts Workshop in Nepal for Youth Champions of SRHR

Sessions aim to strengthen the capacity of young leaders to advance legal protections for sexual and reproductive health and rights.

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Center Report: More State Abortion Restrictions Passed in 2021 Than in Any Year Since Roe v. Wade

In 2021, states across the U.S. passed laws restricting and banning abortion at a rate higher than in any previous year since the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed the constitutional right to abortion in 1973.   This [...]

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2021 Year in Review: Center Achievements Around the Globe

The Center for Reproductive Rights and its local partners made significant progress around the globe in building, enforcing and defending reproductive rights.

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U.S. Supreme Court Writ of Mandamus Petition: Whole Woman’s Health v. Jackson

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Video: The Center’s Year in Review

Thank you for helping the Center for Reproductive Rights build, enforce and defend reproductive rights around the world in 2021!


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High Court to decide on landmark post-abortion care case

The Center is asking a Kenyan High Court to prevent the state from arresting, detaining, and prosecuting women who seek post-abortion care. The case concerns PAK, a 16-year-old girl who sought medical attention after experiencing [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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