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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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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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Stakes are High in Upcoming U.S. Supreme Court Case Challenging Mississippi Abortion Ban

In its brief filed in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, the Center highlights the consequences of banning abortion—as the reality of Texas’s recent ban already demonstrates.

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Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization: Response Brief

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Reproductive health and glyphosate in the context of the armed conflict

As the Colombian government has tried to restart its aerial fumigation program with a herbicide called glyphosate, the Center for Reproductive Rights has published a report showing that the herbicide used in the program had [...]

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Reproductive Violence in the Colombian Armed Conflict

The decision whether or not to have children does not belong to any armed group, to the State or to anyone else but the women themselves. The Center presented this report on reproductive violence to [...]

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Appeals Court Blocks Tennessee Abortion Bans

09.10.2021 – (PRESS RELEASE) Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit blocked a Tennessee ban on abortion starting at approximately six weeks into pregnancy. The court also blocked a ban on abortion [...]

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TN Bans 6th Cir Panel Decision

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Statement on the Passing of Maria de Lourdes Silva Pimentel

Pimentel was the client in Alyne da Silva Pimentel v. Brazil--the first-ever maternal mortality case decided by an international human rights body.

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Center for Reproductive Rights Statement on U.S. Department of Justice Lawsuit Against Texas on Six-Week Abortion Ban

09.09.2021 – (PRESS RELEASE) -- Statement from Nancy Northup, President and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights regarding the Department of Justice’s lawsuit against the state of Texas on S.B. 8: “It’s a gamechanger [...]

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Justice Department sues Texas over six-week abortion ban

Attorney General Merrick Garland announced that the Justice Department would sue the state over its abortion ban, S.B. 8.

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Mexico Supreme Court Votes to Decriminalize Abortion

Hailed by the Mexican Supreme Court president Arturo Zaldívar as "a watershed in the history of the rights of all women, especially the most vulnerable,” the Court issued a ruling advancing abortion decriminalization ithroughout the country.

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Fearful of being sued under new law, three of four San Antonio abortion facilities stop offering the procedure

Several Texas-based clinics suspended abortion services after S.B. 8, the Texas law that bans abortion at six weeks of pregnancy, went into effect. The Texas Tribune quoted Center President and CEO Nancy Northup, who said, [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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