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U.S. Supreme Court Hears Pivotal Abortion Rights Case

12.1.21 (PRESS RELEASE) – Today, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization—a case that will decide the fate of abortion rights in the U.S. In the case, the state of Mississippi is asking the Court to overturn Roe [...]

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House Passes Build Back Better Act with Historic Maternal Health Investments

11.19.2021 – (PRESS STATEMENT) Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Build Back Better Act, which includes key maternal health investments from the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act of 2021 and permanent, mandatory year-long [...]

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Over 150 State Legislators Sign Letter to Call on the Senate to Enact Permanent and Mandatory Postpartum Medicaid Investments in Build Back Better Act

State legislators across 38 states encourage congressional leadership to include permanent and mandatory postpartum Medicaid coverage for one year in the Build Back Better Act.

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Abortion Providers’ Brief Filed in TX Abortion Ban Case Before SCOTUS

10.27.2021 – (PRESS STATEMENT) Today, the Center for Reproductive Rights filed its opening brief in advance of Monday’s arguments when the Supreme Court will hear both Whole Woman’s Health v. Jackson and United States v. [...]

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Oklahoma Supreme Court Blocks New Abortion Restrictions

10.25.2021 – (PRESS RELEASE) Today, the Oklahoma state Supreme Court blocked three extreme abortion restrictions that were scheduled to take effect November 1 and threatened to devastate abortion access in the state. Today’s ruling means [...]

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Supreme Court Will Hear Texas Abortion Ban Cases

10.22.2021 – (PRESS RELEASE) Today, the U.S. Supreme Court announced it will hear two cases challenging Texas’ ban on abortion after six weeks of pregnancy (S.B. 8). The court declined to rule on a request [...]

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Statement on Biden Administration’s National Strategy on Gender Equity and Equality

10.22.2021 (PRESS STATEMENT) Statement from Nancy Northup, President & CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights: “We are thrilled with the Biden administration’s first-ever National Strategy on Gender Equity and Equality. We applaud President Biden’s [...]

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Abortion Stigma: Open Letter to Public Officials and Policymakers

The Center for Reproductive Rights, along with We Testify, joined 116 organizations advocating for reproductive health, rights, and justice in issuing a letter calling on public officials and policy makers across the country to help [...]

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Texas Abortion Ban in Effect Again After Appeals Court Ruling

10.08.21 – (PRESS STATEMENT) Today—in a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Department of Justice—the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals granted a request from the state of Texas, allowing the state’s six-week abortion ban (S.B. 8) [...]

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Texas Abortion Ban Temporarily Blocked by Federal Court

10.06.21 – (PRESS STATEMENT) Today, a federal district court temporarily blocked Texas’ abortion ban (SB 8), in a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Department of Justice. The judge issued a preliminary injunction, blocking the ban [...]

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Center for Reproductive Rights Files New Federal Lawsuit Challenging Unconstitutional Texas Abortion Ban

10.05.2021 – (PRESS RELEASE) The Center for Reproductive Rights announced today that it has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois that seeks to consolidate multiple lawsuits filed [...]

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Court Refuses to Block New Abortion Restrictions in Oklahoma

10.04.2021 – (PRESS RELEASE) Today, a state court judge in Oklahoma ruled from the bench and denied in part a request for a temporary injunction against several extreme abortion restrictions that will decimate access to [...]

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Request for Immediate Dismissal of Complaint Against Dr. Alan Braid Regarding Texas S.B. 8

The Center submitted a demand letter to the Texas Medical Board for an immediate dismissal of Operation Rescue’s complaint against its client, Dr. Alan Braid, related to Texas Senate Bill 8 of 2021 (“S.B. 8”). [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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