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Supreme Court Lets Texas Abortion Ban Case Drag On

01.20.2022 (PRESS RELEASE) – The U.S. Supreme Court denied a request today from abortion providers and funds to allow one of the challenges against S.B. 8 (Texas’ ban on abortion after approximately six weeks of [...]

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

On January 20, the U.S. Supreme Court denied the Center's petition for a writ of mandamus, which was filed on January 3 and requested the Court to order the Fifth Circuit to remand the case [...]

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49th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade Could be the Last

PRESS STATEMENT 01.20.2022 Statement from Nancy Northup, President and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights:  This Saturday, January 22, marks 49 years since the U.S. Supreme Court recognized the constitutional right to abortion in [...]

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

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FDA Takes Important Step to Expand Access to Medication Abortion Care

Statement from Lourdes Rivera, Senior Vice President of U.S. Programs at the Center for Reproductive Rights: “Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced they are permanently lifting some of the medically unnecessary and [...]

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Supreme Court Refuses to Block Texas Abortion Ban, Greenlights Bounty-Hunting Scheme

12.10.2021 – (PRESS RELEASE) Today, the U.S. Supreme Court issued decisions in two cases challenging Texas’ ban on abortion after six weeks of pregnancy (S.B. 8), ending two of the most promising pathways to blocking [...]

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Supreme Court Decision: Whole Woman’s Health v. Jackson

On December 10, the Supreme Court issued its ruling in the case Whole Woman’s Health v. Jackson. In a 5-4 decision, the Court refused to block Texas’s unconstitutional abortion ban and vigilante scheme.The law, S.B. [...]

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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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Abortion in Texas

For a summary of Texas’s abortion laws, visit our What if Roe Fell interactive map.  Even before Texas’s S.B. 8 abortion ban took effect, abortion access in the state was already extremely limited.    Prior to the implementation of S.B.8, Texas had [...]

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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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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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