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Stenberg v. Carhart

The Center for Reproductive Rights brought this case on behalf of Nebraska abortion provider Dr. Leroy Carhart to challenge Nebraska’s method ban on abortion. That law was part of a wave of similar state bans [...]

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Tucson Women’s Clinic v. Eden

This case challenged a "TRAP" law passed by the Arizona Legislature in 1999. The term "TRAP" stands for "targeted regulation of abortion providers," and it refers to laws that target the medical practices of doctors [...]

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In the Matter of the Grand Jury Investigation & Jane Doe, Anne Roe, Sarah Coe, and Paula Poe v. Hon. Michael Corrigan and Hon. Paul Buchanan

Dr. George Tiller was a physician who operated a medical practice, Women’s Health Care Services, in Wichita, Kansas, where he provided abortion services to women from across the country. , He specialized in later term [...]

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Presidential Women’s Center v. Florida

Filing date: 06/28/1997 State: Florida Plaintiff(s): Presidential Women's Center Center Attorney(s): , Janet Crepps, Suzanne Novak Summary: In 2002, CRR joined this case as co-counsel on behalf of Florida abortion clinics and doctors challenging Florida's [...]

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Aid for Women v. Foulston

The Center for Reproductive Rights initiated this case in 2003 after then-Kansas Attorney General Phil Kline issued an opinion that construed the State's child-abuse reporting statute to require doctors, nurses, school counselors, psychotherapists, and others [...]

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Dr. Allen Palmer v. Jane Drummond, et al.

This case is challenging a Missouri law that imposes additional restrictions on abortion providers, including requiring first-trimester abortion providers to meet the regulations for newly constructed ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs) in order to be licensed [...]

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Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri, Inc and Dr. Allen Palmer, v. Jane Drummond, et al.

This case is a challenge to a new TRAP law requiring first trimester abortion providers (including providers of only medication abortions) to become licensed as ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs) and to meet regulations for ASCs [...]

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Hope Medical Group for Women v. Lorraine LeBlanc

The Center is challenging a Louisiana law that creates unlimited civil liability for any harm to a woman or fetus arising from an abortion and excludes abortion providers from the benefits of the State's tort [...]

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Jackson Women’s Health Organization v. Amy

Filing date: 06/29/04 State: Mississippi Plaintiff(s): , Jackson Women's Health Organization Center Attorney(s): , Bonnie Scott Jones Co-Counsel/Cooperating Attorneys: , S. Mark Wann at Maxey Wann, PLLC (local) Summary: The Center for Reproductive Rights brought [...]

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Planned Parenthood of Alaska v. State

In 1997, the Alaska legislature passed a bill which, if it had gone into effect, would have prevented any unmarried woman under 17 years of age from having an abortion in Alaska unless she has [...]

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Northland Family Planning Clinic, Inc. v. Cox

Filing date: 03/01/05 State: Michigan Plaintiff(s): Northland Family Planning Clinic, Inc., Northland Family Planning Clinic, Inc. – West, Northland Family Planning Clinic, Inc. – East, Summit Medical Center, Inc., Planned Parenthood Mid-Michigan Alliance, and Planned [...]

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Armstrong v. Mazurek, Armstrong v. State

In 1995, the Montana Legislature passed a law restricting performance of abortions to licensed physicians. , The new law effectively overturned a previous state law, in effect since the early 1970s, which had been interpreted [...]

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Hope Medical Group for Women v. Kim Edward Leblanc

The Center for Reproductive Rights filed this lawsuit in federal court in the Eastern District of Louisiana to prevent the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners from unfairly disciplining a non-obstetrician-gynecologist physician for performing first-trimester [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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