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Amicus Briefs: Whole Woman’s Health v. Jackson

A broad range of experts and leaders in constitutional law, health care, government, and civil rights have filed amicus briefs in two cases challenging Texas’s unconstitutional law, Senate Bill 8 (S.B. 8), which bans abortion [...]

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Oklahoma Supreme Court Blocks Three Extreme Abortion Laws in Center Lawsuit

All five Oklahoma laws challenged in the lawsuit are now blocked while the case continues.

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Video: The Case Explained

Center attorneys explain the upcoming Supreme Court case, Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health.

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Amicus Briefs: Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization

A broad range of experts and those most impacted by abortion restrictions have filed amicus briefs (“friend of the court” briefs) urging the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban in Dobbs [...]

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Isaacson, et al. v. Brnovich, et al.

(Updated 12.27.2021) The Center for Reproductive Rights and its partners have filed a lawsuit challenging two Arizona abortion restrictions passed in April 2021. One provision, which targets pregnant people facing complex considerations regarding their medical [...]

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Planned Parenthood South Atlantic, et al. v. Wilson, et al.

(REVISED 01.03.2022) This case challenges SB 1, a South Carolina law that bans abortion after about six weeks of pregnancy. At six weeks, many women do not realize they are pregnant and this law would [...]

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Ruling’s Impact on the Undue Burden Standard

A new report issued by the Center for Reproductive Rights analyzes the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2020 decision in June Medical Services v. Russo, a leading abortion case brought by the Center.

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Memphis Center for Reproductive Health v. Slatery

(REVISED 12.18.2021) - In this case, the Center challenged a Tennessee bill that aims to prevent abortion as early as six weeks of pregnancy and prevents pregnant people from obtaining abortion care for certain reasons, [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

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June Medical Services, LLC, v. Russo

In this major 2020 U.S. Supreme Court abortion case, the Court strikes down a Louisiana abortion restriction and affirms the strong legal standard used by courts for decades to determine the constitutionality of abortion laws.

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Center for Reproductive Rights and National Women’s Law Center v. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

The Center for Reproductive Rights and the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) filed suit against the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for refusing to release records related to a new division within the [...]

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Helen Weems v State of Montana

(Revised 1.19.22) The Center for Reproductive Rights and the American Civil Liberties Union of Montana filed a lawsuit in State District Court in Lewis and Clark County, challenging a Montana law that restricts access to abortion care in [...]

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Whole Woman’s Health v. Paxton

(REVISED 1.19.22) This case was a challenge to a Texas ban on the standard procedure for abortion care after about 14-15 weeks. The Center for Reproductive Rights and Planned Parenthood filed the lawsuit in federal district [...]

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Frederick W. Hopkins, M.D., M.P.H. v. Larry Jegley, et al.

(Revised 9.20.21) This case, filed on behalf of a woman’s health care provider in federal district court by the Center for Reproductive Rights, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and the ACLU of Arkansas, is [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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