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Bush Administration Pushes Through Last-Minute HHS Rule

Center for Reproductive Rights Calls on Obama to Rescind Policy NEW YORK - Just over a month before President George W. Bush's departure from office, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today issued [...]

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In re Access to Emergency Contraception in Chile (Chilean Constitutional Court)

On April 13, 2007, the Center filed a third party intervention in support of the national reproductive health and family planning regulations authorizing the free distribution of emergency contraception (EC). The Center’s intervention was a [...]

Contraception, Emergency Contraception,Latin America & Caribbean, Chile,In the Courts,Case

Constitutional Court of the Slovak Republic Consideration of the Constitutionality of the challenged provisions of the Act on Artificial Interruption of Pregnancy

Filing date: April 2007Country/Region: Slovakia Center Attorney(s): Christina Zampas Partners: 1) International Women’s Human Rights Law Clinic of the City University of New York School of Law, 2) Slovak Family Planning Association, and 3) ProChoice [...]

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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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In Support of Law Decriminalizing Abortion in Mexico City / Amici (Supreme Court of Mexico)

Filing date: Amicus brief submitted to Supreme Courts in February 2008Country/Region: , Mexico -LACPlaintiff(s): GIRECenter Attorney(s): , Lilian SepulvedaPartners: International Commission of Jurists, GIRE Summary: In February of 2008, the Center, in collaboration with the [...]

Abortion,Latin America & Caribbean, Mexico,In the Courts,Case

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 [...]

Abortion, Legal Protections,United States,In the Courts,Case

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 [...]

Abortion, Definitions,United States,In the Courts,Case

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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 [...]

Adolescent SRHR, Sex Education,United States,In the Courts,Case

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 [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions,United States,In the Courts,Case

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 [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions,United States,In the Courts,Case

Achyut Prasad Kharel v. Government of Nepal / Amici (Supreme Court of Nepal)

Filing date: April 2004Country/Region: , Nepal Plaintiff(s): Achyut Prasad KharelCenter Attorney(s): , Melissa UpretiPartners: Forum for Women, Law, and Development (FLWD) Summary: On August 4, Nepal's Supreme Court dismissed a case that had aimed to [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions,Asia, Nepal,In the Courts,Case

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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