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U.N. General Assembly Adopts Resolution to End Child, Early, and Forced Marriage Worldwide

U.N. General Assembly Adopts Resolution to End Child, Early, and Forced Marriage Worldwide (PRESS RELEASE) Today the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) reaffirmed its commitment to eliminating child, early and forced marriage globally with a [...]

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New Report: 2016 a Pivotal Year for Women’s Reproductive Rights, with Many Battles Ahead

New Report: 2016 a Pivotal Year for Women’s Reproductive Rights, with Many Battles Ahead Supreme Court victory in Whole Woman’s Health highlight of a year marked by change and challenges. State politicians introduce more than [...]

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Federal Court Temporarily Halts Unconstitutional Texas Abortion Restrictions After Legal Challenge from Center for Reproductive Rights

Federal Court Temporarily Halts Unconstitutional Texas Abortion Restrictions After Legal Challenge from the Center (MEDIA ADVISORY) – A federal court judge today granted a request from the Center for Reproductive Rights to halt new regulations [...]

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Center for Reproductive Rights Secures Second Victory for Oklahoma Women’s Access to Abortion in Two Months

Center for Reproductive Rights Secures Second Victory for Oklahoma Women’s Access to Abortion in Two Months Oklahoma Supreme Court permanently blocks Texas-style clinic shutdown law, ruling comes less than six months after U.S. Supreme Court [...]

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Center for Reproductive Rights Sues Texas to Stop Latest Unconstitutional Abortion Restrictions

Center for Reproductive Rights Sues Texas to Stop Latest Unconstitutional Abortion Restrictions New litigation seeks to protect Texas women from regulations designed to cut off access to legal abortion and shame women. Filing comes less [...]

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Whole Woman’s Health v. Phillips

(REVISED 09.05.2019) The Center for Reproductive Rights filed litigation against the state of Texas in 2016 challenging unconstitutional new regulations that mandate the burial or cremation of embryonic and fetal tissue that results from abortions, miscarriages, or ectopic pregnancy [...]

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Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands vs. State of Alaska

(REVISED 8.25.2017) This case is a challenge to medically unnecessary Alaska restrictions, passed more than 40 years ago, that ban abortion in outpatient health centers after the first trimester of pregnancy. The restrictions force many women [...]

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Center for Reproductive Rights, Planned Parenthood, ACLU File Challenges to Abortion Restrictions in Three States

Center for Reproductive Rights, Planned Parenthood, ACLU File Challenges to Abortion Restrictions in Three States Women’s health organizations take fight against unconstitutional measures to state, federal courts (PRESS RELEASE) Abortion rights groups today announced a [...]

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Irish Government to Provide Monetary Reparations Following Landmark United Nations Abortion Case

Irish Government to Provide Monetary Reparations Following Landmark United Nations Abortion Case (PRESS RELEASE) The Irish government intends to give compensation to Amanda Mellet following a landmark decision from the United Nations Human Rights Committee recognizing [...]

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Amy Bryant, M.D., M.S.C.R., et al. vs. Jim Woodall, et al.

(REVISED 6.17.21) This case is a challenge to a North Carolina ban on abortion after the 20th week of pregnancy, which was recently amended to further restrict the already narrow health exception to extremely limited health [...]

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Texas Finalizes Latest Unconstitutional Effort to Restrict Safe, Legal Abortion

Texas Finalizes Latest Unconstitutional Effort to Restrict Safe, Legal Abortion (MEDIA ADVISORY) -- Today the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) finalized unconstitutional new regulations that require the burial or cremation of embryonic and [...]

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City of Baltimore and Center for Reproductive Rights Ask Appeals Court to Uphold Common Sense Regulation of Crisis Pregnancy Centers

City of Baltimore and Center for Reproductive Rights Ask Appeals Court to Uphold Common Sense Regulation of CPCs (PRESS RELEASE) Today the City of Baltimore, with its co-counsel the Center for Reproductive Rights, asked the [...]

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Uganda Rejects Calls to Amend Its Abortion Law During U.N. Human Rights Council Review

Uganda Rejects Calls to Amend Its Abortion Law During U.N. Human Rights Council Review (PRESS RELEASE) The government of Uganda rejected recommendations last week to revise its abortion legislation. A Uganda delegation responded to a [...]

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