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Mississippi Continues to Defend 15-Week Abortion Ban Despite Searing Court Decision

Mississippi Continues to Defend 15-Week Abortion Ban Despite Searing Court Decision After a blistering court decision calling out Mississippi politicians for “gaslighting” women and wasting taxpayer money, the state continues fight for unconstitutional law (PRESS [...]

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Ohio Lawmakers Pass Multiple Extreme Abortion Bans

Ohio Lawmakers Pass Multiple Extreme Abortion Bans Center for Reproductive Rights urges Governor Kasich to veto Ohio abortion bans (PRESS RELEASE) Today, the Ohio state senate passed a law (HB 258) that would effectively ban [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions,United States,Reporting on Rights,News

Oklahoma Court Fails to Block 72-Hour Abortion Delay

Oklahoma Court Fails to Block 72-Hour Abortion Delay (PRESS RELEASE) Today, the Oklahoma District Court failed to block a measure tripling the state’s mandatory waiting period from 24 to 72 hours for virtually all women seeking abortion [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions,United States,Reporting on Rights,News

The Center for Reproductive Rights Sues U.S. Department of State over Continued Decision to Delete Reproductive Rights from Human Rights Reports

The Center for Reproductive Rights Sues U.S. Department of State over Continued Decision to Delete Reproductive Rights (PRESS RELEASE) Today the Center for Reproductive Rights filed a second Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against [...]

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The Center for Reproductive Rights Sues Kenyan Officials over recent Ban on Marie Stopes

(PRESS RELEASE) The Center for Reproductive Rights and co-counsel Sofia Rajab-Leteipan of Leteipan & Associates Advocates have today filed a case at the High Court, Nairobi, against Kenyan government officials. The petition is challenging the [...]

Abortion, Funding for Reproductive Healthcare,Africa, Kenya,In the Courts,News

Mississippi Ban on Abortion After 15 Weeks of Pregnancy Struck Down by Federal District Court

Mississippi Ban on Abortion After 15 Weeks of Pregnancy Struck Down by Federal District Court State ban is found unconstitutional in a victory for the Center for Reproductive Rights and Jackson Women’s Health Organization (PRESS [...]

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

Trust Women Foundation Inc. v. Schmidt

(Revised: 8.19.20) The Center for Reproductive Rights filed a lawsuit challenging section 6 of the Kansas Telemedicine Act (House Bill 2028) which seeks to ban abortions administered through telemedicine, including medication abortion. The bill, which was [...]

Abortion,United States,In the Courts,Case

Center for Reproductive Rights Sues to Block Ban on Telemedicine Abortions in Kansas

Center for Reproductive Rights Sues to Block Ban on Telemedicine Abortions in Kansas With only four abortion clinics in Kansas, telemedicine is crucial to abortion access (PRESS RELEASE) Today, the Center for Reproductive Rights filed [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

Texas Ban on Safest Method of Abortion After 15 Weeks Inches Closer to Supreme Court

Texas Ban on Safest Method of Abortion After 15 Weeks Inches Closer to Supreme Court Fifth Circuit now reviewing law that would force Texas doctors to perform higher-risk procedures that go against their best medical [...]

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UN Human Rights Committee Asserts that Access to Abortion and Prevention of Maternal Mortality are Human Rights

UN Human Rights Committee Asserts that Access to Abortion and Prevention of Maternal Mortality are Human Rights (PRESS RELEASE) The Center for Reproductive Rights welcomes and firmly supports the United Nations Human Rights Committee’s General [...]

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Nepal Enacts Legislation to Protect Women’s Rights to Bodily Autonomy

(PRESS RELEASE) The Center for Reproductive Rights welcomes Nepal's official enactment of the “Safe Motherhood and Reproductive Health Rights Act, 2018” (RH Act). The act has been endorsed by President Bidhya Devi Bhandari of Nepal, [...]

Right to Care, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care,Nepal,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,News

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 [...]

Legal Restrictions, Contraception, HIV/AIDS, Discriminatory Policies, Right to Care, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care,United States,In the Courts, Engaging Policymakers, In Washington D.C.,Case

Center for Reproductive Rights v. U.S. Department of State

The Center for Reproductive Rights filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Department of State (DOS) for refusing to release records related to the deletion of the reproductive rights subsection from DOS’s [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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