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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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Colorado Demand Letter

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Shadow Letter to the CEDAW Committee on Sierra Leone

The Center and L.A.W.Y.E.R.S. submitted this shadow letter to the CEDAW Committee during its 57th session in connection with its review of Sierra Leone. This letter highlights Sierra Leone’s obligation to guarantee all women reproductive [...]

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Oklahoma Coalition for Reproductive Justice, et al. v. Oklahoma State Board of Pharmacy, et al.

The Center is challenging an Oklahoma law that unconstitutionally restricts adults and teens’ access to over-the-counter emergency contraceptives, by requiring adult women to show ID to a pharmacist to buy them, and teens under 17 [...]

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Choice, Inc. of Texas d/b/a Causeway Medical Clinic et al v. Greenstein

This suit challenged a new Louisiana law which expands the State’s authority to suspend or revoke the licenses of outpatient abortion facilities, thus restricting access to care for Louisiana women. Filing date: 09/20/2010 State: Louisiana, [...]

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Texas Medical Providers Performing Abortion Services v. Lakey

The Center challenged a newly enacted Texas law that prohibits a woman from getting an abortion unless her physician first performs an ultrasound, places the ultrasound images in her view, describes the images to her, [...]

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Federal: Hodes & Nauser, MDs, P.A. et al. v. Robert Moser, M.D et al.

This case challenges the constitutionality of onerous temporary regulations and a sham licensing process adopted and implemented by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) that will cause most of the abortion providers in [...]

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Hope Medical Group for Women vs. Keck, et al

The Center, on behalf of Hope Medical Group for Women, is challenging actions by the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals ordering an immediate suspension and seeking permanent revocation of the clinic's operating license, on [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

Deborah Hughes & Cristen Hemmins v. Delbert Hosemann, Secretary of State of Mississippi

Filing date: 07/06/2010 State: Mississippi, USA Plaintiff(s): Deborah Hughes &, Cristen Hemmins Center Attorney(s): Suzanne Novak Co-Counsel/Cooperating Attorneys: Robert McDuff, Cliff Johnson, Eve Gartner (PPFA), Alexa Kolbi-Molinas (ACLU), Bear Atwood (ACLU of MS) Description: This [...]

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Fort Wayne Women’s Health v. Health Commissioner, Fort Wayne-Allen County Department Of Health

A case challenging a county ordinance that allows for increased government access to confidential patient records and imposes a special set of stringent requirements on doctors who practice in Fort Wayne-Allen County, but live outside [...]

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Report on the United States’ Compliance with Its Human Rights Obligations In the Area of Women’s Reproductive and Sexual Health

The United Nations Human Rights Council has introduced a process designed to review countries’ compliance with human rights obligations as contained in (1) the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, (2) the United Nations Charter, (3) [...]

Abortion, Anti-Choice Harassment, Legal Protections, Other Barriers, Contraception, Legal Protections, Funding for Reproductive Healthcare, Public Funding, Discriminatory Policies, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care, Coercive Policies, Maternal Mortality,United States,At the United Nations, Engaging Policymakers, In the States (USA), In Washington D.C.,Documents

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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