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Jackson Women’s Health Organization, et al. v. Mary Currier, et al.

(REVISED 02.01.2019) This lawsuit challenged Mississippi's attempt to end legal abortion in the state by attempting to shut down its one remaining abortion clinic. Mississippi passed a law in 2012 explicitly intended to shut down [...]

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

In re Initiative Petition 395, State Question No. 761

This is a pre-election challenge to a blatantly unconstitutional ballot initiative proposed in Oklahoma that would define a fertilized egg as a "person," thereby banning abortion and most forms of contraception, as well as interfering [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Contraception, Emergency Contraception, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care,United States,In the Courts,Case

Manuela v. El Salvador (Inter-American Court of Human Rights)

(Updated 12.02.21) In a landmark ruling, on November 30, 2021, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights has for the first time established standards throughout the region to help protect women seeking reproductive health care, including [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions,Latin America & Caribbean, El Salvador,In the Courts,Case

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