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Lawsuit Filed to Restore Abortion Access in Arizona

10.4.22 (PRESS RELEASE) – Today, an Arizona physician and the Arizona Medical Association filed a lawsuit in state court, asking the court to allow abortion care to resume through 15 weeks of pregnancy. The lawsuit [...]

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100 Days Since Roe v. Wade Was Overturned: The 11 Biggest Consequences

Several outlets reported on the state of abortion access in the U.S. 100 days since Roe v. Wade was overturned. Forbes analyzed the impact of the Supreme Court's ruling revoking the constitutional right to abortion, [...]

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Opinion: U.S. abortion restrictions absolutely do not align with European law

The Center's Leah Hoctor, senior regional director for Europe and an expert on international and comparative European law on abortion, wrote this Washington Post opinion piece to counter claims made by U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham [...]

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ACERWC Recommends Tanzania Reform Education Policy That Violates Rights of Pregnant and Married Adolescent Girls

DAR-ES-SALAAM, Sept 18, 2022: Today, the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC, also “the Committee”), found that the United Republic of Tanzania violated multiple human rights and gender [...]

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Federal Abortion Ban Proposed in Senate

09.14.2022 – (PRESS STATEMENT) Yesterday, U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham introduced a nationwide ban on abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy. Senator Graham has falsely claimed that the ban would put the U.S. in line with European countries. Statement [...]

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‘Do No Harm’: OB-GYNs Weigh the Legal Impact of Abortion Bans

The New York Times published a chilling video called “Do No Harm,” featuring OB-GYNs discussing the legal risks they face in a post-Roe world and the ways abortion bans are harming their ability to help [...]

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Post-Roe Fallout: “People are seeing what it really means to ban abortion”

Nancy Northup, president and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights, was interviewed by MSNBC’s Ali Velshi about state abortion bans that recently took effect. “For years, this was just able to be kicked around [...]

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Statement from Nancy Northup on the Biden-Harris Administration’s Announcement on Actions to Further Abortion Access

08.26.2022 — On Friday, August 26, the Biden-Harris administration announced further actions to implement President Biden’s Executive Orders on abortion access (EO 14076 and EO 14079). Statement from Nancy Northup, President & CEO of the [...]

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Human rights-based accountability for sexual and reproductive health and rights in humanitarian settings

Center for Reproductive Rights staff members Grady Arnott, Manager of Legal Research for Global Advocacy, and Beatrice Odallo, Advocacy Advisor for Africa, co-authored a peer-review article published in PLOS Global Public Health Journal examining the [...]

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State Court Blocks North Dakota’s Trigger Ban

8/25/22 UPDATE: A state court in North Dakota has issued a preliminary injunction blocking the state’s trigger ban from taking effect while litigation proceeds. The ban was set to go into effect on August 26, [...]

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Abortion “Trigger Bans” Take Effect in Three States Tomorrow

08.24.22 (PRESS RELEASE) – Tomorrow, “trigger” bans that prohibit abortion entirely will take effect in Idaho, Tennessee, and Texas, bringing the number of states where abortion is illegal to eleven.  Abortion is currently available up [...]

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More trigger bans loom as 1 in 3 women lose most abortion access post-Roe

This piece in Washington Post reports that nearly 21 million — about one in three girls and women in the United States between the ages of 15 and 44 — have lost access to abortion. [...]

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State Abortion Bans Cause Confusion While Anti-Abortion Activists Push for Fetal Personhood

The New York Times quoted Jenny Ma, senior staff attorney at the Center for Reproductive Rights, and Elisabeth Smith, the Center’s director of state policy and advocacy, in recent articles about post-Roe abortion law in [...]

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