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U.S. House Passes Bill to Protect Abortion Access Nationwide

09.24.21 – (PRESS RELEASE) Today, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to protect the right to abortion across the country, passing the Women’s Health Protection Act (H.R. 3755) in a 218-211 vote. The bill protects [...]

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Abortion Providers Ask Supreme Court to Step in Quickly to Review Texas Law

Both The Washington Post and The New York Times reported on the Center’s second appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court to stop Texas’s extreme abortion ban. Both quoted from the filing that claimed since the [...]

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Texas Abortion Ban Returns to Supreme Court

09.23.2021 – (PRESS RELEASE) Today, a broad coalition of Texas abortion providers—led by Whole Woman’s Health—along with abortion funds, doctors and other organizations, once again asked the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene in a case challenging [...]

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Leaders in Medicine, Law, Reproductive Justice & Sports Urge Supreme Court to Protect Abortion Rights

09.20.2021 – (PRESS RELEASE) Today, nearly 10,000 individuals and more than 420 organizations urged the Supreme Court to protect the right to abortion in friend-of-the-court (amicus) briefs. This historic outpouring of support for reproductive rights [...]

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Why I violated Texas’s extreme abortion ban

Dr. Alan Braid, one of the plaintiffs in Whole Woman's Health v. Jackson, the Center's case challenging Texas’s extreme abortion ban, has written an op-ed for The Washington Post titled, “Why I violated Texas’s extreme [...]

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Progressive Caucus Warns Lawsuits Not Enough to Stop GOP Assault on Abortion Rights

Common Dreams and the Austin Chronicle quoted a statement from Center President Nancy Northup on Texas’s abortion ban. “Every day this law is in effect, patients are being denied access to essential healthcare, and the [...]

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‘No one wants to get sued’: Some abortion providers have stopped working in Texas

Texas’ six-week abortion ban went into effect on September 1 and since then, several providers have stopped offering abortion services. Senior counsel for the Center, Marc Hearron, said the ban put a “chill” on abortion [...]

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Women suffer hardship under Texas abortion ban: Rachel Maddow interviews Nancy Northup

The Justice Department has a “strong case” to block Texas’s law banning abortion at approximately six weeks of pregnancy, according to Center President and CEO Nancy Northup, who was interviewed in this segment by Rachel [...]

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Abortion Has Never Been Just About Abortion

In an op-ed on the evolution of abortion attitudes in the United States, the New York Times quotes the Center, saying “Laws that restrict abortion have the effect and purpose of preventing a woman from [...]

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Mississippi abortion clinic warns Supreme Court against overturning Roe v. Wade

Multiple sources reported on the Center’s response brief—filed today—in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, a case that challenges Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban. ABC News quoted Nancy Northup, the President and CEO of the Center, which is representing Jackson Women’s [...]

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Mississippi abortion clinic asks Supreme Court to uphold Roe v. Wade

The Center is representing Mississippi’s only abortion clinic in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, in which the Supreme Court will consider the constitutionality of pre-viability abortion bans. CNN quoted Center lawyer Julie Rikelman from [...]

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Will Kansas pursue Texas-style abortion restrictions? Here’s what stands in the way.

“The Kansas constitution right now protects the right to abortion and any attempts to limit that right has to clear a really high bar,” explained Elisabeth Smith, the Center’s state policy director, to The Kansas [...]

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Federal appeals court rules against Tennessee abortion bans

A federal appeals court affirmed a district court decision blocking  Tennessee abortion bans that would prohibit abortion after six weeks of pregnancy and prevent women from seeking one for fetal abnormalities. Multiple news outlets quoted [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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