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Supreme Court Will Hear Texas Abortion Ban Cases

10.22.2021 – (PRESS RELEASE) Today, the U.S. Supreme Court announced it will hear two cases challenging Texas’ ban on abortion after six weeks of pregnancy (S.B. 8). The court declined to rule on a request [...]

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Statement on Biden Administration’s National Strategy on Gender Equity and Equality

10.22.2021 (PRESS STATEMENT) Statement from Nancy Northup, President & CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights: “We are thrilled with the Biden administration’s first-ever National Strategy on Gender Equity and Equality. We applaud President Biden’s [...]

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The Fate of Roe v. Wade May Rest on This Woman’s Shoulders

This piece in Time Magazine profiles the Center's Julie Rikelman, head of U.S. litigation, who will appear before the Supreme Court on December 1 to present arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization. Rikelman, [...]

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Poland: A Year On, Abortion Ruling Harms Women

For Immediate Release (Brussels, October 19, 2021) – Women, girls, and all pregnant people have faced extreme barriers to accessing legal abortions in the year since a Constitutional Tribunal ruling virtually banned legal abortion in Poland, 14 human [...]

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Human Rights and the Fight Against Retrogression in the U.S.

Risa Kaufman, the Center’s Director of U.S. Human Rights, wrote a piece for the journal Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters. She analyzed the recent abortion restrictions and bans occurring in the United States, including Texas’s [...]

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Texas Abortion Ban in Effect Again After Appeals Court Ruling

10.08.21 – (PRESS STATEMENT) Today—in a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Department of Justice—the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals granted a request from the state of Texas, allowing the state’s six-week abortion ban (S.B. 8) [...]

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Tanzania: Pregnant Student Ban Harms Thousands

In Tanzania, girls undergo mandatory pregnancy testing as part of the country’s policy to ban pregnant students and adolescent mothers from attending public schools. If a student is found to be pregnant, they are expelled [...]

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Federal Judge Pauses Strict Texas Law Banning Most Abortions

A federal judge granted the Justice Department’s request to halt S.B. 8, a Texas law that effectively banned abortion in the state and incentivized citizens to enforce it. However, even though S.B. 8 has been [...]

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Texas Abortion Ban Temporarily Blocked by Federal Court

10.06.21 – (PRESS STATEMENT) Today, a federal district court temporarily blocked Texas’ abortion ban (SB 8), in a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Department of Justice. The judge issued a preliminary injunction, blocking the ban [...]

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Federal Lawsuit Seeks to Consolidate Challenges Regarding Texas Abortion Ban

On October 5, the Center filed a lawsuit asking for three suits filed against their client, Dr. Alan Braid, be combined. Braid violated Texas’s abortion ban, S.B 8, which allows private citizens to sue anyone [...]

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Center for Reproductive Rights Files New Federal Lawsuit Challenging Unconstitutional Texas Abortion Ban

10.05.2021 – (PRESS RELEASE) The Center for Reproductive Rights announced today that it has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois that seeks to consolidate multiple lawsuits filed [...]

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Supreme Court’s New Term Could See Landmark Rulings on Abortion, Guns, and Vouchers

This term, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, a case in which the Center is challenging a Mississippi law that bans abortion at 15 weeks of pregnancy. In [...]

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Court Refuses to Block New Abortion Restrictions in Oklahoma

10.04.2021 – (PRESS RELEASE) Today, a state court judge in Oklahoma ruled from the bench and denied in part a request for a temporary injunction against several extreme abortion restrictions that will decimate access to [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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