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Federal Court Blocks Four Arkansas Anti-Abortion Laws Hours After They Took Effect

In response to litigation from the ACLU and the Center for Reproductive Rights, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas issued an order blocking four anti-abortion laws in Arkansas hours after they [...]

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Arkansas Health Care Providers File Emergency Request to Block Anti-Abortion Laws

The ACLU and the Center for Reproductive Rights filed for emergency relief to block four anti-abortion laws from taking effect as early as tomorrow in Arkansas. The action comes after the Eighth Circuit Court of [...]

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Federal Appeals Court Denies Rehearing in Case Challenging Arkansas Abortion Restrictions

The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals denied today the ACLU and the Center for Reproductive Rights’ request for en banc rehearing of an August 2020 decision that paved the way for Arkansas abortion restrictions to [...]

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Leading on Normative Development at the UN Human Rights Council

The Center extensively engages at the Human Rights Council to amplify the voices and priorities of our national partners at the global level and to ensure that the strongest human rights standards, including those pertaining [...]

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The Right to Life Under International Human Rights Law

The UN Human Rights Committee, which monitors state compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, ratified by 173 countries, issued a General Comment to states on the interpretation of Article 6 of [...]

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Court Lets Part of Tennessee Abortion Ban Take Effect

Law banning abortion if sought for reasons related to Down syndrome, race, or gender will take effect in Tennessee Today, a 6th Circuit Court of Appeals panel granted a request from the state of Tennessee, [...]

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International Solidarity with Women and Peaceful Protestors in Poland

As organizations committed to the advancement of human rights and gender equality, we stand in solidarity with all those in Poland who for the last week have peacefully protested against the politicized attack on women’s [...]

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Center for Reproductive Rights Statement on the Confirmation of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett

Statement of Nancy Northup, President and CEO Today, in a deeply divided nation while an election is already underway, the U.S. Senate confirmed Amy Coney Barrett as an Associate Justice to the U.S. Supreme Court [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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Poland’s Constitutional Tribunal Rolls Back Reproductive Rights

The Polish Constitutional Tribunal’s ruling to invalidate the constitutionality of access to abortion on the ground of “severe and irreversible fetal defect or incurable illness that threatens the fetus’ life” will further harm women and [...]

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Joint Statement issued by Amnesty International, the Center for Reproductive Rights and Human Rights Watch on Upcoming Session of the Constitutional Tribunal in Poland

Amnesty International, the Center for Reproductive Rights and Human Rights Watch will be sending independent expert monitors to the forthcoming hearing of the Polish Constitutional Tribunal as the court prepares to issue a decision regarding [...]

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Breaking: Slovakia’s Parliament Rejects Harmful Restrictions on Abortion Care

Today, the Slovak Parliament once again rejected pending legislation that would have introduced new regressive restrictions on women’s access to abortion care and subjected women to a series of harmful and medically unnecessary requirements prior [...]

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Federal Court Strikes Down Tennessee’s Forced Waiting Period for Abortions

The law forced patients to delay their abortion for at least 48 hours after receiving state-mandated biased counseling Today, a federal district court struck down a Tennessee law that forced patients to wait at least [...]

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Texas Ban on Standard Abortion Procedure Struck Down by Federal Appeals Court

Fifth Circuit says a law prohibiting Texas doctors from using the standard abortion procedure after 15 weeks of pregnancy is unconstitutional In a victory for Texans, the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals today struck [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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