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Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA)

The Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA) is federal legislation that would protect the right to access abortion care throughout the United States by creating a safeguard against bans and medically unnecessary restrictions.

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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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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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Center for Reproductive Rights Files Response to Mississippi’s Request that Supreme Court Overturn Roe v. Wade

09.13.2021 (PRESS STATEMENT) — Today, the Center for Reproductive Rights filed its response brief in the Supreme Court case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. The case challenges a Mississippi ban on abortion after 15 [...]

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Appeals Court Blocks Tennessee Abortion Bans

09.10.2021 – (PRESS RELEASE) Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit blocked a Tennessee ban on abortion starting at approximately six weeks into pregnancy. The court also blocked a ban on abortion [...]

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Center for Reproductive Rights Statement on U.S. Department of Justice Lawsuit Against Texas on Six-Week Abortion Ban

09.09.2021 – (PRESS RELEASE) -- Statement from Nancy Northup, President and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights regarding the Department of Justice’s lawsuit against the state of Texas on S.B. 8: “It’s a gamechanger [...]

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Lawsuit Filed to Block Oklahoma’s New Abortion Bans and Restrictions

09.02.2021 – (PRESS RELEASE) Today, five unconstitutional abortion restrictions passed by Oklahoma lawmakers earlier this year were challenged in state court, including bans on abortion. The lawsuit was filed by the Center for Reproductive Rights, [...]

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Supreme Court Ruling Ends Most Abortion in Texas

09.02.2021 – (PRESS RELEASE) Late last night, the U.S. Supreme Court denied an emergency request to block Texas’ radical new abortion ban (S.B. 8), which took effect yesterday, September 1, and forced almost all abortion in Texas to [...]

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Abortion Stops in Texas After Supreme Court Inaction

09.01.2021 – (PRESS RELEASE) Today, Texas’ radical new abortion ban (S.B. 8) took effect, forcing almost all abortion in Texas to come to an abrupt stop. On Monday, a coalition of abortion providers and advocates filed an emergency [...]

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BREAKING: Fate of Texas Abortion Ban is with the Supreme Court

08.30.2021 – (PRESS RELEASE) Today, the Center for Reproductive Rights, Planned Parenthood, the Lawyering Project, the ACLU, the ACLU of Texas, and Morrison & Foerster LLP filed an emergency request with the U.S. Supreme Court [...]

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Court Allows Texas to Ban Standard Abortion Procedure, Defying Long-Established Precedent

08.18.2021 – (PRESS RELEASE) Today, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals became the first federal court in the U.S. to uphold a ban on the standard method of abortion after approximately 15 weeks of pregnancy, [...]

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Medical Experts and Civil Rights Groups File Lawsuit to Block New Arizona Abortion Ban

08.17.2021 – (PRESS RELEASE) Today, two Arizona physicians, the Arizona Medical Association, National Council of Jewish Women Arizona, and the Arizona National Organization of Women filed a lawsuit challenging two abortion restrictions passed in Arizona [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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