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The Undue Burden Standard after June Medical Services v. Russo

This report by the Center for Reproductive Rights analyzes the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in June Medical Services v. Russo, a leading abortion case brought and won by the Center and decided in June 2020. The [...]

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New Website Exposes Motives of Anti-Abortion Policymakers

While last week’s Supreme Court decision struck down a Louisiana anti-abortion law, hundreds of restrictive abortion laws remain on the books—a new online tool seeks to hold state lawmakers accountable for promoting women’s, children’s health. [...]

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U.S. Supreme Court’s LGBTQ Anti-Discrimination Ruling Comes Only Days After Federal Rule Strips Protections

Today the U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark civil rights decision affirming that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects LGBTQ people from employment discrimination. This powerful ruling comes only four days [...]

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Virginia Legislature Removes Medically Unnecessary Barriers to Abortion Access

Today, the Virginia General Assembly passed the Reproductive Health Protection Act, which will expand access to abortion care by repealing medically unnecessary restrictions that have made it difficult for Virginians to access safe and legal [...]

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Record Support in Congress for Bill to Protect Abortion Access

The Women’s Health Protection Act of 2019 (H.R. 2975) has surpassed 200 cosponsors in the House of Representatives, more signers than ever before (PRESS RELEASE) The Center for Reproductive Rights applauds the more than 200 [...]

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They Are Girls: Reproductive Rights Violations in Latin America and the Caribbean

Background The Latin America and Caribbean region is the only one in the world where the number of girls under 15 giving birth continues to rise. Access to sexual and reproductive health services can save [...]

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Center for Reproductive Rights Fully Supports New Federal Legislation to Protect Abortion Access

Center for Reproductive Rights Fully Supports New Federal Legislation to Protect Abortion Access Today, the Center for Reproductive Rights joined leaders in Congress and reproductive health, rights, and justice advocates to celebrate the reintroduction of [...]

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Virginia District Court Rejects Bid to Halt Lawsuit Against the Commonwealth’s Longstanding Abortion Restrictions

Virginia District Court Rejects Bid to Halt Lawsuit Against the Commonwealth’s Longstanding Abortion Restrictions Decision allows challenge by Virginia health care providers to move forward (PRESS RELEASE) A Virginia federal court today rejected the Commonwealth’s efforts to shut [...]

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Council of Europe Decision Calls on Poland to Immediately Grant Women Access to Legal Abortion Care and Services

Council of Europe Decision Calls on Poland to Immediately Grant Women Access to Legal Abortion Care and Services (PRESS RELEASE)The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe today called on Poland to immediately put [...]

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Virginia Health Care Providers File New Lawsuit Challenging Longstanding Abortion Restrictions

Virginia Health Care Providers File New Lawsuit Challenging Longstanding Abortion Restrictions Lawsuit brought by health care providers challenges abortion restrictions in the Commonwealth of Virginia — some of which have been on the books for [...]

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Nigeria’s Federal High Court Strikes Out Civil Society Organization’s Case of a Woman Who Was Illegally Detained and Died During Confinement

(PRESS RELEASE) The family of a woman who was illegally detained for the inability to clear her medical bill and denied emergency services leading to her death, yesterday had their case dismissed by the Federal [...]

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State Court Temporarily Blocks Montana Law Prohibiting Advance Practice Registered Nurses From Providing Abortion Services

State Court Temporarily Blocks Montana Law Prohibiting APRNs From Providing Abortion Servic (PRESS RELEASE) Today, the State District Court in Lewis and Clark County temporarily blocked a law prohibiting advance practice registered nurses (APRNs) from [...]

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Center for Reproductive Rights Announces Challenge to Dozens of Abortion Restrictions in Mississippi

Center for Reproductive Rights Announces Challenge to Dozens of Abortion Restrictions in Mississippi Challenge builds on and expands Center for Reproductive Rights’ recent lawsuit against state’s unconstitutional 15-week abortion ban (PRESS RELEASE)  The Center for [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

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