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Lawsuit Filed to Restore Abortion Access in Arizona

10.4.22 (PRESS RELEASE) – Today, an Arizona physician and the Arizona Medical Association filed a lawsuit in state court, asking the court to allow abortion care to resume through 15 weeks of pregnancy. The lawsuit [...]

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ACERWC Recommends Tanzania Reform Education Policy That Violates Rights of Pregnant and Married Adolescent Girls

DAR-ES-SALAAM, Sept 18, 2022: Today, the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC, also “the Committee”), found that the United Republic of Tanzania violated multiple human rights and gender [...]

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State Court Blocks North Dakota’s Trigger Ban

8/25/22 UPDATE: A state court in North Dakota has issued a preliminary injunction blocking the state’s trigger ban from taking effect while litigation proceeds. The ban was set to go into effect on August 26, [...]

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Abortion “Trigger Bans” Take Effect in Three States Tomorrow

08.24.22 (PRESS RELEASE) – Tomorrow, “trigger” bans that prohibit abortion entirely will take effect in Idaho, Tennessee, and Texas, bringing the number of states where abortion is illegal to eleven.  Abortion is currently available up [...]

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South Carolina Supreme Court Temporarily Blocks Six-Week Abortion Ban 

08.17.22 — (PRESS RELEASE) Today, in a unanimous order, the South Carolina Supreme Court blocked the state’s ban on abortion after about six weeks of pregnancy (Senate Bill 1), granting an emergency request from abortion providers [...]

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Abortion Now Banned After 20th Week of Pregnancy in North Carolina

08.17.22 (PRESS RELEASE) – Today, a federal judge lifted an injunction blocking North Carolina’s ban on abortion after the 20th week of pregnancy, allowing the law to go into effect immediately. The ban had been [...]

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Georgia State Court Denies Request to Block Six-Week Abortion Ban

08.15.22 — (PRESS RELEASE) Today, the Superior Court of Fulton County refused to block Georgia’s six-week abortion ban, allowing the state to continue criminalizing essential health care. The law bans abortion just two weeks after a [...]

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Florida’s 15-Week Abortion Ban Heads to State Supreme Court

08.10.22 (PRESS RELEASE) — Florida health care providers today sought review in the Florida Supreme Court in their case challenging the state’s ban on abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy (House Bill 5). The move [...]

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Emergency Request Filed to Block Louisiana Trigger Bans

8.4.22 (PRESS STATEMENT) – Today, the Center for Reproductive Rights and Boies Schiller Flexner LLP, along with local counsel Ellie Schilling, filed an emergency writ to the Louisiana Supreme Court, asking the court to reinstate [...]

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Georgia Doctors and Advocates File New Challenge to Six-Week Abortion Ban in State Court

07.26.2022 — (PRESS RELEASE) Georgia abortion providers and advocates filed a lawsuit in the Superior Court of Fulton County today bringing a state constitutional challenge against H.B. 481, a law banning abortion at approximately six [...]

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Georgia Six-Week Abortion Ban to Take Effect

UPDATE: In a highly unorthodox move, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals issued an immediate stay of a lower court’s injunction of Georgia’s six-week ban, rather than waiting the normal 28-day period for the official [...]

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South Carolina Abortion Providers File New State Court Challenge to 6-Week Abortion Ban

07.13.22 (PRESS RELEASE) — Today, Planned Parenthood South Atlantic, Greenville Women’s Clinic, and two physician plaintiffs filed a lawsuit in state court seeking to again block Senate Bill 1, South Carolina’s ban on abortion after [...]

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Center for Reproductive Rights Condemns Prosecution of Polish Human Rights Defender Justyna Wydrzyńska 

13.07.2022 (PRESS RELEASE): On Thursday the Praga Południe District Court in Poland’s capital Warsaw will hold its next hearing in the case of human rights defender Justyna Wydrzyńska. Wydrzyńska has been accused of helping a woman [...]

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