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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 [...]

Abortion, Definitions, Legal Protections, Legal Restrictions,United States,In the Courts,Publications

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 [...]

Abortion, Legal Protections,Latin America & Caribbean, Accountability Bodies,In the Courts, At the United Nations,Publications

State of the States 2017: A Proactive Push in the Wake of Whole Woman’s Health

This report provides a comprehensive overview of state legislation enacted in 2017 restricting access to abortion and family planning services in addition to the proactive approaches state policymakers used to strengthen access to reproductive health [...]

Abortion, Definitions, Legal Protections, Legal Restrictions, Maternal Health,United States,Engaging Policymakers, In the States (USA),Publications

Legal Grounds III: Reproductive and Sexual Rights in Sub-Saharan African Courts

Reproductive and sexual rights, which are guaranteed in constitutions and in international and regional human rights treaties, have no impact if they are not recognized and enforced by national-level courts. Legal Grounds: Sexual and Reproductive [...]

Abortion, Legal Protections,Africa,In the Courts,Publications

Annual Report 2016

The year 2016 was a historic one. The Center's legal victories brought us closer to our vision of a world where women have the reproductive autonomy to fulfill their destinies. We won the most significant [...]

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2016 State of the States: A Pivotal Time for Reproductive Rights

Politicians in statehouses across the country continued to attack women’s access to vital health care services in 2016, introducing more than 500 bills and enacting more than 60 new laws restricting access to reproductive health [...]

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The Impact of the Texas’ Abortion Clinic Shutdown Law on Latinas

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Annual Report 2015

The Center for Reproductive Rights uses the power of law to bring reproductive autonomy to women across the globe--whether we are winning freedom for one woman after almost a decade of wrongful imprisonment in El [...]

Abortion, Legal Protections, Legal Restrictions, Maternal Health,Reporting on Rights,Publications

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

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2015 State of the States: Fighting Back By Pushing Forward

Politicians in statehouses across the country continued to attack women’s access to vital health care services in 2015, introducing nearly 400 bills and enacting 47 new laws restricting access to reproductive health care this legislative [...]

Abortion, Legal Protections, Legal Restrictions, Other Barriers,United States,Engaging Policymakers,Publications

Stand Up, Fight TRAP: A Policy and Advocacy Resource to Counter Clinic Shutdown Laws

Clinics across the country are being forced to close their doors, making it even harder for a woman to get the abortion care she needs, simply because some politicians want to play politics with women’s [...]

Abortion, Legal Protections, Legal Restrictions, Other Barriers,United States,Engaging Policymakers,Publications

A Voting Rights Act for Reproductive Rights?

The following article was written by Nancy Northup, President and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights, as part of the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law's publication titled "Legal [...]

Abortion, Legal Protections, Legal Restrictions, Other Barriers, Contraception, Emergency Contraception, Legal Protections, Legal Restrictions,United States,Engaging Policymakers, In Washington D.C.,Publications

State of the States: 2015 at the Midpoint

Troubling trends abound, but some bright spots provide hope for the future of reproductive health care access. 2015 saw the continuation of harmful trends in state legislatures to restrict reproductive rights and access, either through sham [...]

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Annual Report 2014

The following annual report documents the momentum and impact of our work in 2014—from defending the very last abortion clinic in Mississippi, to spearheading introduction of a historic bill to protect reproductive freedom across the [...]

Abortion, Legal Protections, Legal Restrictions, Maternal Health,Reporting on Rights,Publications

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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