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The Personhood Papers

The so-called personhood movement threatens the human and reproductive rights of women by giving rights to a fertilized egg. The Center has assembled information and strategies to help advocates, legislators, and others beat back these [...]

Abortion, Definitions, Legal Protections, Legal Restrictions,United States,Reporting on Rights,Publications

Third Amended Complaint: Stuart, et al v. Loomis, et al.

The Center challenged a newly enacted North Carolina law which prohibits a woman from getting an abortion until four hours after her physician performs an ultrasound, places the ultrasound images in her view, and provides her [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions,United States,In the Courts, Engaging Policymakers, In the States (USA),Case Document

Isaacson v. Horne: Brief for Amici Curiae from ACOG

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) submitted a friend-of-the-court brief to the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit supporting the Center for Reproductive Rights’ case against Arizona’s ban on abortions beginning at [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions,United States,In the Courts,Case Document

Center for Reproductive Rights Testimony for Virginia Board of Health

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United States,Engaging Policymakers,Case Document

Greater Baltimore Center for Pregnancy Concerns, Inc. v. Mayor and City Council of Baltimore: Brief for the En Banc Court

Greater Baltimore Center for Pregnancy Concerns, Inc. v. Mayor and City Council of Baltimore: Brief for the En Banc Court

Abortion, Anti-Choice Harassment, Legal Restrictions, Biased Information, Censorship, Contraception, Legal Restrictions,United States,In the Courts, Engaging Policymakers, In the States (USA),Case Document

Reply in Support of the Motion for Summary Judgement: Oklahoma Coaltion for Reproductive Justice v. Cline

The Center’s reply brief in support of the Motion for Summary Judgment.

Abortion, Legal Protections,United States,In the Courts,Case Document

Motion for Summary Judgement: Oklahoma Coaltion for Reproductive Justice v. Cline

The Center's motion to permanently block the Oklahoma medication abortion restriction on behalf of the Oklahoma Coalition for Reproductive Justice and Nova Health Systems.

Abortion, Legal Protections,United States,In the Courts,Case Document

Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law: Oklahoma Coaltion for Reproductive Justice v. Cline

The Oklahoma County District Court issued an order on May 11, 2012 permanently blocking enforcement of the State's ban on "off-label" use of medication abortion drugs.

Abortion, Legal Protections,United States,In the Courts,Case Document

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

Annual Report 2011-2012 card link

Annual Report 2011-2012

Twenty years ago, the Center for Reproductive Rights was founded to advance a vision of equality, autonomy, and dignity for all women worldwide, based on the bedrock principle that reproductive rights are human rights. Today [...]

Abortion, Adolescent SRHR, Censorship, Contraception, Funding for Reproductive Healthcare, Maternal Health,Reporting on Rights,Publications

Complaint for Isaacson v. Tom Horne Attorney General of Arizona

The Center for Reproductive Rights and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) have launched a landmark legal challenge to Arizona’s flatly unconstitutional ban on abortion—which bans the procedure at 20 weeks from a woman’s last [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions,United States,In the Courts,Case Document

Greater Baltimore Center for Pregnancy Concerns, Inc. v. Mayor and City Council of Baltimore: Petition for Rehearing En Banc

Greater Baltimore Center for Pregnancy Concerns, Inc. v. Mayor and City Council of Baltimore: Petition for Rehearing En Banc

Abortion, Anti-Choice Harassment, Legal Restrictions, Biased Information, Censorship, Contraception, Legal Restrictions,United States,In the Courts, Engaging Policymakers, In the States (USA),Case Document

Complaint: JWHO v. Currier

The Center is challenging the medically unjustified requirements that were enacted in Mississippi in an attempt to make the state“abortion-free.”

Abortion, Anti-Choice Harassment, Legal Protections, Legal Restrictions,United States,In the Courts,Case Document

Supreme Court of the State of Oklahoma order on Personhood ballot initiative

On April 30, 2012, the Oklahoma Supreme Court issued a unanimous order stating that Initiative Petition 395 was "clearly unconstitutional," citing Planned Parenthood v. Casey, and could not be added to the state ballot in [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Contraception, Emergency Contraception, Legal Restrictions, Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care,United States,In the Courts,Case Document

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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