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Why I violated Texas’s extreme abortion ban

Dr. Alan Braid, one of the plaintiffs in Whole Woman's Health v. Jackson, the Center's case challenging Texas’s extreme abortion ban, has written an op-ed for The Washington Post titled, “Why I violated Texas’s extreme [...]

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Progressive Caucus Warns Lawsuits Not Enough to Stop GOP Assault on Abortion Rights

Common Dreams and the Austin Chronicle quoted a statement from Center President Nancy Northup on Texas’s abortion ban. “Every day this law is in effect, patients are being denied access to essential healthcare, and the [...]

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‘No one wants to get sued’: Some abortion providers have stopped working in Texas

Texas’ six-week abortion ban went into effect on September 1 and since then, several providers have stopped offering abortion services. Senior counsel for the Center, Marc Hearron, said the ban put a “chill” on abortion [...]

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Women suffer hardship under Texas abortion ban: Rachel Maddow interviews Nancy Northup

The Justice Department has a “strong case” to block Texas’s law banning abortion at approximately six weeks of pregnancy, according to Center President and CEO Nancy Northup, who was interviewed in this segment by Rachel [...]

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Abortion Has Never Been Just About Abortion

In an op-ed on the evolution of abortion attitudes in the United States, the New York Times quotes the Center, saying “Laws that restrict abortion have the effect and purpose of preventing a woman from [...]

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Mississippi abortion clinic asks Supreme Court to uphold Roe v. Wade

The Center is representing Mississippi’s only abortion clinic in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, in which the Supreme Court will consider the constitutionality of pre-viability abortion bans. CNN quoted Center lawyer Julie Rikelman from [...]

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Will Kansas pursue Texas-style abortion restrictions? Here’s what stands in the way.

“The Kansas constitution right now protects the right to abortion and any attempts to limit that right has to clear a really high bar,” explained Elisabeth Smith, the Center’s state policy director, to The Kansas [...]

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Federal appeals court rules against Tennessee abortion bans

A federal appeals court affirmed a district court decision blocking  Tennessee abortion bans that would prohibit abortion after six weeks of pregnancy and prevent women from seeking one for fetal abnormalities. Multiple news outlets quoted [...]

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United States: Texas abortion ban upheld

Green Left quoted an interview with Center President and CEO Nancy Northup for DemocracyNow! on Texas’s abortion ban and its provision that allows anyone, including complete strangers, to sue someone who helps a woman obtain [...]

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Across Latin America, abortion restrictions are being loosened

Cristina Rosero, a legal advisor for Latin America and the Caribbean at the Center, commented on the loosening of abortion restrictions in Mexico and other countries in Latin America, saying, “This is a long fight, [...]

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AG defends abortion law

Emily Nestler, a senior staff attorney for the Center, asked a judge to block an Arizona law that would ban Down syndrome-selective abortions before fetal viability. Nestler explains, “This ban targets pregnant people who face [...]

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Reproductive health and glyphosate in the context of the armed conflict

As the Colombian government has tried to restart its aerial fumigation program with a herbicide called glyphosate, the Center for Reproductive Rights has published a report showing that the herbicide used in the program had [...]

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Reproductive Violence in the Colombian Armed Conflict

The decision whether or not to have children does not belong to any armed group, to the State or to anyone else but the women themselves. The Center presented this report on reproductive violence to [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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