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What if Roe is overturned?

This fall, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear Mississippi’s request to review an appellate court ruling that threw out the state’s law banning abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy. In its opening brief filed July [...]

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Reproductive Health and Rights Related Decisions by the Supreme Court of Nepal (Nepali Version)

The Supreme Court of Nepal has issued several positive judgments and landmark decisions in the field of reproductive health and rights.  These judgments and decisions have helped ensure women’s reproductive health and rights under the [...]

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Supreme Court of Nepal Decision: Lakshmi v. Government of Nepal

In a landmark decision issued on May 20, 2009, Nepal’s Supreme Court directed the government – specifically the Office of the Prime Minister and the Cabinet, the Ministry of Health and Population, the Ministry of [...]

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Whole Woman’s Health et al. v. Jackson et al.

(7.13.2021) The Center and its partners filed a lawsuit on July 13, 2021, to block a Texas law banning abortion at six weeks of pregnancy, before many women know they are pregnant. The new law [...]

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Mississippi Abortion Ban Case Before the U.S. Supreme Court Poses a Direct Challenge to Roe v. Wade

The Center for Reproductive Rights will defend the right to abortion at the U.S. Supreme Court this fall in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health.

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Abortion in Mississippi

Mississippi has some of the most restrictive abortion laws in the country, making it difficult and, sometimes, impossible to access abortion care in the state.

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The Case in Depth

The Center for Reproductive Rights filed Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization in March 2018 on behalf of Jackson Women’s Health Organization—the last remaining abortion clinic in Mississippi—to block the state’s unconstitutional ban on abortion after 15 weeks of [...]

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What’s at Stake

The Center for Reproductive Rights will be arguing this fall at the U.S. Supreme Court to defend the right to abortion as recognized in the landmark Roe v. Wade decision in 1973.   The case—Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s [...]

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Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization

In Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the Supreme Court will review a Mississippi abortion ban that directly challenges Roe v. Wade.

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Center and Partners File Lawsuit to Block Texas Abortion Ban

The Center for Reproductive Rights and its partners today filed a lawsuit to block an extreme Texas law that bans abortion care after approximately six weeks of pregnancy. The law, S.B. 8, incentivizes private individuals—including anti-abortion activists—to seek monetary penalties and injunctions by suing anyone who performs an abortion or assists someone in obtaining one.

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Amicus Work – Asia

Lakshmi v Government of Nepal Supreme Court of Nepal (2008) Issue: The petition challenged the Nepal government’s failure to ensure adequate access to safe abortion services despite the decriminalization of abortion on broad grounds in 2002. [...]

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Amicus Work – Africa

Teachers Service Commission v WJ & 5 others [2020] eKLR Court of Appeal of Kenya (2015) Issue: Whether the Teachers Service Commission is vicariously liable for alleged acts of sexual abuse against two students. Center [...]

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Amicus Work: Europe

Application by Sarah Jane Eware for Judicial Review (Reference No: 2018/60061/01) High Court of Northern Ireland (2019) Issue: Prohibition and criminalization of abortion. Center’s position: The prohibition and criminalization of abortion in Northern Ireland violated [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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