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Whole Woman’s Health v. Phillips

(REVISED 09.05.2019) The Center for Reproductive Rights filed litigation against the state of Texas in 2016 challenging unconstitutional new regulations that mandate the burial or cremation of embryonic and fetal tissue that results from abortions, miscarriages, or ectopic pregnancy [...]

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Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands vs. State of Alaska

(REVISED 8.25.2017) This case is a challenge to medically unnecessary Alaska restrictions, passed more than 40 years ago, that ban abortion in outpatient health centers after the first trimester of pregnancy. The restrictions force many women [...]

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Bryant, et al. vs. Woodall, et al.

(REVISED 6.22.21) This case is a challenge to a North Carolina ban on abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy, except in extremely narrow instances of medical emergency. The case was filed in November 2016 on [...]

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2016 Gala: A Celebratory Evening

With the soaring view of a New York City night skyline as a backdrop, Center for Reproductive Rights board chair Kathleen Tait welcomed 500 guests to the 2016 gala celebrating the organization’s historic achievements—from Texas [...]

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Looking Forward

Watch a discussion hosted by the Center and Cosmopolitan magazine on the future of reproductive rights. Cosmopolitan editor-in-chief Joanna Coles—whose tenure at the magazine has been marked by a commitment to advancing women’s health issues—moderated [...]

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Game Changer

What does our historic win at the Supreme Court mean for abortion access? Stephanie Toti, lead attorney in the case, breaks it down. To keep calm on the evening before the U.S. Supreme Court was [...]

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A Duty to Protect

The Zika outbreak threatens dire consequences in countries that have failed to prioritize women’s health and human rights. Katia lives in El Salvador, one of several Latin American countries where the government has advised women [...]

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Tools of Transformation

A Center-sponsored toolkit equips reproductive health advocates in the South with resources to confront the growing maternal health crisis for Black women. Across the United States, Black women die or suffer serious illness during and [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

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A Punishing Year

Abandoning any pretense of protecting women, a new wave of abortion restrictions focus on shaming and criminalizing women and doctors. (Updated 8.4.16) More than a dozen abortion restrictions have been introduced so far this legislative [...]

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A Most Basic Right

A first-ever ruling from the UN’s principal human rights body calls for swift and comprehensive reform to Ireland’s merciless abortion laws. At 21 weeks pregnant, when Amanda Mellet was told the fetus she was carrying [...]

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Not Okay in Oklahoma

The Center continues to challenge the state’s senseless assault on women’s reproductive health. When Laura, a college student in Oklahoma, found out she was pregnant, she knew immediately what she needed to do. “No question,” [...]

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Washington Acts for Women

Washington Acts for Women Advocates team up to garner remarkable Capitol Hill support for a federal bill protecting women’s access to abortion care. “There are women languishing around the country who cannot speak for themselves. [...]

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Teresa Is Free

Teresa Is Free The Center generated international pressure to release another member of El Salvador’s wrongly imprisoned “Las 17.” Last week, 30-year-old Teresa held a photograph of her young son as she took the stand. [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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