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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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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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CM v. The Hospital Director of Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital & The Minister of Health (High Court of Malawi)

High Court of Malawi Clarifies Law on Abortion (Updated 06.28.2021) On June 15 2021, the Malawi High Court reaffirmed the statutory protections for legal abortion. In its ruling, the court reiterated that despite the existing [...]

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Planned Parenthood South Atlantic, et al. v. Wilson, et al.

Case Documents: South Carolina Six-Week Ban District Court Preliminary injunction SC 6-Week Abortion Ban Complaint Press Releases: Court Blocks South Carolina Abortion Ban as Litigation Continues Court Will Block South Carolina Abortion Ban One Day [...]

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Ruling’s Impact on the Undue Burden Standard

A new report issued by the Center for Reproductive Rights analyzes the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2020 decision in June Medical Services v. Russo, a leading abortion case brought by the Center.

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COVID-19 Litigation

The Center for Reproductive Rights has been working to protect access to abortion care during the COVID-19 pandemic. We've filed several lawsuits challenging state orders to limit abortion access and have developed numerous resources addressing [...]

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South Wind Women’s Center, et al v. Stitt, et al

(REVISED 8.10.2020) This lawsuit challenges an Oklahoma order effectively banning abortion care in the state. The March 24 order, issued by Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, requires all “elective” [...]

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Planned Parenthood Center for Choice, et al. v. Abbott, et al.

(REVISED 4.22.2020) This litigation challenges actions taken by Governor Greg Abbott and other state officials to ensure that patients can continue to access essential, time-sensitive abortion services during the COVID-19 pandemic. While doctors and nurses in his state [...]

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June Medical Services, LLC, v. Russo

In this major 2020 U.S. Supreme Court abortion case, the Court strikes down a Louisiana abortion restriction and affirms the strong legal standard used by courts for decades to determine the constitutionality of abortion laws.

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South Wind Women’s Center LLC, et al v. Hunter, et al

(REVISED 4.23.2020) This lawsuit challenges two medically unnecessary anti-abortion laws in Oklahoma, both of which have been limiting access to abortion care in the state. This is the sixth lawsuit the Center for Reproductive Rights has filed against Oklahoma in [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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