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Isaacson, et al. v. Brnovich, et al.

(Revised 9.22.2021) The Center for Reproductive Rights and its partners have filed a lawsuit challenging two Arizona abortion restrictions passed in April 2021. One provision, which targets pregnant people facing complex considerations regarding their medical [...]

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Maine Family Planning v. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

(REVISED 8.20.2020) Just days after the Trump Administration published its Domestic Gag Rule, the Center for Reproductive Rights filed a case on behalf of Maine Family Planning (MFP)--the largest reproductive health care organization in the state and its sole [...]

Abortion, Other Barriers, Censorship, Contraception,United States,In the Courts,Case

Irish 4 Reproductive Health, et al. v. United States Department of Health and Human Services, et al.

(Revised 8.19.20) Citing flagrant defiance of federal law and the U.S. Constitution, the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC), Americans United for Separation of Church and State (Americans United), and the Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR), along [...]

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Helen Weems v State of Montana

(Revised 8.25.20) The Center for Reproductive Rights and the American Civil Liberties Union of Montana filed a lawsuit in State District Court in Lewis and Clark County, challenging a Montana law that restricts access to abortion care in [...]

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Medical Students for Choice vs. Wright

 The Center for Reproductive Rights submitted a complaint today in federal court in the District Court of the District of Columbia challenging interim final rules released last week by the Trump administration that threaten to [...]

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Frederick W. Hopkins, M.D., M.P.H. v. Larry Jegley, et al.

(Revised 9.20.21) This case, filed on behalf of a woman’s health care provider in federal district court by the Center for Reproductive Rights, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and the ACLU of Arkansas, is [...]

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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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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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Nova Health Systems v. Cline et al.

(REVISED 7.20.2018) This lawsuit challenges two Oklahoma measures which threaten to make safe and legal abortion even harder to obtain in a state with only two abortion providers. The first measure, HB 1721, bans the [...]

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Burns v. Cline

(REVISED 6.13.2017) This lawsuit challenged Oklahoma law S.B. 642, an omnibus measure that imposed various unnecessary restrictions and requirements on abortion providers in blatant violation of the Oklahoma Constitution. S.B. 642 was a multi-subject measure that—among other provisions—permitted warrantless searches of abortion [...]

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Adams & Boyle, P.C. et al. v. Slatery, et al.

(Updated 8-12-21) This lawsuit was filed as a challenge to three unconstitutional Tennessee measures designed to close reproductive health care clinics and make abortion harder to obtain.  Two of the laws challenged have been permanently [...]

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Gainesville Woman Care LLC d/b/a Bread and Roses Women’s Health Center, et al. v. State of Florida, et al.

(REVISED 9.21.2021) Florida passed a law in 2015 forcing a woman to wait a minimum of 24 hours and make at least one additional trip to her health care provider before receiving an abortion.  The [...]

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Planned Parenthood Arizona, Inc. et al. v. Brnovich, Christ, et al.

(REVISED 7.20.2018) This lawsuit challenged an Arizona state law, SB 1318 (originally scheduled to take effect on July 3, 2015), which would have forced doctors to lie to patients by telling them that it may be possible [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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