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

(REVISED 4.23.2020) This lawsuit challenged two medically unnecessary anti-abortion laws in Oklahoma, both of which have been limiting access to abortion care in the state: Telemedicine Ban: This Oklahoma law bans abortion providers from using telemedicine to provide medication abortion [...]

Abortion,United States,In the Courts,Case

Criminalizing Adolescence

Adolescents constitute 24 percent of the population in Kenya. Nearly one-quarter of adolescents living in Kenya have an unmet need for family planning. This leaves adolescents vulnerable to early and unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmissible [...]

Adolescent SRHR,Africa,Publications

The Center for Reproductive Rights v. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

(REVISED 4.24.2020) This lawsuit was filed against the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for failing to produce records related to the Office for Civil Rights’ (OCR) operations and enforcement of civil rights laws. [...]

Legal Protections,United States,In the Courts,Case

Tulsa Women’s Reproductive Clinc, LLC, et al v. O’Connor, et al

(REVISED 1.07.2021) This lawsuit challenges an Oklahoma law forcing doctors to tell patients that medication abortion (abortion by pills) can be "reversed"—a false claim unsupported by scientific evidence. This false information must be relayed to the [...]

Abortion,United States,In the Courts,Case

American Medical Association v. Stenehjem

This federal lawsuit challenges the constitutionality of two North Dakota laws that compel physicians and other members of the care team to provide patients with false, misleading, non-medical information about reproductive health.The suit was filed [...]

Abortion,United States,Case

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

This federal lawsuit challenged three Arizona TRAP (Targeted Regulation of Abortion Provider) laws that prevent and delay many women from accessing abortion. The lawsuit was filed on April 11, 2019 and jointly voluntarily dismissed without [...]

Abortion,United States,In the Courts,Case

County of Santa Clara v. HHS

(Revised 9.21.21) This lawsuit challenges the "Denial of Care" rule first issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in 2019, which changed a component of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act [...]

Abortion,United States,In the Courts,Case

SisterSong v. Kemp

(Revised 9.28.21) This lawsuit challenges Georgia’s 2019 effort to ban abortion, which was set to take effect on January 1, 2020. House Bill 481 would ban abortion as early as six weeks into pregnancy, before many people [...]

Abortion,United States,In the Courts,Case

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

The World’s Abortion Laws: Supplemental Publications card link

The World’s Abortion Laws: Supplemental Publications

Abortion,Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America & Caribbean, United States,Reporting on Rights,Publications

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

(REVISED 01.07.2022) 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 --the largest reproductive health care organization in the state and its sole [...]

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

Voces Ignoradas: Experiencias de Mujeres con el Virus del Zika – Colombia

Access to Quality Care,Latin America & Caribbean, Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World, Reporting on Rights,Publications

Voces Ignoradas: Experiencias de Mujeres con el Virus del Zika – La Respuesta Global

Maternal Health,Latin America & Caribbean, Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador,Engaging Policymakers, Around the World, Reporting on Rights,Publications

Trust Women Foundation Inc. v. Bennett

(REVISED 1.19.2022) The Center for Reproductive Rights filed a lawsuit challenging section 6 of the Kansas Telemedicine Act (House Bill 2028), which seeks to ban abortions administered through telemedicine, and a provision of a Kasnas regulatory [...]

Abortion,United States,In the Courts,Case

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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