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Victor Fisher, Anne Harrison, Mark A. Sandberg v. Craig Campbell

This case, known as the Alaska Personhood Initiative, is a pre-election challenge to the Alaska Lieutenant Governor's certification of a measure seeking to extend legal rights from the moment of conception.  Case filed:  11/23/2009 State:  [...]

Abortion, Definitions, Legal Restrictions,United States,In the Courts,Case

Planned Parenthood of Alaska v. Campbell

This was a pre-election challenge to a ballot measure in Alaska proposing a law  to require notification of one parent of a minor, followed by a 48-hour delay, prior to the performance of an abortion. [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Adolescent SRHR,United States,In the Courts,Case

Tucson Women’s Center v. Arizona Medical Board

Case requesting that the U.S. District Court of Arizona invalidate certain provisions of Arizona House Bill 2564 that would significantly reduce women's access to abortion services in Arizona and put physicians at risk of losing [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions,United States,In the Courts,Case

Kalyani Meena v. Union of India & Ors

The Center filed a memorandum of support for Kalyani Meena v. Union of India &, Ors, a case developed in collaboration with the Human Rights Law Network (HRLN) of India in 2008 to address the overwhelming [...]

Maternal Health, Maternal Mortality,Asia, India,Case

Centre for Health and Resource Management v. The State of Bihar & Others (2009)

Attorneys from HRLN conducted a fact-finding mission in 2010 that led to the subsequent withdrawal of the case in favor of refiling based on fresh evidence documenting reproductive rights violations in Bihar. For more information [...]

Maternal Health, Maternal Mortality,Asia, India,In the Courts, Engaging Policymakers, Around the World,Case

MKB Management Corp. v. Stenehjem

Case challenging a new law in North Dakota that imposes confusing new restrictions on the provision of abortions. Filing Date: July 2009 State: North Dakota Plaintiff(s): MKB Management Corp., d/b/a Red River Women's Clinic Center [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions,United States,In the Courts,Case

L.C. v. Peru (UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women)

UN Committee Rules Treaty Obligations Guarantee Reproductive Health Services  (Updated 3.18.21) The UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) ruled that Peru's failure to guarantee access to essential reproductive health services, including legal abortion, [...]

Abortion, Adolescent SRHR, Right to Care,Latin America & Caribbean, Peru,In the Courts, At the United Nations,Case

Nova Health Systems v. Henry

The Center is challenging an Oklahoma law that imposes numerous restrictions on the performance of abortion, including a requirement that, before a woman may obtain an abortion, she must listen to her doctor describe an [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions,United States,In the Courts,Case

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