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Mellet v. Ireland, 2016; Whelan v. Ireland, 2017 (United Nations Human Rights Committee)

UN Committee Rules Ireland’s Abortion Laws Violate Human Rights  (Updated 03.18.21) In two landmark rulings, the United Nations Human Rights Committee determined that Ireland’s strict ban on abortion subjected women to cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment. For the first time in response to an [...]

Abortion,Europe, Ireland,At the United Nations,Case

Planned Parenthood et al. v. Abbott

Texas passed House Bill 2 in 2013, which requires that abortion providers obtain admitting privileges at local hospitals and mandates a medically obsolete method of medication abortion. Laws that require abortion providers to have admitting [...]

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

Tummino v. Hamburg

This case challenges the arbitrary decision of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to restrict access to emergency contraception (EC). Filing date: 01/21/2005, Re-opened 2/15/2012 Plaintiff(s): Annie Tummino, Erin T. Mahoney, Carol GiardinaKelly Mangan, [...]

Contraception, Emergency Contraception,United States,In the Courts,Case

Oklahoma Coalition for Reproductive Justice, et al. v. Oklahoma State Board of Pharmacy, et al.

The Center is challenging an Oklahoma law that unconstitutionally restricts adults and teens’ access to over-the-counter emergency contraceptives, by requiring adult women to show ID to a pharmacist to buy them, and teens under 17 [...]

Legal Restrictions, Contraception, Emergency Contraception,United States,In the Courts, Engaging Policymakers, In the States (USA),Case

Choice, Inc. of Texas d/b/a Causeway Medical Clinic et al v. Greenstein

This suit challenged a new Louisiana law which expands the State’s authority to suspend or revoke the licenses of outpatient abortion facilities, thus restricting access to care for Louisiana women. Filing date: 09/20/2010 State: Louisiana, [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions,United States,In the Courts, Engaging Policymakers, In the States (USA),Case

Texas Medical Providers Performing Abortion Services v. Lakey

The Center challenged a newly enacted Texas law that prohibits a woman from getting an abortion unless her physician first performs an ultrasound, places the ultrasound images in her view, describes the images to her, [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions,United States,In the Courts, Engaging Policymakers, In the States (USA),Case

Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest, et al. v. State of Alaska

(REVISED 5.23.2018) In 2007, the Alaska Supreme Court ruled that a law challenged by the Center for Reproductive Rights, which would have required minors under 17 to have parental consent or a court order to [...]

Abortion, Anti-Choice Harassment, Legal Restrictions, Adolescent SRHR,United States,In the Courts,Case

Isaacson v. Horne

This is a federal court challenge to an Arizona law, passed in 2012, that prohibits abortions beginning at 20 weeks (measured from the date of fertilization). Filing date: 7/12/2012 State: Arizona Plaintiff(s): Paul A. Isaacson, [...]

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

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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