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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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

Syed & Others v. Province of Sindh & Another (Pakistan High Court)

High Court in Pakistan Orders Government to Provide Access to Obstetric Fistula Care in Sindh Province  (Updated 03.18.21) A High Court in Pakistan ordered the government to implement measures to provide access to obstetric fistula care in [...]

Maternal Health,Asia, Pakistan,In the Courts,Case

FIDA-Kenya and others v. Attorney General and others (High Court of Kenya)

Kenyan High Court Rules Victims of Sexual Violence Have a Constitutional Right to Abortion   (Updated 3.18.21) Kenya’s High Court ruled that the Ministry of Health’s 2014 withdrawal of the “Standards and Guidelines for Reducing Morbidity and Mortality from Unsafe Abortion [...]

Abortion,Africa, Kenya,In the Courts,Case

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

Hodes & Nauser MDs, P.A., et al. v. Schmidt & Howe

(REVISED 4.07.2021) This lawsuit, filed on June 1, 2015, challenges a Kansas law (SB95) banning the most commonly used method of ending a pregnancy in the second trimester—a law that could force some women to [...]

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

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Oklahoma Coalition for Reproductive Justice v. Cline

(REVISED 10.23.2019) This lawsuit challenged an Oklahoma law that would have required physicians providing medication abortions to use an obsolete protocol that does not meet the current standard of care and is less safe and more [...]

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

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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