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Julie Rikelman Named To The Badass 50 List

InStyle named the Center’s Julie Rikelman, Senior Director of U.S. Litigation, to it’s Badass 50 list, which honors women who are making the world a better place. Rikelman earned the #2 spot for defending the [...]

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Appeals court sees little urgency in speeding up challenge to Texas abortion ban after contentious hearing

CNN reported on the "tense" hearing held January 7 in which the 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals signaled that -- for now -- it was likely to keep the Texas abortion case out of [...]

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High Court to decide on landmark post-abortion care case

The Center is asking a Kenyan High Court to prevent the state from arresting, detaining, and prosecuting women who seek post-abortion care. The case concerns PAK, a 16-year-old girl who sought medical attention after experiencing [...]

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Supreme Court Leaves Texas Law In Effect

MSNBC interviewed Center president and CEO Nancy Northup about the Supreme Court’s ruling that left Texas’s abortion ban in effect and left only a limited path to challenge the law in federal court. Northup said, [...]

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Supreme Court Refuses to Block Texas Abortion Ban

Multiple sources reported on the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Center’s case, Whole Woman’s Health v. Jackson, which challenges Texas’s abortion ban and vigilante scheme. The Court refused to block the blatantly unconstitutional ban, which [...]

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Human Rights Court Prohibits Reporting Women for Abortions in L.A.

The Havana Times reported on the Inter-American Court of Human Rights historic ruling in the Center’s case, Manuela v. El Salvador. The Court found that El Salvador was responsible for Manuela’s death and that the [...]

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Opinion: No, the Constitution is not ‘neutral’ on abortion

This opinion piece in The Washington Post counters claims made in the Supreme Court oral arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization by the Mississippi Solicitor General and echoed by Justice Brett Kavanaugh that [...]

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The Lawyer Who Defended Abortion Rights at SCOTUS Explains What It Was Like

Slate interviewed Julie Rikelman, Senior Director of U.S. Litigation for the Center, after she argued Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization before the Supreme Court on December 1. The case challenges the core holding of [...]

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Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Mississippi Abortion Ban Case; Future of Roe v. Wade in Question

MSNBC and several other broadcast networks covered arguments at the Supreme Court in the  Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case. The Center’s Senior Director of U.S. Litigation, Julie Rikelman, interviewed by MSNBC after arguments, [...]

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U.S. Supreme Court Hears Landmark Abortion Rights Case

On December 1, 2021, Julie Rikelman, Senior Director of the Center’s U.S. Litigation Program, stood before the Supreme Court and argued for abortion rights in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, a case challenging a [...]

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Billie Jean King: My abortion story shows why the Supreme Court must save Roe v. Wade

In an op-ed for the Washington Post, global tennis superstar Billie Jean King tells the story of her own abortion in 1971 and underscores the importance of upholding Roe in order to ensure equality for [...]

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El Salvador violated rights of woman who died in prison while serving 30-year abortion sentence, international court finds

A piece in the Washington Post highlights a recent victory for the Center for Reproductive Rights in the case of Manuela v. El Salvador. In the case, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights ruled that [...]

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Inside the Last Abortion Clinic in Mississippi

This New York Times piece profiles Jackson Women's Health Organizaton, the only abortion clinic left in Mississippi and the Center's client in its upcoming case at the U.S. Supreme Court. The case, Dobbs v. Jackson [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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