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Inside Mississippi’s Last Abortion Clinic–And the Biggest Fight for Abortion Rights in a Generation

Time Magazine’s cover story focused on the Center’s upcoming Supreme Court case and its client, Jackson Women’s Health Organization--the last remaining abortion clinic in Mississippi. Shannon Brewer, the director of the clinic, was featured on the [...]

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Abortion is Essential to Democracy

After Texas’s abortion ban went into effect on September 1, Ms. Magazine and the Brennan Center for Justice joined forces to create a collection of essays that explore why the right to abortion is essential [...]

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‘Catastrophic implications’: UN health expert condemns US over threat to abortion rights

The Guardian reported on an amicus brief submitted by Dr. Tlaleng Mofokeng, the UN’s special rapporteur on the right to health, in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, an upcoming Supreme Court case reviewing Mississppi’s [...]

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A 15-Week Abortion Ban Is a Coward’s Compromise

This article from Rewire News Group about the Center’s upcoming Supreme Court case on a Mississippi abortion ban explains that banning abortion after 15-weeks of pregnancy is not compromise, but “capitulation.” Upholding the ban would [...]

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Media Reports on Supreme Court Arguments in Texas Abortion Ban Case

On November 1, Marc Hearron, senior counsel for the Center, argued Whole Woman’s Health v. Jackson before the Supreme Court. The case challenges Texas’s abortion ban that prohibits abortion care at about six weeks of [...]

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Marc Hearron, attorney for abortion providers, has deep Texas ties.

This piece in The New York Times provides an introduction of Marc Hearron, Senior Counsel at the Center, who is arguing the Center's case, Whole Woman's Health v. Jackson, before the U.S. Supreme Court on [...]

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What to Know About the Mississippi Abortion Law Challenging Roe v. Wade

In this explainer piece, The New York Times spells out what is at stake in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, in which the Center is challenging Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban. The Center will argue [...]

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SB 8 AND THE FUTURE OF ABORTION RIGHTS IN TEXAS

In this segment from The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, the Center’s president and CEO Nancy Northup explains that Texas’s abortion ban is “a massive violation of constitutional rights.” The Center is challenging the ban, [...]

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Supreme Court Refuses to Block Texas Abortion Ban, Agrees to Hear Two Cases Challenging the Law

The Supreme Court on October 22 announced it will hear oral arguments in the Center’s case, Whole Woman’s Health v. Jackson, on November 1. The case challenges S.B. 8, a Texas law that bans abortion [...]

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The Fate of Roe v. Wade May Rest on This Woman’s Shoulders

This piece in Time Magazine profiles the Center's Julie Rikelman, head of U.S. litigation, who will appear before the Supreme Court on December 1 to present arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization. Rikelman, [...]

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Human Rights and the Fight Against Retrogression in the U.S.

Risa Kaufman, the Center’s Director of U.S. Human Rights, wrote a piece for the journal Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters. She analyzed the recent abortion restrictions and bans occurring in the United States, including Texas’s [...]

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Abortion stigma a possible death sentence for Kenyan women

Even though abortion is legal under certain circumstances in Kenya, since 2013, the country’s Ministry of Health has prevented health care providers from receiving training on abortion services. This has left women without the care [...]

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Tanzania: Pregnant Student Ban Harms Thousands

In Tanzania, girls undergo mandatory pregnancy testing as part of the country’s policy to ban pregnant students and adolescent mothers from attending public schools. If a student is found to be pregnant, they are expelled [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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