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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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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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Federal Judge Pauses Strict Texas Law Banning Most Abortions

A federal judge granted the Justice Department’s request to halt S.B. 8, a Texas law that effectively banned abortion in the state and incentivized citizens to enforce it. However, even though S.B. 8 has been [...]

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Federal Lawsuit Seeks to Consolidate Challenges Regarding Texas Abortion Ban

On October 5, the Center filed a lawsuit asking for three suits filed against their client, Dr. Alan Braid, be combined. Braid violated Texas’s abortion ban, S.B 8, which allows private citizens to sue anyone [...]

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Supreme Court’s New Term Could See Landmark Rulings on Abortion, Guns, and Vouchers

This term, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, a case in which the Center is challenging a Mississippi law that bans abortion at 15 weeks of pregnancy. In [...]

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Inside Mississippi’s Last Abortion Clinic as Supreme Court Battle Looms

ABC News traveled to Jackson, Mississippi to see what the battle for abortion access looked like on the ground at the state's last remaining clinic. The Center is representing the clinic, as known as the [...]

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A Visit to the Mississippi Clinic at the Center of the Abortion Case Before the Supreme Court

Ms. Magazine spoke with Shannon Brewer, the director of Jackson Women’s Health, about what it’s like being the only abortion clinic in Mississippi. Brewer explained that the harassment is so bad that, “We cannot have [...]

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What happens when a state bans abortion? If you don’t know, now you know.

The Center is challenging S.B. 8, a Texas law that bans abortion at about six weeks of pregnancy. In this segment from The Daily Show, host Trevor Noah explains the dangers of Texas's ban and how [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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Abortion Providers Ask Supreme Court to Step in Quickly to Review Texas Law

Both The Washington Post and The New York Times reported on the Center’s second appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court to stop Texas’s extreme abortion ban. Both quoted from the filing that claimed since the [...]

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Why I violated Texas’s extreme abortion ban

Dr. Alan Braid, one of the plaintiffs in Whole Woman's Health v. Jackson, the Center's case challenging Texas’s extreme abortion ban, has written an op-ed for The Washington Post titled, “Why I violated Texas’s extreme [...]

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Progressive Caucus Warns Lawsuits Not Enough to Stop GOP Assault on Abortion Rights

Common Dreams and the Austin Chronicle quoted a statement from Center President Nancy Northup on Texas’s abortion ban. “Every day this law is in effect, patients are being denied access to essential healthcare, and the [...]

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‘No one wants to get sued’: Some abortion providers have stopped working in Texas

Texas’ six-week abortion ban went into effect on September 1 and since then, several providers have stopped offering abortion services. Senior counsel for the Center, Marc Hearron, said the ban put a “chill” on abortion [...]

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Women suffer hardship under Texas abortion ban: Rachel Maddow interviews Nancy Northup

The Justice Department has a “strong case” to block Texas’s law banning abortion at approximately six weeks of pregnancy, according to Center President and CEO Nancy Northup, who was interviewed in this segment by Rachel [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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