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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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TN Bans 6th Cir Panel Decision

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Justice Department sues Texas over six-week abortion ban

Attorney General Merrick Garland announced that the Justice Department would sue the state over its abortion ban, S.B. 8.

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Fearful of being sued under new law, three of four San Antonio abortion facilities stop offering the procedure

Several Texas-based clinics suspended abortion services after S.B. 8, the Texas law that bans abortion at six weeks of pregnancy, went into effect. The Texas Tribune quoted Center President and CEO Nancy Northup, who said, [...]

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How the pandemic affects women’s rights in Uruguay

Pregnant women in Uruguay have had their rights violated as a result of the government’s emergency response to COVID-19. Open Global Rights quoted from the Center publication, Safeguarding Maternal Health and Rights in the United [...]

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Implement Constitution to end preventable maternal deaths

Evelyne Opondo, the Center’s Senior Regional Director for Africa, wrote this opinion piece for The Standard calling for the government of Kenya to implement maternal health standards to align with its constitution. “Eleven years since [...]

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U.S. Supreme Court Denies Emergency Appeal to Block Texas Abortion Ban

Numerous media sources covered the Supreme Court's denial of an emergency request to block Texas's extreme abortion ban, which will end almost all abortion care in the state.

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Whole Woman’s Health v. Jackson: U.S. Supreme Court Opinion

U.S. Supreme Court opinion issued 09.01.21 that denied an emergency request to block Texas’s radical new abortion ban (S.B. 8), which took effect September 1, 2021.

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Supreme Court Asked to Block Texas Law Banning Most Abortions

In this New York Times piece, Center President and CEO Nancy Northup comments about the emergency request made today to the U.S. Supreme Court to stop a new Texas abortion ban due to take effect [...]

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Whole Woman’s Health v. Jackson, Fifth Circuit Denial of Emergency Relief (08.29.21)

On August 29, 2021, the plaintiffs in Whole Woman's Health v. Jackson filed for emergency relief with the Fifth Circuit, which was quickly denied.

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Whole Woman’s Health v Jackson, District Court Denial of Motions to Dismiss (08.25.21)

On August 25, 2021, the federal district court judge denied the defendant’s motions to dismiss the case in Whole Woman's Health v. Jackson. Defendants immediately filed a notice of appeal with the Fifth Circuit, as well as [...]

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Whole Woman’s Health v. Jackson, Fifth Circuit Stay Order (8.27.21)

On August 27, 2021, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals issued an order stopping all proceedings in the district court in Whole Woman's Health v. Jackson, including canceling the district court’s preliminary injunction hearing. The court also [...]

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The Mississippi clinic at the center of the fight to end abortion in America

This article in the Washington Post profiles Jackson Women's Health Organization--the only remaining clinic in Mississippi known as the "pink house." The clinic is the Center's client in the upcoming Supreme Court case, Dobbs v. [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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