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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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Provider Explains in Washington Post Op-ed Why He 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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U.S. House to Take Historic Vote on the Women’s Health Protection Act

he U.S. House of Representatives will soon hold its first-ever vote on the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA). When enacted, WHPA will safeguard abortion access from state-level bans and restrictions. This vote will mark the first time the House has voted on proactive abortion legislation in nearly three decades. 

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Texas Abortion Ban Update: DOJ Lawsuit, UN Condemnation

The Department of Justice claims the law violates constitutional rights, while UN human rights experts call it a violation of international law. The Center is also challenging the Texas ban , in its case, Whole Woman's Health v. Jackson.

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Center for Reproductive Rights Files Response to Mississippi’s Request that Supreme Court Overturn Roe v. Wade

09.13.2021 (PRESS STATEMENT) — Today, the Center for Reproductive Rights filed its response brief in the Supreme Court case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. The case challenges a Mississippi ban on abortion after 15 [...]

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Stakes are High in Upcoming U.S. Supreme Court Case Challenging Mississippi Abortion Ban

In its brief filed in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, the Center highlights the consequences of banning abortion—as the reality of Texas’s recent ban already demonstrates.

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Appeals Court Blocks Tennessee Abortion Bans

09.10.2021 – (PRESS RELEASE) Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit blocked a Tennessee ban on abortion starting at approximately six weeks into pregnancy. The court also blocked a ban on abortion [...]

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Center for Reproductive Rights Statement on U.S. Department of Justice Lawsuit Against Texas on Six-Week Abortion Ban

09.09.2021 – (PRESS RELEASE) -- Statement from Nancy Northup, President and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights regarding the Department of Justice’s lawsuit against the state of Texas on S.B. 8: “It’s a gamechanger [...]

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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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Mexico Supreme Court Votes to Decriminalize Abortion

Hailed by the Mexican Supreme Court president Arturo Zaldívar as "a watershed in the history of the rights of all women, especially the most vulnerable,” the Court issued a ruling advancing abortion decriminalization ithroughout the country.

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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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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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