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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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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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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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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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Lawsuit Filed to Block Oklahoma’s New Abortion Bans and Restrictions

09.02.2021 – (PRESS RELEASE) Today, five unconstitutional abortion restrictions passed by Oklahoma lawmakers earlier this year were challenged in state court, including bans on abortion. The lawsuit was filed by the Center for Reproductive Rights, [...]

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Supreme Court Ruling Ends Most Abortion in Texas

09.02.2021 – (PRESS RELEASE) Late last night, the U.S. Supreme Court denied an emergency request to block Texas’ radical new abortion ban (S.B. 8), which took effect yesterday, September 1, and forced almost all abortion in Texas to [...]

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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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Abortion Stops in Texas After Supreme Court Inaction

09.01.2021 – (PRESS RELEASE) Today, Texas’ radical new abortion ban (S.B. 8) took effect, forcing almost all abortion in Texas to come to an abrupt stop. On Monday, a coalition of abortion providers and advocates filed an emergency [...]

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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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