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Opinion: The handling of the Texas abortion case is an embarrassment for the federal judiciary

The Washington Post quoted Center senior counsel Marc Hearron in an opinion piece claiming that the recent rulings by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court in the Center’s case challenging [...]

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Anniversary of Roe v. Wade Calls Attention to Potential Harms of Overturning Ruling

Ebony quoted Breana Lipscomb, the Center’s Senior Advisor for Maternal Health and Rights, on the harms Black women would face if the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade. If Roe falls, Lipscomb explains, “Pregnant Black [...]

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Julie Rikelman Named To The Badass 50 List

InStyle named the Center’s Julie Rikelman, Senior Director of U.S. Litigation, to it’s Badass 50 list, which honors women who are making the world a better place. Rikelman earned the #2 spot for defending the [...]

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Appeals court sees little urgency in speeding up challenge to Texas abortion ban after contentious hearing

CNN reported on the "tense" hearing held January 7 in which the 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals signaled that -- for now -- it was likely to keep the Texas abortion case out of [...]

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U.S. Supreme Court Writ of Mandamus Petition: Whole Woman’s Health v. Jackson

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High Court to decide on landmark post-abortion care case

The Center is asking a Kenyan High Court to prevent the state from arresting, detaining, and prosecuting women who seek post-abortion care. The case concerns PAK, a 16-year-old girl who sought medical attention after experiencing [...]

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Supreme Court Leaves Texas Law In Effect

MSNBC interviewed Center president and CEO Nancy Northup about the Supreme Court’s ruling that left Texas’s abortion ban in effect and left only a limited path to challenge the law in federal court. Northup said, [...]

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Supreme Court Refuses to Block Texas Abortion Ban

Multiple sources reported on the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Center’s case, Whole Woman’s Health v. Jackson, which challenges Texas’s abortion ban and vigilante scheme. The Court refused to block the blatantly unconstitutional ban, which [...]

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Human Rights Court Prohibits Reporting Women for Abortions in L.A.

The Havana Times reported on the Inter-American Court of Human Rights historic ruling in the Center’s case, Manuela v. El Salvador. The Court found that El Salvador was responsible for Manuela’s death and that the [...]

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Opinion: No, the Constitution is not ‘neutral’ on abortion

This opinion piece in The Washington Post counters claims made in the Supreme Court oral arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization by the Mississippi Solicitor General and echoed by Justice Brett Kavanaugh that [...]

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The Lawyer Who Defended Abortion Rights at SCOTUS Explains What It Was Like

Slate interviewed Julie Rikelman, Senior Director of U.S. Litigation for the Center, after she argued Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization before the Supreme Court on December 1. The case challenges the core holding of [...]

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Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Mississippi Abortion Ban Case; Future of Roe v. Wade in Question

MSNBC and several other broadcast networks covered arguments at the Supreme Court in the  Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case. The Center’s Senior Director of U.S. Litigation, Julie Rikelman, interviewed by MSNBC after arguments, [...]

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U.S. Supreme Court Hears Landmark Abortion Rights Case

On December 1, 2021, Julie Rikelman, Senior Director of the Center’s U.S. Litigation Program, stood before the Supreme Court and argued for abortion rights in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, a case challenging a [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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