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Abortion in India: Report Reveals Widespread Legal Barriers and Recommends Ways to Improve Access card link

Abortion in India: Report Reveals Widespread Legal Barriers and Recommends Ways to Improve Access

Report by the Center and partners launched at a virtual event for advocates and stakeholders in India.

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Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA)

The Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA) is federal legislation that would protect the right to access abortion care throughout the United States by creating a safeguard against bans and medically unnecessary restrictions.

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U.S. House Passes Bill to Protect Abortion Access Nationwide

09.24.21 – (PRESS RELEASE) Today, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to protect the right to abortion across the country, passing the Women’s Health Protection Act (H.R. 3755) in a 218-211 vote. The bill protects [...]

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In Historic Vote, U.S House Passes Women’s Health Protection Act

In an historic step forward for abortion rights and access, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA) in the first ever congressional vote on proactive, standalone legislation to protect abortion rights. The bill, passed by a 218-211 vote, safeguards abortion access [...]

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Center Again Appeals to the U.S. Supreme Court to Stop Texas Abortion Ban That Has Ended Most Access in the State

For the second time in weeks, the Center for Reproductive Rights is appealing to the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene in a case challenging Texas’s extreme abortion ban that has ended almost all abortion access [...]

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Texas Abortion Ban Returns to Supreme Court

09.23.2021 – (PRESS RELEASE) Today, a broad coalition of Texas abortion providers—led by Whole Woman’s Health—along with abortion funds, doctors and other organizations, once again asked the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene in a case challenging [...]

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Virtual Panel to Discuss Reproductive Rights of Romani Women and Girls

“Reproductive Rights of Romani Women and Girls,” a virtual panel discussion featuring leading Romani women activists, will be held on Tuesday, September 28, with registration open to the public. The event is part of 2021 [...]

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Thousands of Voices Urge U.S. Supreme Court to Strike Down Mississippi Abortion Ban and Protect the Right to Abortion

Citing decades of precedent and the harm of abortion bans, people impacted by bans and experts in law, reproductive justice, medicine, and human rights submit “friend-of-the court” briefs supporting the Center’s case.

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

Leaders in Medicine, Law, Reproductive Justice & Sports Urge Supreme Court to Protect Abortion Rights

09.20.2021 – (PRESS RELEASE) Today, nearly 10,000 individuals and more than 420 organizations urged the Supreme Court to protect the right to abortion in friend-of-the-court (amicus) briefs. This historic outpouring of support for reproductive rights [...]

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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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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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