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New Polling Shows Most Americans Don’t Want Roe Overturned

New polling shows the impact of the leaked draft opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization on public opinion and trust in the Court.

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Which U.S. states are poised to ban abortion?

If the U.S. Supreme Court takes away the constitutional right to abortion, here are the states poised to ban it.

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New Center Report Shows How State Constitutions Can Protect Abortion Rights 

As the Supreme Court considers whether to overturn decades of precedent holding that the U.S. Constitution protects abortion, state constitutions and courts matter more than ever.

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Raising Awareness: Black Maternal Health Week, April 11-17

The week aims to raise awareness around racial inequities in U.S. maternal health outcomes.

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Colorado Becomes the 22nd State to Protect Abortion Rights

While many states race to restrict or ban abortion, other states enact measures protecting rights and access.

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Texas Supreme Court Decision Means Abortion Ban Challenge Will Be Thrown Out

03.11.2022 (PRESS RELEASE) – Today, the Texas Supreme Court ruled that Whole Woman’s Health v. Jackson – once the most promising lawsuit against Texas’ ban on abortion after six weeks of pregnancy (S.B. 8) – [...]

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Florida Bans Abortion After 15 Weeks of Pregnancy

03.03.22 (PRESS RELEASE)—Today, Florida’s state senate passed HB 5, an extreme law that bans abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy, with no exceptions for rape or incest. The bill will now be sent to Governor [...]

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Oklahoma House Committee Passes Extreme Total Ban on Abortion

03.02.2022 — (PRESS RELEASE) Today, Republicans in the Oklahoma House of Representatives Committee on Public Health swiftly pushed through a total abortion ban that would eliminate access to care for more than one million people [...]

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49th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade Could be the Last

PRESS STATEMENT 01.20.2022 Statement from Nancy Northup, President and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights:  This Saturday, January 22, marks 49 years since the U.S. Supreme Court recognized the constitutional right to abortion in [...]

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Center Report: More State Abortion Restrictions Passed in 2021 Than in Any Year Since Roe v. Wade

In 2021, states across the U.S. passed laws restricting and banning abortion at a rate higher than in any previous year since the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed the constitutional right to abortion in 1973.   This [...]

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Legislators, Advocates and Experts Collaborate at Center’s State Leadership Summit

Proactive strategies to advance reproductive health, rights and justice highlighted the discussions at the Center's State Leadership Summit.

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Evaluating Priorities: State Lawmakers Must Prioritize Health and Well-being Over Abortion Restrictions

When state lawmakers push through laws restricting access to abortion, they often claim their aim is to protect the health and well-being of women, their pregnancies, and their children. But these claims rarely stand up, [...]

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Center’s 2020 Legislative Wrap-Up Outlines Abortion Measures Passed in U.S. States

The Center for Reproductive Rights has published its 2020 Legislative Wrap-up, providing a report on state abortion laws enacted during the year. As states were forced to confront the COVID-19 pandemic, economic upheaval, and a [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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