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Ninth Circuit to Hear Oral Argument Against Arizona’s Regulation of Abortion Clinics

At 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 4, the Center for Reproductive Rights will argue before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit that Arizona's abortion facility regulations deny equal protection to women who [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions,United States,In the Courts,News

Hearing Set in Legal Challenge to Kansas Law that Violates Teens’ Rights to Confidential Health Care

On Tuesday, November 25 at 1:30 PM, the Center for Reproductive Rights will ask a federal judge to block a Kansas law that requires health-care and counseling professionals to report teenagers under 16 to the [...]

Adolescent SRHR,United States,In the Courts,News

Hearing Set in Court Challenge to Virginia’s Abortion Ban

On Monday, November 24 at 2:30 PM the Center for Reproductive Rights will ask a federal judge to strike down Virginia's abortion procedures ban. The vaguely worded ban - which contains no exception to protect [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions,United States,In the Courts,News

Tenth Circuit Asked to Uphold Decision Striking Down Oklahoma Parental Consent for Abortion Law

At 1:00 p.m. on Monday, November 17, the Center for Reproductive Rights will ask the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit to affirm a lower court ruling that struck down an Oklahoma parental [...]

Legal Restrictions, Adolescent SRHR,United States,In the Courts,News

Federal Abortion Ban Blocked by Nebraska Judge Minutes After President Bush Signs it into Law

Judge Issues Restraining Order Protecting Plaintiffs in Nebraska Today, a Nebraska federal judge issued a temporary restraining order preventing the first-ever federal abortion ban from being enforced against the plaintiffs in the Nebraska lawsuit challenging [...]

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Nebraska Doctor Takes Federal Abortion Ban to Court

Statement of LeRoy Carhart, M.D. Three years ago, in a case in which I was the plaintiff, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down my home state of Nebraska's law banning so-called "partial-birth abortion." That decision [...]

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Hearing Set in Legal Challenge to First-Ever Federal Abortion Ban

Oral Arguments in Nebraska Scheduled for Wednesday Morning – Hours Before President Bush Signs the Unconstitutional Ban At 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, just hours before President Bush is scheduled to sign into law the first-ever [...]

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Nebraska Doctor Challenges Federal Abortion Ban in Court Today

Center for Reproductive Rights Files Case on Behalf of Dr. LeRoy Carhart In a Nebraska federal court today, the Center for Reproductive Rights is challenging a federal ban on safe abortion procedures about to be [...]

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First-Ever Federal Abortion Ban Challenged in Court Today Law Challened by Dr. LeRoy Carhart and the National Abortion Federation

Lawsuits Filed by the Center for Reproductive Rights and the ACLU Acting to protect women's health, the National Abortion Federation, Dr. LeRoy Carhart, and several other physicians joined legal challenges today seeking to block a [...]

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Council of Europe Finds Evidence of Forced Sterilization of Romani Women in Slovakia

Commissioner for Human Rights Calls on Slovak Government to Accept Responsibility for Failing to Protect Women from Illegal Sterilizations and to Enact Laws to End Practice On October 29, the Commissioner for Human Rights of [...]

Maternal Health, Coercive Policies,Europe, Slovakia, Accountability Bodies, European Human Rights System,Reporting on Rights,News

Slovak Investigation Covers Up Human Rights Abuses

At the conclusion of a criminal investigation tainted by strong-arm tactics, the Slovak Deputy Prime Minister of Human Rights and Minorities Pál Csáky rejected the findings of a human rights report that documented 110 cases [...]

Maternal Health, Coercive Policies,Europe, Slovakia, Accountability Bodies, European Human Rights System,Reporting on Rights,News

Center Vows to Challenge Unconstitutional Abortion Ban Inching Toward President’s Desk

Ban Passes Both Chambers of Congress, Legislation Heads to the White House The Center for Reproductive Rights is poised to challenge a dangerous ban on safe abortion procedures that is heading toward the President's desk. [...]

United States,In the Courts,News

Women’s Health Experts from Kenya and Peru Speak out on the Impact of the Global Gag Rule

New Report Documents the Gag Rule’s Devastating Effects on Unsafe Abortion in Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda and Peru At a breakfast briefing on October 22, women's health experts from Kenya and Peru will discuss the devastating [...]

Censorship, Global Gag Rule,Africa, Kenya, Latin America & Caribbean, Peru,Reporting on Rights,News

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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