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Defending Rights & Saving Lives: 2010 Accomplishments

No woman should have to risk her life because she cannot get the essential reproductive care she deserves. This tenet is the cornerstone of the Center for Reproductive Rights work. Looking back at 2010, the [...]

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Hope Medical Group for Women vs. Keck, et al

The Center, on behalf of Hope Medical Group for Women, is challenging actions by the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals ordering an immediate suspension and seeking permanent revocation of the clinic's operating license, on [...]

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Deborah Hughes & Cristen Hemmins v. Delbert Hosemann, Secretary of State of Mississippi

Filing date: 07/06/2010 State: Mississippi, USA Plaintiff(s): Deborah Hughes &, Cristen Hemmins Center Attorney(s): Suzanne Novak Co-Counsel/Cooperating Attorneys: Robert McDuff, Cliff Johnson, Eve Gartner (PPFA), Alexa Kolbi-Molinas (ACLU), Bear Atwood (ACLU of MS) Description: This [...]

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A First Look Back at the 2010 State Legislative Session

Every year, anti-choice state legislators propose measures intended to restrict women's access to abortion, including mandatory delays, biased counseling provisions and other burdensome and unnecessary requirements. On average, more than six hundred bills are proposed [...]

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Demanding Rights for HIV Positive Women

Around the world, laws and policies stigmatize and discriminate against people living with HIV/AIDS, violating their human rights. In reaction to this, people living with HIV are increasingly using the law to hold governments accountable [...]

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Fort Wayne Women’s Health v. Health Commissioner, Fort Wayne-Allen County Department Of Health

A case challenging a county ordinance that allows for increased government access to confidential patient records and imposes a special set of stringent requirements on doctors who practice in Fort Wayne-Allen County, but live outside [...]

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Decline in Maternal Mortality Welcome, but Suffering Persists

By Ximena Andión Ibañez, International Advocacy Director An article in the recent  Lancet, a weekly peer-reviewed medical journal, announced a global decrease in maternal deaths from 526,300 in 1980 to 342,900 in 2008. The Center [...]

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One Year Later: Celebrating Nepal’s Comprehensive Abortion Law

One year ago today, May 20, 2010, the Nepal Supreme Court ordered the government of Nepal to enact a comprehensive abortion law guaranteeing that all women have safe and affordable access to legal abortion services [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

Decade-long Arizona Abortion Battle Ends in Victory

05.07.10 - Earlier today, a longtime legal challenge against a 1999 Arizona law regulating abortion providers has come to a close and a 10-year stay blocking the law's enforcement has been lifted by the U.S. [...]

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Nova Health Systems v. Edmondson

The Center is challenging a newly enacted Oklahoma law which prohibits a woman from getting an abortion unless she first has an ultrasound, is shown the ultrasound image and listens to her doctor describe the [...]

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Davis v. W.A. Drew Edmondson

The Center, representing two Oklahoma resident taxpayers, challenged as unconstitutional an Oklahoma state law that would have imposed extensive abortion reporting requirements on physicians and cost the State over a quarter million dollars a year [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

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