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Ana Victoria Sánchez Villalobos and others v. Costa Rica / Amici (Inter-American Commission on Human Rights/Costa Rica)

Filing date: Case admitted to IACHR in March 2004 Country/Region: , LAC Plaintiff(s): Patients of Dr. Gerardo Escalante López and Dr. Delia Ribas who were fertilized with in-vitro fertilization techniques Center Attorney(s): , Luisa Cabal [...]

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Center Joins Couples’ Legal Battle Against Costa Rica’s IVF Ban

Case Before Inter-American Commission Could Have Repercussions in U.S. Washington, D.C. In a case that could undermine women’s access to reproductive technologies, contraception and abortion across North, Central and South America— including the United States— [...]

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Catholic Charities of Sacramento v. Superior Court of Sacramento County (amicus)

CRR, along with the California Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League (CARAL), California Planned Parenthood Education Fund, and the California Medical Society, participated as amici (friends-of-the-court) in this case, arguing in favor of the constitutionality [...]

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Center for Reproductive Rights Asks Tenth Circuit to Rehear Oklahoma Abortion Law Case

Denver | Learn moreToday, the Center for Reproductive Rights filed a petition with the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, requesting that the court reconsider its recent ruling on an Oklahoma parental consent abortion law. According [...]

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Discriminatory Oklahoma Law Put on Hold: State Agrees Not to Distribute “Choose Life” License Plate Proceeds

Tulsa State officials agreed not to distribute the proceeds from Oklahoma's "Choose Life" specialty license plates to anti-choice pregnancy counseling centers until July 1, 2005. The agreement was reached in connection with a lawsuit brought [...]

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Fourth Circuit to Review Injunction on Virginia’s So-called “Partial Birth Infanticide” Act

Richmond, VA Media AdvisoryWHAT: Oral arguments will be heard at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Richmond Medical Center for Women v. David M. Hicks.The federal lawsuit, brought by the Center [...]

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Florida Court Strikes Down Law Forcing Abortion Providers To Give Patients Harmful Information

West Palm Beach Today, the Fourth District Court of Appeals in Florida struck down an informed consent law, ruling it unconstitutional. The law would have forced abortion providers to communicate biased information to their patients.Currently, [...]

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For the First Time, Indiana Court of Appeals Recognizes the Right to Abortion is Protected Under State Constitution

Court Clears Way for Challenge Against Indiana's "Two-Trip" Law Indianapolis Today, the Indiana Court of Appeals cleared the way for the Center for Reproductive Rights and Indiana Civil Liberties Union (ICLU) to further challenge Indiana's [...]

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Federal Abortion Ban Struck Down in Nebraska Case: Third Court Finds Ban Unconstitutional

Judge Issues 500-Page Ruling Responding to Congress' Claims Lincoln, NELearn more about the federal abortion banToday, a third federal judge, in Nebraska, declared the "Partial Birth Abortion Act of 2003" unconstitutional, recognizing the law as [...]

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Judge in Nebraska to Rule on Final Federal Abortion Ban Trial on Wednesday, September 8

Lincoln | Learn MoreWHAT: A decision will be handed down in Carhart v. Ashcroft, a federal civil rights lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska. The suit was brought by the [...]

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Court Shuts Down Man Who Fakes Abortion Services in Louisiana

New Orleans After a hearing today, Judge Stanwood R. Duval of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana granted a preliminary injunction against William Graham, a Louisiana man who has been operating [...]

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Court Shuts Down Man Who Fakes Abortion Services in Louisiana

After a hearing today, Judge Stanwood R. Duval of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana granted a preliminary injunction against William Graham, a Louisiana man who has been operating a fake [...]

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Man Who Fakes Abortion Services to Appear in Hearing Wednesday

Defendant Expected to Represent Himself in Court As More Victims Come ForwardWHAT: Oral arguments will be heard regarding plaintiffs' motion for a preliminary injunction against William Graham. Choice, Inc. v. Graham is a federal lawsuit [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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