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The Global Pattern of U.S. Initiatives Curtailing Women’s Reproductive Rights: A Perspective on the Increasingly Anti-Choice Mosaic

University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law volume 6, number 4 INTRODUCTION The impact of the Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade1 has been immeasurable, both in the United States and around the world. [...]

United States,Reporting on Rights,Documents

Bush Just Couldn’t Leave Quietly

The Huffington Post, December 18, 2008Nancy Northup, President, Center for Reproductive Rights Just over a month before President George W. Bush's departure from office, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today issued a [...]

Maternal Health,United States,Engaging Policymakers, In Washington D.C.

Bush Administration Pushes Through Last-Minute HHS Rule

Center for Reproductive Rights Calls on Obama to Rescind Policy NEW YORK - Just over a month before President George W. Bush's departure from office, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today issued [...]

Abortion, Contraception,United States,Engaging Policymakers, In Washington D.C.,News

Last-Minute HHS Rule Risks Women’s Health

Today, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a new regulation that will drastically hinder women's ability to get reproductive health services. Read more >  

Contraception,United States,Engaging Policymakers, In Washington D.C.

In re Access to Emergency Contraception in Chile (Chilean Constitutional Court)

On April 13, 2007, the Center filed a third party intervention in support of the national reproductive health and family planning regulations authorizing the free distribution of emergency contraception (EC). The Center’s intervention was a [...]

Contraception, Emergency Contraception,Latin America & Caribbean, Chile,In the Courts,Case

Ferguson v. City of Charleston: Petitioners’ Supreme Court Brief

QUESTION PRESENTED1. Whether the "special needs" exception to the Fourth Amendment's warrant and probable cause requirements was properly applied to a discretionary drug testing program that targeted hospital patients and was created and implemented primarily [...]

Maternal Health,United States,In the Courts,Case Document

Ferguson v. City of Charleston: United States Supreme Court Decision

South Carolina In the fall of 1988, staff members at the Charleston public hospital operated by the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) became concerned about an apparent increase in the use of cocaine by [...]

Maternal Health,United States,In the Courts,Documents

Ferguson v. City of Charleston: Petitioners’ Supreme Court Reply Brief

South Carolina Respondents' attempt to bring the Search Policy within the scope of the limited special needs exception to the Fourth Amendment fails for three reasons. First, their claim that the Policy served needs beyond [...]

Maternal Health,United States,In the Courts,Case Document

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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Ferguson v. City of Charleston: Amicus Brief in Support of Petitioners Submitted by the Lindesmith Center

MOTION OF THE AMERICAN PUBLIC HEALTH ASSOCIATION, ET AL., FOR LEAVE TO FILE BRIEF AS AMICI CURIAE IN SUPPORT OF PETITIONERSPursuant to Sup. Ct. Rule 37.2(b), Amici – physicians, nurses, public health officers, substance abuse [...]

Maternal Health,United States,In the Courts,Case Document

Ferguson v. City of Charleston: Amicus Brief in Support of Petitioners Submitted by the ACLU

BRIEF OF AMICI CURIAE RELIGIOUS COALITION FOR REPRODUCTIVE CHOICE, FIFTY-THREE OTHER RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS AND RELIGIOUSLY AFFILIATED ORGANIZATIONS, AND FOURTEEN CLERGY AND LAYPERSONS IN SUPPORT OF RESPONDENT

Maternal Health,United States,In the Courts,Case Document

Ferguson v. City of Charleston: Amicus Brief in Support of Petitioners Submitted by Rutherford Institute

MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE BRIEF AMICUS CURIAE IN SUPPORT OF PETITIONERSThe Rutherford Institute hereby respectfully moves the Court for leave to file the following brief amicus curiae on behalf of Petitioners. Counsel for Petitioners [...]

Maternal Health,United States,In the Courts,Case Document

Ferguson v. City of Charleston: Amicus Brief in Support of Petitioners Submitted by NARAL

South Carolina The NARAL Foundation et al. hereby move, pursuant to Rule 37 of this Court, for leave to file an amicus curiae brief in support of Petitioners. The motion is necessitated by Respondents’ refusal [...]

Maternal Health,United States,In the Courts,Case Document

Ferguson v. City of Charleston: Amicus Brief in Support of Petitioners Submitted by National Coalition for Child Protection Reform et al.

MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE AS AMICI CURIAE AND BRIEF OF THE NATIONAL COALITION FOR CHILD PROTECTION REFORM, NATIONAL CENTER FOR YOUTH LAW, JUVENILE LAW CENTER, THE CHILDREN AND FAMILY JUSTICE CENTER, THE CHICAGO COALITION [...]

Adolescent SRHR,United States,In the Courts,Case Document

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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