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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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

Alaska Court Protects Young Women’s Right to Abortion

Parental Consent Law Struck Down On October 13, an Alaska state judge struck down a law that required young women under the age of 17 to obtain the consent of a parent or a judge [...]

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

Indiana Supreme Court Expands Medicaid Funding for Abortion to Cases of Serious Risk to Women’s Health

Today, the Indiana Supreme Court, in a 3-2 vote, expanded the state's Medicaid coverage for a low-income woman's abortion to include cases when the pregnancy poses a serious and irreversible risk to her health. Prior [...]

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

North Dakota Supreme Court Throws out Abortion-Breast Cancer Lawsuit Against Clinic

Today, the North Dakota Supreme Court ruled that an anti-choice protestor had no right to use a false advertising law to harass the state's sole abortion clinic. The decision maintains a lower court ruling that [...]

Abortion, Anti-Choice Harassment, Definitions,United States,In the Courts,News

Abortion Providers Ask Appeals Court to Affirm Ruling Striking Down Florida’s Biased Counseling Law

On Wednesday, abortion providers will ask the Fourth District Court of Appeal to affirm a trial court ruling blocking enforcement of Florida's unconstitutional biased counseling law, which denies abortion providers the right to determine what [...]

Abortion, Other Barriers,United States,In the Courts,News

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Sex Discrimination Continues in Florida After Court Refuses to Overturn Ban on Medicaid Funded Abortions

Low-Income Women’s Health Remains at Risk Continuing to put women's health at risk, Florida's Third District Court of Appeals issued an opinion today refusing to overturn Florida's ban on Medicaid funded abortions. The Center for [...]

Abortion, Legal Restrictions, Funding for Reproductive Healthcare, Public Funding,United States,In the Courts,News

Florida Supreme Court Upholds Young Women’s Constitutional Right to Abortion

Parental Notification Law Struck Down Tallahassee, FL Today, in a 5-1 decision, the Florida Supreme Court struck down a law requiring physicians to notify a parent or legal guardian before performing an abortion on a [...]

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

U.S. Supreme Court Reaffirms American’s Right to Privacy in Landmark Case

New York, NY - ,In an historic decision, the U.S. Supreme Court today struck down a Texas sodomy law that singled out gay people for criminal prosecution. Ruling that the petitioners in this case "are [...]

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Argument Set for Court Challenge to Louisiana’s Speciality License Plates

New Orleans, LA Charging that Louisiana’s specialty license plates infringe upon First Amendment rights, the Center for Reproductive Rights will ask the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana to stop production [...]

Biased Information, Censorship,United States,In the Courts,News

Abortion Clinic asks North Dakota Supreme Court to Affirm Ruling Rejecting Abortion-Breast Cancer Scare Tactic

In an argument before the North Dakota Supreme Court on Wednesday, the Red River Women's Clinic will ask the State Supreme Court to affirm a lower court ruling rejecting the plaintiff's abortion-breast cancer scare tactic. [...]

Abortion, Biased Information, Censorship,United States,In the Courts,News

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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