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Statement on the Supreme Court’s Decision Overturning Roe v. Wade card link

Statement on the Supreme Court’s Decision Overturning Roe v. Wade

“The Court’s opinion delivers a wrecking ball to the constitutional right to abortion, destroying the protections of Roe v. Wade, and utterly disregarding the one in four women in America who make the decision to [...]

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Mississippi Asks U.S. Supreme Court to Overturn Roe v. Wade

Nancy Northup, president and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights, was quoted in several publications in reaction to the state of Mississippi's opening brief in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization filed on July [...]

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SARJAI Condemns the SCOTUS Decision Overruling Roe v. Wade

The South Asia Reproductive Justice and Accountability Initiative (SARJAI), is a network of non-governmental organizations, advocates and legal experts that work towards the advancement of sexual and reproductive rights in the South Asian region.   [...]

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Mississippi Abortion Ban Case Before the U.S. Supreme Court Poses a Direct Challenge to Roe v. Wade

The Center for Reproductive Rights will defend the right to abortion at the U.S. Supreme Court this fall in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health.

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Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Mississippi Abortion Ban Case; Future of Roe v. Wade in Question

MSNBC and several other broadcast networks covered arguments at the Supreme Court in the  Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case. The Center’s Senior Director of U.S. Litigation, Julie Rikelman, interviewed by MSNBC after arguments, [...]

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Amicus Briefs: Whole Woman’s Health v. Jackson card link

Amicus Briefs: Whole Woman’s Health v. Jackson

A broad range of experts and leaders in constitutional law, health care, government, and civil rights have filed amicus briefs in two cases challenging Texas’s unconstitutional law, Senate Bill 8 (S.B. 8), which bans abortion [...]

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Anniversary of Roe v. Wade Calls Attention to Potential Harms of Overturning Ruling

Ebony quoted Breana Lipscomb, the Center’s Senior Advisor for Maternal Health and Rights, on the harms Black women would face if the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade. If Roe falls, Lipscomb explains, “Pregnant Black [...]

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Reaction to POLITICO Reporting on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization

Statement from Nancy Northup, president and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights: “We don't know if the document as reported by Politico is legitimate, and we don't know if it represents the views of [...]

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Mississippi abortion clinic asks Supreme Court to uphold Roe v. Wade

The Center is representing Mississippi’s only abortion clinic in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, in which the Supreme Court will consider the constitutionality of pre-viability abortion bans. CNN quoted Center lawyer Julie Rikelman from [...]

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What to Know About the Mississippi Abortion Law Challenging Roe v. Wade

In this explainer piece, The New York Times spells out what is at stake in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, in which the Center is challenging Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban. The Center will argue [...]

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49 Years Since Roe v. Wade: Will it Survive?

Nancy Northup was interviewed on MSNBC’s The Cross Connection with Tiffany Cross about the 49th anniversary of Roe v. Wade and the state of abortion access in America. Northup stated “Let’s take up the gauntlet [...]

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49th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade Could be the Last

PRESS STATEMENT 01.20.2022 Statement from Nancy Northup, President and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights:  This Saturday, January 22, marks 49 years since the U.S. Supreme Court recognized the constitutional right to abortion in [...]

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The Fate of Roe v. Wade May Rest on This Woman’s Shoulders

This piece in Time Magazine profiles the Center's Julie Rikelman, head of U.S. litigation, who will appear before the Supreme Court on December 1 to present arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization. Rikelman, [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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