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Texas Supreme Court Decision Means Abortion Ban Challenge Will Be Thrown Out

03.11.2022 (PRESS RELEASE) – Today, the Texas Supreme Court ruled that Whole Woman’s Health v. Jackson – once the most promising lawsuit against Texas’ ban on abortion after six weeks of pregnancy (S.B. 8) – [...]

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Governors in Montana, Minnesota Veto Measures Designed to Restrict a Woman’s Access to Safe, Legal Abortion

Governors in Montana, Minnesota Veto Measures Designed to Restrict a Woman’s Access to Safe, Legal Abortion State advocates, policymakers continue to push back against abortion restrictions (MEDIA ADVISORY) Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton vetoed two measures [...]

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Minnesota Court of Appeals Protects Insurance Coverage for Low-Income Women

Minnesota Court of Appeals Protects Insurance Coverage for Low-Income Women Decision affirms over 20 years of state Supreme Court precedent (PRESS RELEASE) The Minnesota Court of Appeals today upheld a district court decision which dismissed [...]

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Reproductive Rights Advocates Take Legal Action Against Anti-Choice Lawsuit to Restrict Insurance Coverage for Minnesota Women

Reproductive Rights Advocates Take Legal Action Against Anti-Choice Lawsuit to Restrict Insurance Coverage for MN women (PRESS RELEASE) National and local reproductive rights advocates took legal action today to fight a Minnesota lawsuit designed to [...]

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Overview of Supreme Court Decisions on Abortion and the Right to Privacy

  The decision in Roe v. Wade On January 22, 1973, the United States Supreme Court struck down a Texas law criminalizing abortion and held that a woman has a constitutional right to choose whether [...]

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Landmark Cases

Since its founding in 1992, the Center has shaped legal precedent on reproductive rights through victories in regional, federal and local courts around the world, as well at the United Nations, and has been involved [...]

U.S. Supreme Court Case Summaries: Privacy Law 1891-Present

The 1973 Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade was far from radical—it was the logical extension of Supreme Court decisions on the right to privacy dating back to the turn of the century and [...]

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State Constitutions and Abortion Rights

How cases in state supreme courts can offer stronger and expanded legal grounds for protecting abortion rights.

Reproductive rights are human rights.

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U.S. Supreme Court Case Summaries: Griswold and Leading Abortion Cases

Griswold v. Connecticut Roe v. Wade Bellotti v. Baird II Harris v. McRae Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey Stenberg v. Carhart Ayotte v. Planned Parenthood of Northern New England Gonzales v. Carhart Griswold [...]

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Amicus Work

The Center both serves as legal counsel and signs on to “friend of the court” amicus briefs when our voice, original research and analysis, or legal expertise can inform and influence how key issues at [...]

MKB Management Corp et al. v. Burdick et al.

This case challenged North Dakota Senate Bill 2305, which requires any physician providing abortions to obtain admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of the abortion facility. SB 2305 was set to take effect [...]

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Walker v. Jesson: Brief of Pro-Choice Resources as Amicus Curiae in Support of Respondent

In 2013, the Center for Reproductive Rights filed an amicus brief before the Minnesota Court of Appeals in Walker v. Jesson on behalf of Pro-Choice resources, a reproductive justice organization based in Minnesota that helps [...]

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Federal Judge in ND Blocks the Nation’s Earliest and Most Extreme Abortion Ban

Federal Judge in ND Blocks the Nation's Earliest and Most Extreme Abortion Ban Judge calls law banning abortion as early as six weeks “clearly invalid and unconstitutional” under U.S. Supreme Court precedent (PRESS RELEASE) A [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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