Risa Kaufman, the Center’s Director of U.S. Human Rights, wrote a piece for the journal Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters. She analyzed the recent abortion restrictions and bans occurring in the United States, including Texas’s “extreme” abortion ban, S.B. 8, from a human rights perspective. In her article, Kaufman said, “As the United States faces significant retrogression in access to abortion, appeals to human rights and global norms are more than a rhetorical flourish. They can have real impact.”
The Center is confronting abortion restrictions in U.S. states in cases including Whole Woman’s Health v. Jackson, which challenges the Texas abortion ban, and Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which will be argued at the U.S. Supreme Court in December 2021.
- Read Kaufman’s full article here: Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters: Human Rights and the Fight Against Retrogression in the U.S.