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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 [...]

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As Congress Moves to Pass Dangerous Abortion Ban, Center Prepares Court Challenge to Protect Women’s Health

Statement by Nancy Northup, President "Congress is on the eve of passing an unconstitutional and dangerous abortion procedures ban that will put the health of American women at risk by prohibiting doctors from performing the [...]

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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 [...]

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Alabama Taxpayers Forced to Pay for State-Mandated, Ideological Materials on Abortion

Yesterday, a federal judge confirmed that the State of Alabama must pay for the production and distribution of materials that are mandated under the state's abortion waiting period law. The judge had previously ruled the [...]

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Young Mexican Rape Victim Speaks Out on Her 18th Birthday, Urging the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to Formally Admit Her Case

Today, with the support of international human rights groups, Paulina, a young rape victim from Mexico, is asking the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to formally admit her legal petition so that negotiations can begin [...]

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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 [...]

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Fifth Circuit Set to Hear Case Involving Prison Inmate Forced to Carry Pregnancy to Term

On Wednesday, the Center for Reproductive Rights will present oral arguments before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in a case involving a Louisiana woman who was forced to carry a pregnancy [...]

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Judge Orders Alabama to Absorb Costs of State-Mandated, Ideological Materials on Abortion and Pregnancy

A federal judge has ordered the State of Alabama to pay for the production and distribution of materials that it requires all abortion providers to give to patients 24 hours before having an abortion. Ruling [...]

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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 [...]

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Four Women Imprisoned for Abortion Granted Amnesty by Nepal’s King

54 Women Still Languishing in Prison Four women imprisoned on abortion and related charges were released by King Gyanendra this week as part of a birthday tradition that involves granting amnesty to some prisoners. Of [...]

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“Choose-Life” License Plate Scheme Halted in Louisiana

Federal Court Finds Louisiana's Specialty License Plates Unconstitutional New Orleans, LA Yesterday, a federal judge ordered Louisiana to end the production of all specialty license plates, including "Choose Life" plates, finding that the State’s specialty [...]

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Nepal’s King Urged to Continue Commitment to Human Rights by Releasing Women Imprisoned for Abortion

New York, NY Women’s rights groups are urging King Gyanendra of Nepal to continue his commitment to human rights by releasing women imprisoned for abortion and related charges. As is tradition, each year the King [...]

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Judge Enjoins Virginia’s Abortion Ban

Ban Threatens Women’s Health by Preventing Doctors from Performing Safe Procedures Richmond, VA Today, Judge Richard Williams blocked Virginia’s abortion ban by granting the Center for Reproductive Rights’ request for a preliminary injunction. On June [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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