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Whole Woman’s Health v. Jackson: U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on Writ of Mandamus Petition

On January 20, the U.S. Supreme Court denied the Center's petition for a writ of mandamus, which was filed on January 3 and requested the Court to order the Fifth Circuit to remand the case [...]

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Pakistan’s Sindh Government Increases Access to Obstetric Fistula Repair Services to Comply with Orders by the High Court

Ruling in Sayed v. Sindh marks major progress in improving maternal health, especially for women living on low incomes.

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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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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The Center for Reproductive Rights is wholly committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and inclusive organization.  As a Board we embrace the Center’s DEI commitments and its plans for more fully realizing them in the [...]


Fact Sheet: Syed & Others v. Sindh

The ruling in Syed & Others v. Sindh by the Sindh High Court ordered Pakistan's Sindh government to increase access to obstetric fistula repair services. The case was conceptualized by the Center's South Asia Reproductive [...]

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Supreme Court Deals Clinics New Rebuff on Texas Abortion Law

This Bloomberg Law piece reported on the Supreme Court's latest ruling refusing to take action on Texas's unconstitutional abortion ban, quoting the Center's Nancy Northup, who said the Court "is allowing the state of Texas [...]

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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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A Fourth Woman Is Released From El Salvador Prison

A fourth woman has been released from prison in El Salvador after being unjustly prosecuted under the country's strict abortion law.

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Whole Woman’s Health v. Jackson: Fifth Circuit Ruling

On January 17, 2022, the Fifth Circuit ruled in favor of Texas and sent the case, Whole Woman's Health v. Jackson, to the Texas Supreme Court. The ruling is inconsistent with the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in [...]

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Texas Abortion Ban Case Faces More Delays

01.17.2022 (STATEMENT) – Today, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals sent Whole Woman’s Health v. Jackson – a case filed by abortion providers and funds challenging Texas’ six-week ban on abortion (S.B. 8) – to [...]

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Victory for Children’s Rights: Philippines Criminalizes Child Marriage

Law supported by the Center adds serious penalties to combat the harmful practice.

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Julie Rikelman Named To The Badass 50 List

InStyle named the Center’s Julie Rikelman, Senior Director of U.S. Litigation, to it’s Badass 50 list, which honors women who are making the world a better place. Rikelman earned the #2 spot for defending the [...]

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Appeals court sees little urgency in speeding up challenge to Texas abortion ban after contentious hearing

CNN reported on the "tense" hearing held January 7 in which the 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals signaled that -- for now -- it was likely to keep the Texas abortion case out of [...]

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