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South Carolina Passes First Abortion Ban of 2021; Lawsuit Filed

Moments ago, South Carolina politicians passed the first abortion ban of 2021 — a ban on abortion at six weeks of pregnancy. A legal challenge and request for emergency relief is imminent. Planned Parenthood South [...]

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ACLU and Center for Reproductive Rights Win in Federal Court, Blocking Four Anti-Abortion Laws in Arkansas

In a critical victory for abortion access in Arkansas, the ACLU and the Center for Reproductive Rights secured an order today from the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas blocking four state [...]

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Federal Court Blocks Four Arkansas Anti-Abortion Laws Hours After They Took Effect

In response to litigation from the ACLU and the Center for Reproductive Rights, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas issued an order blocking four anti-abortion laws in Arkansas hours after they [...]

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Arkansas Health Care Providers File Emergency Request to Block Anti-Abortion Laws

The ACLU and the Center for Reproductive Rights filed for emergency relief to block four anti-abortion laws from taking effect as early as tomorrow in Arkansas. The action comes after the Eighth Circuit Court of [...]

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Federal Appeals Court Denies Rehearing in Case Challenging Arkansas Abortion Restrictions

The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals denied today the ACLU and the Center for Reproductive Rights’ request for en banc rehearing of an August 2020 decision that paved the way for Arkansas abortion restrictions to [...]

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Ecuador’s President Issues Public Apology for Human Rights Violations of 16-Year-Old Girl on Behalf of the State

Today, President Lenín Moreno of Ecuador, on behalf of the State of Ecuador, held a public act of recognition of responsibility for the sexual violence suffered by teenager Paola Guzmán Albarracín that led her to suicide nearly two decades ago.   [...]

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Ecuador Ofreció Disculpas Públicas por la Violencia que Vivió Paola Guzmán Albarracín

Este 9 de diciembre, Petita Albarracín ha logrado que el Estado ecuatoriano reconozca su responsabilidad y le pida disculpas públicas por no haber protegido a su hija Paola Guzmán Albarracín de la violencia sexual que [...]

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Court Lets Part of Tennessee Abortion Ban Take Effect

Law banning abortion if sought for reasons related to Down syndrome, race, or gender will take effect in Tennessee Today, a 6th Circuit Court of Appeals panel granted a request from the state of Tennessee, [...]

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International Solidarity with Women and Peaceful Protestors in Poland

As organizations committed to the advancement of human rights and gender equality, we stand in solidarity with all those in Poland who for the last week have peacefully protested against the politicized attack on women’s [...]

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Center for Reproductive Rights Statement on the Confirmation of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett

Statement of Nancy Northup, President and CEO Today, in a deeply divided nation while an election is already underway, the U.S. Senate confirmed Amy Coney Barrett as an Associate Justice to the U.S. Supreme Court [...]

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Federal Court Strikes Down Tennessee’s Forced Waiting Period for Abortions

The law forced patients to delay their abortion for at least 48 hours after receiving state-mandated biased counseling Today, a federal district court struck down a Tennessee law that forced patients to wait at least [...]

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Texas Ban on Standard Abortion Procedure Struck Down by Federal Appeals Court

Fifth Circuit says a law prohibiting Texas doctors from using the standard abortion procedure after 15 weeks of pregnancy is unconstitutional In a victory for Texans, the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals today struck [...]

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Center for Reproductive Rights Opposes Confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett

Judge Barrett has the most extreme anti-reproductive rights record since Judge Robert Bork. Statement of Nancy Northup, President and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights For only the second time since our founding in 1992, the Center for [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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