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Court Will Block South Carolina Abortion Ban One Day After Gov. McMaster Signed It Into Law

Today, a federal district court announced that it will temporarily block a law passed yesterday in South Carolina that bans abortion before many people know they’re pregnant. The law took effect yesterday after Gov. Henry [...]

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Planned Parenthood South Atlantic, et al. v. Wilson, et al.

Case Documents: South Carolina Six-Week Ban District Court Preliminary injunction SC 6-Week Abortion Ban Complaint Press Releases: Court Blocks South Carolina Abortion Ban as Litigation Continues Court Will Block South Carolina Abortion Ban One Day [...]

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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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Paola’s Case: Inter-American Court of Human Rights

In a landmark ruling in Paola Guzmán Albarracín v. Ecuador, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights established legally binding standards to prevent sexual violence and harassment in schools throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, and [...]

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Abortion Services in Kenya

The Constitution of Kenya guarantees the right of women and girls to access abortion services when, in the opinion of a health care professional, the pregnancy threatens the life and health of the pregnant person. [...]

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Strengthening Regional Sexual and Reproductive Rights Protections in Africa

In Africa, several human rights instruments protect the human rights of women and girls including their sexual and reproductive rights. The Center for Reproductive Rights, through multi-faceted advocacy strategies such as thematic and shadow submissions [...]

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Amicus Briefs Filed in Tennessee Abortion Case Emphasize Bans’ Harms to People of Color and Other Communities

Reproductive justice organizations, civil rights advocates, constitutional law scholars, state attorneys general and others have filed eight “friend-of-the-court” briefs in support of a case brought by the Center for Reproductive Rights and its partners challenging [...]

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New Year Starts with a Flurry of Arguments in U.S. Abortion Cases

The Center for Reproductive Rights is starting off the New Year with a flurry of court arguments challenging U.S. state laws restricting abortion rights and access. In January alone, arguments have been scheduled in four cases, [...]

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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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Center’s Julie Rikelman Named a Crain’s New York “Notable Woman in Law”

Julie Rikelman, Senior Director of Litigation at the Center for Reproductive Rights, has been named by Crain’s New York as one of its Notable Women in Law for 2021. The list, published December 21, 2020, honors [...]

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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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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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

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