Prepare for your forward fight by exploring the Center’s research and analyses on the legal principles and issues pertaining to U.S. abortion rights, the harm of abortion bans, and more.

Resources for the Fight Forward: Research and Analysis on U.S. Reproductive Rights

Legal Analysis: What Dobbs Got Wrong

Briefing paper analyzing the majority, concurring, and dissenting opinions in Dobbs.

Dobbs’s Destructive Originalism

How the decision used “history and tradition” to undermine liberty.

“After Roe Fell” State Abortion Laws Map

Where is abortion banned in the U.S.? Where is it protected?

State Constitutions and Sex Discrimination

Map and resource showing how state constitutional guarantees compare to federal protection.

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Constitutional Right to Reproductive Autonomy

Realizing the promise of the 14th Amendment.

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State Constitutions and Abortion Rights

Building state-level protections for reproductive autonomy in the U.S.

Oklahoma Hospitals and Emergency Obstetric Care

Research study about hospitals’ inability to provide clear, accurate information on emergency obstetric care.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – JULY 25: Abortion rights protesters march outside the Indiana State Capitol building on July 25, 2022 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Activists are gathering during a special session of the Indiana state Senate concerning abortion access in the state. (Photo by Jon Cherry/Getty Images)

2022 U.S. State Legislative Wrap-up

An analysis of state bills on reproductive rights and access to care.

State Court Litigation Tracker

Litigation against abortion bans in state courts since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.

CRR SCOTUS Rally for Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Abortion rights supporters organized by the Center for Reproductive Rights rally as the U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021, in Washington. (Joy Asico/AP Images for the Center for Reproductive Rights)

Roe v. Wade

Background and analysis of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling recognizing the right to abortion.

U.S. Abortion Rights in Global Context

U.S. Abortion Rights in Global Context

How the U.S.’s regression on abortion rights has made it a global outlier.

World’s Abortion Laws Map

The legal status of abortion in countries across the globe.

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Global Trends: Abortion Rights

Infographic of countries progressing and regressing on abortion rights.

Repro 101

Glossary of Abortion Terms

Abortion law and policy terms including bans, restrictions, protections and more.

Abortion Defense Network

Get access to abortion-related legal services with this new resource.

Medication Abortion in Global Context: FAQ

Get answers to frequently asked questions about medication abortion.

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