Tag: abortion

Texas Supreme Court Refuses to Clarify Abortion Ban Exceptions

5.31.2024 (PRESS RELEASE) – Today, the Texas Supreme Court issued a ruling in Zurawski v. Texas that fails to provide any meaningful clarity on when doctors can perform abortions for dire medical reasons. The ruling largely ignores the women who filed the case, writing them out of the opinion. The Court stated definitively that people […]

Kansas Abortion Providers Challenge New Law Forcing Them to Give Patient Information to the State

Kansas abortion providers filed a legal challenge to a new law that would force providers to report to the state patients’ reasons for seeking abortion.

Arizona Legislature Votes to Repeal Civil War-Era Abortion Ban

5.01.2024 (PRESS STATEMENT) — Today, the Arizona Senate joined the Arizona House and voted to repeal the state’s controversial 1864 total abortion ban, which had been ruled enforceable last month. The ban allows for abortion care only to save the patient’s life and provides no exceptions for rape or incest. In last month’s ruling, the […]

Florida Six-Week Abortion Ban Set to Take Effect May 1 

4.29.2024 (PRESS STATEMENT) — This Wednesday, May 1, a six-week abortion ban is set to take effect in Florida, making Florida one of 17 states that either bans abortion entirely or at six weeks of pregnancy, before many people know they are pregnant. Currently, abortion is available in Florida up to 15 weeks of pregnancy. […]

HHS Finalizes Rule to Support Reproductive Health Care Privacy

Office for Civil Rights publishes highly-anticipated regulation which clarifies federal privacy protections afforded to reproductive health information under HIPAA.

Florida Supreme Court Allows State to Ban Abortion, But Sends Measure to Protect Abortion Rights to the Voters in November 

In upholding a 15-week abortion ban, the court cleared the way for a six-week abortion ban to take effect.

North Dakota Court Keeps Abortion Ban in Place for Now, Even for Those Facing Serious Health Risks

01.23.2024 (PRESS RELEASE) –Today, a North Dakota state court denied a request to block the state’s extreme abortion ban in situations where an abortion is necessary to preserve the life or health of a pregnant person. The Center for Reproductive Rights filed the challenge in 2023, arguing that the strict exceptions in the ban are […]

More Women Join Abortion Lawsuit Against Tennessee

01.08.24 (PRESS RELEASE) – Today, four more women came forward to join a lawsuit filed by the Center for Reproductive Rights against the state of Tennessee (Blackmon v. State of Tennessee). The lawsuit, one of four similar cases brought by the Center in cases with total abortion bans, asks the court to clarify the scope […]

Supreme Court Will Hear Case that Could Undermine Abortion Pill Access Nationwide

12.13.23 (PRESS RELEASE) — Today, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to take up a case that could ultimately eliminate access to mifepristone—one of two drugs used in medication abortion. The case was filed by an anti-abortion group seeking to undo FDA approval of the drug and remove it from the market nationwide. The high court will […]