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Nancy Northup to Discuss the Center’s Upcoming Supreme Court Case at Virtual Event

Center President and CEO Nancy Northup headlines “An Emergency Moment: The Center Defends Abortion Rights Before the Supreme Court."

The Fate of Roe v. Wade May Rest on This Woman’s Shoulders

This piece in Time Magazine profiles the Center’s Julie Rikelman, head of U.S. litigation, who will appear before the Supreme Court on December 1 to present arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. Rikelman, who argued and won the Center’s June Medical Services v. Russo case in 2020, this time will argue against another […]

Supreme Court Case Explained: Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health

Watch this brief video and find out what the case is all about from Jenny Ma and Hillary Schneller, two Center attorneys working on the case.

Human Rights and the Fight Against Retrogression in the U.S.

Risa Kaufman, the Center’s Director of U.S. Human Rights, wrote a piece for the journal Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters. She analyzed the recent abortion restrictions and bans occurring in the United States, including Texas’s “extreme” abortion ban, S.B. 8, from a human rights perspective. In her article, Kaufman said, “As the United States faces […]

Supreme Court’s New Term Could See Landmark Rulings on Abortion, Guns, and Vouchers

This term, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, a case in which the Center is challenging a Mississippi law that bans abortion at 15 weeks of pregnancy. In an article on the term, CNN quoted the Center’s Senior Director of U.S. Litigation, Julie Rikelman, who said, “Unless the […]

Thousands of Voices Urge U.S. Supreme Court to Strike Down Mississippi Abortion Ban and Protect the Right to Abortion

Citing decades of precedent and the harm of abortion bans, people impacted by bans and experts in law, reproductive justice, medicine, and human rights submit “friend-of-the court” briefs supporting the Center’s case.

Supreme Court Urged to Reject Mississippi’s Attack on Roe v. Wade

Multiple sources reported on the Center’s response brief—filed today—in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, a case that challenges Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban. ABC News quoted Nancy Northup, the President and CEO of the Center, which is representing Jackson Women’s Health, saying, “While Texas is circumventing Roe and the Constitution, Mississippi is openly asking the court to overturn Roe.”  Northup […]

Mississippi abortion clinic asks Supreme Court to uphold Roe v. Wade

The Center is representing Mississippi’s only abortion clinic in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, in which the Supreme Court will consider the constitutionality of pre-viability abortion bans. CNN quoted Center lawyer Julie Rikelman from the Center’s brief  saying, “The right to decide whether to continue a pregnancy is grounded in the Fourteenth Amendment’s protection […]

Stakes are High in Upcoming U.S. Supreme Court Case Challenging Mississippi Abortion Ban

In its brief filed in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, the Center highlights the consequences of banning abortion—as the reality of Texas’s recent ban already demonstrates.

What if the Supreme Court overturns Roe?

This fall, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear Mississippi’s request to review an appellate court ruling that threw out the state’s law banning abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy. In its opening brief filed July 22 in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the state of Mississippi not only asked the Court to uphold its […]