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Women Denied Abortions File Legal Actions in Idaho, Tennessee, and Oklahoma

09.12.23 (PRESS RELEASE) – Today, the Center for Reproductive Rights filed legal actions in three states where abortion is banned—Idaho, Tennessee, and Oklahoma. These actions were filed on behalf of eight women who were denied abortions despite dangerous pregnancy complications, along with four OB-GYNs and a leading Idaho medical organization. All eight women faced serious […]

In the Courts: Recent News on U.S. Abortion Rights Cases

Challenging abortion restrictions and bans in state courts.

Oklahoma Supreme Court Ruling Affirms Right to Life-Saving Abortion Care

While yesterday’s high court decision strikes down two “vigilante-style” abortion bans in the state, Oklahoma’s pre-Roe ban remains in effect.

New Report Shows More Evidence of Harm Caused by Abortion Bans

Report by ANSIRH details poor-quality care post-Roe and its harm to patients and providers.

Oklahoma hospitals unable to explain policies on emergency abortion care, study finds

Multiple media outlets reported on a new study jointly published by Physicians for Human Rights, Oklahoma Call for Reproductive Justice, and the Center for Reproductive Rights, which found that most Oklahoma hospitals are unable to provide clear information on their abortion care policies. When asked how they handle obstetric emergencies, hospital staff provided opaque, contradictory […]

Oklahoma Supreme Court Rules the Right to Abortion is Protected in Life-Threatening Situations

Oklahoma Supreme Court strikes down one criminal abortion ban and upholds another, leaving abortion unavailable for most in the state.

Oklahoma Total Abortion Bans Challenged in Court

07.01.2022 (PRESS RELEASE) – Today, abortion providers and advocates in Oklahoma filed a lawsuit in state court challenging two total abortion bans with criminal penalties for providers, one of which has been on the books since 1910. The 1910 “pre-Roe” ban prohibits abortion entirely and was revived by the Oklahoma Attorney General on June 24, […]

Oklahoma Governor Puts into Effect the Most Restrictive Abortion Law in the Country 

On Wednesday, May 25, Gov. Kevin Stitt of Oklahoma signed a bill that bans nearly all abortions. The total ban will take effect immediately. The law, which was passed by the state legislature on May 19, incentivizes private civilians to enforce the ban and bring costly litigation against abortion providers or anyone who “aids and […]