Legal Restrictions

Asuntos de enfoque

Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers (TRAP)

"TRAP" (Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers) laws single out the medical practices of doctors who provide abortions and impose on them requirements that are different and more burdensome than those…

Trends to Watch

In just the first six months of 2015, three separate anti-choice bills arrived on the desk of Montana governor Steve Bullock…

The Waiting Game

Faith is a nurse from San Antonio, Texas. She has a full life—a challenging job, a fiancé, two daughters, a house, a couple of dogs…

Adams & Boyle, P.C. et al. v. Slatery, et al.

This lawsuit challenges three unconstitutional Tennessee measures designed to close reproductive health care clinics and make abortion harder to obtain.

State: 
TN
Status: 
Open
Owner: 
The Center

Gainesville Woman Care LLC d/b/a Bread and Roses Women's Health Center, et al. v. State of Florida, et al.

Florida passed a law in 2015 forcing a woman to wait a minimum of 24 hours and make at least one additional trip to her health care provider before she is able to receive safe, legal abortion care.  The law fails to include any exceptions for a woman whose pregnancy threatens

State: 
FL
Status: 
Open
Owner: 
The Center

Planned Parenthood Arizona, Inc. et al. v. Brnovich, Christ, et al.

This lawsuit challenges a recent Arizona state law, SB 1318 (originally scheduled to take effect on July 3, 2015), which forces doctors to lie to patients by telling them that it may be possible to "reverse" a medication abortion.

State: 
AZ
Status: 
Open
Owner: 
The Center

Hodes & Nauser MDs, P.A., et al. v. Schmidt & Howe

This lawsuit, filed on June 1, 2015, challenges a Kansas law (SB95) banning the most commonly used method of ending a pregnancy in the second trimester—a law that could force some women to undergo an additional invasive unnecessary medical procedure even against the medical judgment of her

State: 
KS
Status: 
Open
Owner: 
The Center

A Dangerous Limit

Last week the U.S. House passed a bill prohibiting most abortions after 20 weeks, with only narrow exceptions for women with life-threatening conditions and for rape survivors…

Texas Teens Under Attack

Over the last 15 years, Houston family lawyer Rita Lucido has seen just about everything when it comes to young women facing difficult situations. …

Spring Webinar Series with LSRJ, the Center for Reproductive Rights & Ipas: Register Here!

Join us on Monday, April 20th at 7pm EST for “Human Rights at Home and Abroad.” During this presentation, our speakers will explore the role of human rights law in the U.S. and globally…

Our Work in Focus

In the United States, state legislatures wield enormous power to control women's access to abortion and other reproductive healthcare services…
"TRAP" (Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers) laws single out the medical practices of doctors who provide abortions and impose on them requirements that are different and more burdensome than those…
In their efforts to make abortion inaccessible to as many women as possible, anti-choice forces have focused on burdening minors' access to abortion…
In Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court held that bans on abortion are unconstitutional…
Biased counseling laws, on the books in many states, require woman seeking an abortion to receive information dictated by the state prior to undergoing the procedure…
Laws that restrict the use of public funds for abortion can create barriers to women’s abortion access that are as difficult for women to overcome as laws that directly restrict the availability of abortion.  Funding restrictions endanger women’s health and, as some state courts have held,…
Human Rights defenders are the activists, including journalists, lawyers, judges, and healthcare providers, whose work allows others to exercise their human rights…
In 1973, the United States Supreme Court ruled in Roe v. Wade, that a woman's right to obtain an abortion was protected under the federal constitution…

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