Legal Restrictions

Alaska Supreme Court Overturns Parental Notice Law

(PRESS RELEASE) Today, the Alaska Supreme Court found unconstitutional (PDF) a law requiring physicians to notify a parent, guardian, or custodian of a minor seeking…

June Medical Services v. Gee

Case details coming soon.

The Center

Mellet v. Ireland

Ireland’s abortion laws subjected a woman to cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment, according to a landmark decision from the United Nations Human Rights Committee.

The Center

Game Changer

To keep calm on the evening before the U.S. Supreme Court was scheduled to issue a decision in the most significant abortion-related case in a quarter of a century, Center for Reproductive Rights attorney Stephanie Toti spent hours baking: pound cake, banana bread, dozens of cookies…

Center for Reproductive Rights Files New Lawsuit Challenging Every Abortion Restriction Passed in Louisiana This Year

(PRESS RELEASE) The Center for Reproductive Rights filed a new lawsuit in federal district court today on behalf of women’s health care providers…

Nancy Northup on PBS NewsHour

Watch Nancy Northup's appearance on the 6/27/16 episode of PBS NewsHour.

Nancy Northup on All In With Chris Hayes

Watch Nancy Northup's appearance on the 6/27/16 episode of All In With Chris Hayes.

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…