Abortion

Legal Restrictions

States Continue to Defend Unconstitutional Clinic Shutdown Laws in Spite of Supreme Court Ruling

(MEDIA ADVISORY) Earlier this week the Center for Reproductive Rights requested a federal district court permanently block Louisiana’s Texas-…

House Judiciary Subcommittee Holds Hearing Targeting Low-Income Women’s Access to Safe, Legal Abortion

(PRESS RELEASE) Despite facing a host of other issues related to access to critical health care services, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice earlier today held a hearing which focused on two measures further restricting access to safe and legal…

Federal District Court Ends Legal Challenge to Unconstitutional Arizona Law Restricting Women’s Access to Medication Abortion, Ensuring Measure Will Never Take Effect

(PRESS RELEASE)—A federal district court yesterday ended the legal challenge to an unconstitutional Arizona law which severely restricted a woman’s access to safe and legal…

Mellet v. Ireland: Ireland must legalize abortion to end violations of women's human rights

In June 2016, the United Nations Human Rights Committee issued a groundbreaking decision in the case of Mellet v. Ireland. The Committee held that by prohibiting and criminalizing abortion, and thereby preventing Ms…

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…