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State Court Blocks Florida Law That Forces Mandatory Delay, Additional Visits for Women Seeking Safe, Legal Abortion

(PRESS RELEASE) A state court judge today blocked a recently passed Florida measure forcing a woman to wait at least 24 hours and make at least…

City of Manila Health Official Apologizes for the Denial of Reproductive Health Services and Violations Against Women

(PRESS RELEASE) This week, a Manila City Health Office official has apologized for the barriers facing women with unplanned pregnancies when seeking reproductive health services after hearing from community activists…

Supreme Court Steps In to Protect Abortion Access in Texas

(PRESS RELEASE)  In a 5-4 order, the U.S…

European Committee of Social Rights Protects Swedish Women’s Rights to Access Reproductive Health Services

(PRESS RELEASE) The European Social Charter does not entitle health professionals in Sweden to invoke personal or moral objections as an excuse to deny women reproductive health services, according to a recent decision by the European Committee of Social Rights (ECSR), the body that…

Kenyan Women Denied Safe, Legal Abortion Services

(PRESS RELEASE) Kenya’s Ministry of Health is undermining women’s constitutional rights and contributing to cases of maternal death by denying countless women, including rape survivors, access to safe, legal abortion—even under circumstances permitted by the Kenyan constitution—according to…

Federal Court Blocks Tennessee’s Clinic Shutdown Law

(PRESS RELEASE) A federal district court judge today blocked a Tennessee measure which forces reproductive health care facilities that provide more than 50 surgical abortions per year to meet the same building requirements as a hospital-like ambulatory surgical treatment…

New Directors Join Board of Center for Reproductive Rights

(PRESS RELEASE) The Center for Reproductive Rights, a global legal advocacy organization that fights to ensure reproductive rights are guaranteed in law as human rights, announced four new members of the organization’s Board of Directors…

New Lawsuit Challenges Three Tennessee Laws that Threaten to Close Abortion Clinics, Force Women to Delay Care

(PRESS RELEASE) The Center for Reproductive Rights filed a new lawsuit in federal district court today challenging three unconstitutional Tennessee measures designed to close…

State Court Blocks Kansas Law Criminalizing Doctors for Providing Safe, Common Abortion Method

(PRESS RELEASE) Earlier today, a state court judge blocked a Kansas law 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…