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Oklahoma House Passes Measure Banning Abortion

The Oklahoma House of Representatives passed a measure (SB 1552) yesterday which bans abortion by making it a felony for any person to perform or induce an abortion…

Florida Supreme Court Blocks Measure Forcing Women to Delay Health Care, Make Additional Trips When Seeking Safe, Legal Abortion

(PRESS RELEASE) The Florida Supreme Court today blocked a 2015 measure which forces a woman to wait at least 24 hours and make at least one additional,…

Mississippi Governor Signs Ban on Most Common Method of Second Trimester Abortion

(PRESS RELEASE) Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant (R) signed a measure into law today which bans the most commonly used method of ending a pregnancy in the second trimester.   …

House Judiciary Subcommittee Holds Hearing To Restrict Women’s Access to Safe, Legal Abortion

(PRESS RELEASE) The House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice held a hearing this afternoon which focused on another measure further restricting women’s access to safe and legal health care services. …

Arizona Governor Signs Bill Restricting Access to Medication Abortion

(PRESS RELEASE) Arizona Governor Doug Ducey (R) signed a measure into law late last night which would restrict women’s access to medication abortion by forcing them to use a method of administering the medications that appears on the outdated, inferior, and less effective drug label…

Updated FDA Label Better Reflects Evidence-Based Medicine, Could Expand Access to Medication Abortion

(PRESS RELEASE) The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced it intends to approve a change to the label for Mifepristone (known as Mifeprex®), a drug used to end an early pregnancy, in order to better reflect current medical practice and years of scientific evidence…

Peruvian Government Publicly Recognizes Human Rights Violations Against Rape Survivor As Part of Landmark U.N. Abortion Case

(PRESS RELEASE) The Peruvian government publicly acknowledged the human rights violations suffered by L.C., a rape survivor who was denied a medically-necessary abortion, as part of a historic United Nations (U.N.) ruling…

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in Second Attack on ACA Birth Control Benefit

(PRESS RELEASE) Today the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Zubik v.

Chile’s Cámara de Diputados Approves Abortion Bill

(PRESS RELEASE) Today Chile’s Cámara de Diputados (House) agreed to advance a proposed bill that would allow women to access safe and legal abortion services in cases of life-endangerment, sexual violence, and fatal fetal impairments…

Center for Reproductive Rights Statement on the Announcement of Supreme Court Nominee Merrick Garland

Said Nancy Northup, president and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights: