Abortion

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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…

A Crucial Option

American women have been using legal medication abortion—an early abortion method that involves taking oral medication rather than having a surgical procedure—for a decade and a half. …

Admitting that Abortion is Safe

For years, extremist activists and politicians have offered up false science and feigned concern for women’s health as part of their strategy to limit abortion access…

Jurist: Examining the Constitutionality of Abortion Clinic Buffer Zones

The US Supreme Court recently heard oral argument in McCullen v. Coakley, involving a Massachusetts statute that creates 35 foot buffer zones around abortion clinic entrances and driveways…

House Subcommittee Amends Federal Legislation to Ban Abortion at 20 Weeks Nationwide

(PRESS RELEASE) Today the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice of the U.S…

State Judge Announces Intention to Permanently Strike North Dakota’s Restrictions on Medication Abortion as Unconstitutional

(PRESS RELEASE) At the conclusion of a three-day trial, District Court Judge Wickham Corwin announced today that he plans to issue a ruling permanently blocking the state’s onerous restrictions on medication abortion as…

Center for Reproductive Rights and ACLU File Lawsuit to Block Extreme and Unconstitutional Abortion Ban in Arkansas

(PRESS RELEASE) The Center for Reproductive Rights, American Civil Liberties Union, and ACLU of Arkansas filed a legal challenge today against Arkansas's unconstitutional ban on abortions beginning at 12 weeks of pregnancy. …

Center for Reproductive Rights and Centre for Health, Human Rights and Development (CEHURD) Convenes Discussion on Key Reproductive Laws and Policies in Uganda

(PRESS RELEASE) Healthcare professionals, lawyers, policymakers, and reproductive health advocates are gathering today in Kampala to discuss abortion laws and policies in Uganda, addressing current misunderstandings of the country's position and discussing strategies to reduce unsafe…