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Oklahoma Court Fails to Block 72-Hour Abortion Delay

(PRESS RELEASE) Today, the Oklahoma District Court failed to block a measure tripling the state’s mandatory waiting period from 24 to 72 hours for virtually all women seeking abortion services…

Mississippi Ban on Abortion After 15 Weeks of Pregnancy Struck Down by Federal District Court

(PRESS RELEASE) Today, a federal court in Mississippi permanently blocked the state’s unconstitutional ban on abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy…

Center for Reproductive Rights Sues to Block Ban on Telemedicine Abortions in Kansas

(PRESS RELEASE) Today, the Center for Reproductive Rights filed a lawsuit challenging section 6 of the Kansas Telemedicine Act (House Bill 2028) which seeks to ban abortions administered through telemedicine, including medication abortion…

Texas Ban on Safest Method of Abortion After 15 Weeks Inches Closer to Supreme Court

(PRESS RELEASE) - Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit heard oral arguments in Whole Woman’s Health v.

Council of Europe Decision Calls on Poland to Immediately Grant Women Access to Legal Abortion Care and Services

(09.21.2018) GENEVA -- The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe today called on

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…