Abortion

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In The Spotlight

Center for Reproductive Rights, Planned Parenthood File New Lawsuit Challenging Texas Measure Banning The Safest, Most Common Method of Abortion in the Second Trimester

(PRESS RELEASE)  The Center for Reproductive Rights and Planned Parenthood filed a new lawsuit in federal district court today challenging a Texas measure…

Whole Woman's Health v. Paxton

The Center for Reproductive Rights and Planned Parenthood filed a new lawsuit in federal district court today challenging a Texas measure that bans the safest and most common method of ending a pregnancy in the second trimester after 15 weeks of pregnancy.

State: 
TX
Status: 
Open
Owner: 
The Center

Chile’s Senate Passes Abortion Bill

(PRESS RELEASE) After more than two years of Congressional deliberations, today the Chile Senate passed an abortion bill that will allow women to access safe and legal abortion services in cases of life-endangerment, sexual violence, and fatal fetal impairments…

Time for Change

There are no words to describe having to carry an unviable pregnancy to term…

Salvadoran Teenager Wrongfully Sentenced To 30 Years In Prison For Experiencing Pregnancy Complications

(PRESS RELEASE) This week a nineteen-year old Salvadoran rape survivor who became pregnant and suffered a stillbirth was sentenced to 30 years in prison on charges of aggravated homicide. …

Leading the Charge

One year ago, in June 2016, the Center for Reproductive Rights won the most significant abortion-access case at the Supreme Court in decades. The landmark Whole Woman’s Health v.

June Medical Services v. Gee

(REVISED 7.12.2017) The Center for Reproductive Rights filed a new lawsuit against the state of Louisiana’s

State: 
LA
Status: 
Open
Owner: 
The Center

Center for Reproductive Rights, ACLU File New Lawsuit Challenging Four Abortion Restrictions Passed in Arkansas This Year

(PRESS RELEASE) The Center for Reproductive Rights, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and the ACLU of Arkansas filed a new lawsuit in federal district court…

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…