Abortion

Legal Restrictions

Texas Appeals Federal Court Order Blocking Unconstitutional Restrictions on Miscarriage and Abortion Care

(MEDIA ADVISORY) The state of Texas late yesterday appealed a federal district court ruling secured by the Center for Reproductive Rights that

Eroding Abortion Rights Is Just the Beginning

Nancy Northup, president and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights, and Rachel B. Tiven, chief executive of Lambda Legal, have dedicated their lives to fiercely defending the rights of women and same-sex couples…

Center for Reproductive Rights, ACLU Secure State Supreme Court Victory for Florida Women

(PRESS RELEASE) The Florida Supreme Court today continued to block a 2015 measure which forces a woman to wait at least 24 hours and make at least one additional, medically unnecessary trip before she is able to…

Trump Policies Put Women’s Futures at Risk

On the evening of President Donald Trump’s inauguration, Nancy Northup, president and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights, appeared on MSNBC’s For The Record with Greta to discuss the implications of the new administration’s policies on women’s health and rights. …

Oklahoma House Committee Advances Measure Requiring “Father’s Consent” Before Woman Can Obtain Safe, Legal Abortion

(MEDIA ADVISORY)  The Oklahoma House Committee on Public Health advanced a bill today which would ban a woman from obtaining abortion care in Oklahoma unless the “father of the fetus” provides his “informed written consent.”  The sponsor of the measure was

Report: The Undue Burden Standard after Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt

The Supreme Court delivered a landmark victory in Whole Woman’s Health v…

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…