Abortion

Legal Restrictions

Judge Orders Alabama to Absorb Costs of State-Mandated, Ideological Materials on Abortion and Pregnancy

A federal judge has ordered the State of Alabama to pay for the production and distribution of materials that it requires all abortion providers to give to patients 24 hours before having an abortion. Ruling that it is a violation of the First Amendment of the U.S…

Judge Enjoins Virginia’s Abortion Ban

Richmond, VA

Women in Indiana Forced to Make Two Trips to a Clinic in Order to Obtain an Abortion

Today, a judge denied a motion to prevent the Indiana mandatory delay law's "two-trip" requirement from taking effect, forcing women in Indiana to make two trips to their physician's office, at least 18 hours apart, in order to obtain an abortion…

Center for Reproductive Rights’ Expert Simon Heller to Testify Before Congress Against Abortion Ban

On Tuesday, March 25th, Simon Heller, Of Counsel, for the Center for Reproductive Rights will testify that an abortion ban pending before the House of Representatives is unconstitutional for the same reasons that led the U.S…

Senate Passes Unconstitutional Abortion Ban

Flouting a decision by the United States Supreme Court that found a ban on so-called "partial-birth abortion" to be unconstitutional, the U.S. Senate today passed a nearly identical version of the abortion ban (S.3) in a 65-32 vote…

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…