Abortion

Legal Restrictions

Ninth Circuit to Hear Oral Argument Against Arizona's Regulation of Abortion Clinics

At 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 4, the Center for Reproductive Rights will argue before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit that Arizona's abortion facility regulations deny equal protection to women who seek, and physicians who provide, abortions…

Hearing Set in Court Challenge to Virginia’s Abortion Ban

On Monday, November 24 at 2:30 PM the Center for Reproductive Rights will ask a federal judge to strike down Virginia's abortion procedures ban…

Federal Abortion Ban Blocked by Nebraska Judge Minutes After President Bush Signs it into Law

Today, a Nebraska federal judge issued a temporary restraining order preventing the first-ever federal abortion ban from being enforced against the plaintiffs in the Nebraska lawsuit challenging the ban. Judge Richard G…

Nebraska Doctor Takes Federal Abortion Ban to Court

Three years ago, in a case in which I was the plaintiff, the U.S…

Hearing Set in Legal Challenge to First-Ever Federal Abortion Ban

At 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, just hours before President Bush is scheduled to sign into law the first-ever federal abortion ban, the Center for Reproductive Rights will present oral arguments before a Nebraska federal judge in an effort to prevent the harmful law from taking effect…

First-Ever Federal Abortion Ban Challenged in Court Today Law Challened by Dr. LeRoy Carhart and the National Abortion Federation

Acting to protect women's health, the National Abortion Federation, Dr. LeRoy Carhart, and several other physicians joined legal challenges today seeking to block a dangerous and deceptive ban on safe abortion procedures…

Nebraska Doctor Challenges Federal Abortion Ban in Court Today

In a Nebraska federal court today, the Center for Reproductive Rights is challenging a federal ban on safe abortion procedures about to be signed into law by President Bush…

Center Vows to Challenge Unconstitutional Abortion Ban Inching Toward President's Desk

The Center for Reproductive Rights is poised to challenge a dangerous ban on safe abortion procedures that is heading toward the President's desk. The Senate passed the committee version of the legislation on October 21, 2003; the House passed it in early October…

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…