Abortion

Legal Restrictions

Federal District Court Temporarily Blocks Texas Measure Banning One of the Safest, Most Common Methods of Second Trimester Abortion

(PRESS RELEASE) A federal district court judge today issued a temporary restraining order blocking a 2017 Texas measure banning the safest and most common…

Chile to Pass Historic Bill

(PRESS RELEASE) Today Chile’s Constitutional Tribunalvoted 6 to 4 to pass an abortion bill that will allow women to access safe and legal abortion services in cases of life-

Chile Makes History

[UPDATE] In a monumental victory for women’s reproductive rights in Chile, the government’s Constitutional Tribunal voted to decriminalize abortion in cases of rape, fatal fetal impairment, or when a woman’s life is in danger…

Evaluating Priorities: Measuring Women's and Children’s Health and Well-being against Abortion Restrictions in the States- Volume II

Anti-abortion politicians have quietly passed 391 laws restricting access to abortion since 2010. The politicians that push these laws often claim that they are necessary to protect the health and well-being of women, their pregnancies, and their children…

Federal District Court Blocks Four Arkansas Abortion Restrictions Due to Legal Challenge Brought by Center for Reproductive Rights, ACLU

(PRESS RELEASE) A federal district court judge last night preliminarily blocked four abortion restrictions passed in…

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…

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…