Abortion

Legal Restrictions

Whole Woman's Health v. Paxton

(REVISED 07.20.2018) 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

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…

Restoring Our Rights: The Women's Health Protection Act Report

Abortion rights have been under attack for years in the United States, through laws that shut down clinics, impose medically unnecessary regulations, and shame women for their decisions. The impact of abortion restrictions have very real social and economic consequences for people’s lives…

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 7.20.2018) 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…

Frederick W. Hopkins, M.D., M.P.H. v. Larry Jegley, et al.

(Revised 7.20.18) This case, filed on behalf of a woman’s health care provider in federal district court by the Center for Reproductive Rights, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and the ACLU of Arkansas, is a challenge to four abortion restrictions passed in

State: 
AR
Status: 
Open
Owner: 
The Center

Cruel and Inhuman

Every year, as a result of Ireland’s abortion laws, thousands of women in the country must travel abroad to obtain legal abortion services…

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…