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June Medical Services v. Gee

(REVISED 7.12.2017) The Center for Reproductive Rights filed a new lawsuit against the state of Louisiana’s

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

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 Arkansas in 2017.  Specifically, the

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Trump Administration Expands Global Gag Rule

(PRESS RELEASE) The Trump Administration released guidance on a policy that restricts access to safe abortion services and information for women worldwide. …

Louisiana Facing $4.7 Million Legal Bill as State Continues to Defend Unconstitutional Clinic Shutdown Law

(PRESS RELEASE)  The Center for Reproductive Rights yesterday filed a request for more than $4.7 million in legal fees accrued during its…

Center for Reproductive Rights Statement on President Trump’s Proposed FY 2018 budget

President Trump's proposed budget would slash health programs for the most vulnerable and gut funding for global human rights bodies--threatening the wellbeing of countless in the US and abroad," said Maya Rupert, senior director, policy & managing director, D.C…

New Report: 2016 a Pivotal Year for Women’s Reproductive Rights, with Many Battles Ahead

(PRESS RELEASE) Women across the nation saw their constitutional right to safe, legal abortion reaffirmed in 2016, yet continue to face obstacles accessing the full range of reproductive health care services and will continue to face challenges in 2017—according to a new report from the…

Federal Court Temporarily Halts Unconstitutional Texas Abortion Restrictions After Legal Challenge from Center for Reproductive Rights

(MEDIA ADVISORY) – A federal court judge today granted a request from the Center for Reproductive Rights to halt new regulations designed to cut off access to legal abortion and shame…

Center for Reproductive Rights Sues Texas to Stop Latest Unconstitutional Abortion Restrictions

(PRESS RELEASE) Today the Center for Reproductive Rights filed new…

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In the United States, state legislatures wield enormous power to control women's access to abortion and other reproductive healthcare services…
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