Abortion

Other Barriers

Edwards v. Beck

(REVISED 6.2.2016) In 2013, Arkansas passed a blatantly unconstitutional ban on previability abortion.  The law required that a doctor perform an ultrasound prior to terminating a

State: 
AR
Status: 
Closed
Owner: 
The Center

Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest v. Streur, et al.

(REVISED 03.21.2018) In 2001, the Alaska Supreme Court held that withholding state Medicaid coverage for abortions while covering all other medically necessary care, including for pregnant

State: 
AK
Status: 
Open
Owner: 
The Center

The Human Rights Committee Urges Malawi to Safeguard Sexual and Reproductive Rights

In July 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Committee (the Committee), which monitors states’ implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, released its concluding observations on Malawi, urging the government to take immediate steps to address reproductive…

United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit Decision: JWHO v. Currier

The Center challenged the medically unjustified requirements that were enacted in Mississippi in an attempt to make the state “abortion-free.”…

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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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