Abortion

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Human Rights v. World Cup

“How can we balance our love of the game with our commitment to human rights?” asks Human Rights Watch Deputy Director, Iain Levine, in his timely opinion piece in Foreign Policy

Shadow Letter on the Holy See to the Committee against Torture

The Center prepared this letter to assist the Committee against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman, or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT Committee) during the 52nd Session in its review of the Holy See’s compliance with the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman, or Degrading…

MKB Management Corp et al. v. Burdick et al.

North Dakota passed a law in 2011 that would effectively ban all medication abortions in the state.

State: 
ND
Status: 
Closed
Owner: 
The Center

Hodes & Nauser MDs, P.A., et al. v. Schmidt, et al.: Plaintiffs' Cross-Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings

Hodes & Nauser MDs, P.A., et al. v. Schmidt, et al.: Plaintiffs' Cross-Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings…

Daily Beast: Why Does Spain Love Gay Marriage But Hate Abortion?

Spain’s about to become the most repressive country in the EU when it comes to abortion rights—even as it has embraced gay marriage. It’s a disconnect that is the canary in the coal mine for Europe’s women…

Stuart et al. v. Camnitz

(REVISED 6.2.2016) North Carolina passed a law in 2011 that prohibits a woman from obtaining an abortion unless her physician, during the course of an ultrasound procedure and while the woman is on an

State: 
NC
Status: 
Closed
Owner: 
The Center

Groundbreaking Contraceptive Case Filed in the High Court of Punjab and Haryana at Chandigarh

On November 14, the second case to be developed under the Center for Reproductive Rights’ South Asia Reproductive Justice and Accountability Initiative (SARJAI) was filed in the High Court of Punjab and Haryana at Chandigarh…

Nuestra Voz, Nuestra Salud, Nuestro Texas: The Fight for Women's Reproductive Health in the Rio Grande Valley

In late 2012 and early 2013, the Center for Reproductive Rights and the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health documented the impact of state funding cuts to family planning services on women in the Rio Grande Valley…

Planned Parenthood et al. v. Abbott

Texas passed House Bill 2 in 2013, which requires that abortion providers obtain admitting privileges at local hospitals and mandates a medically obsolete method of medication abortion.

State: 
TX
Status: 
Closed
Owner: 
The Center

Unspeakable Cruelty

Aurora was on the way to her friend’s house when the bleeding started. She was pregnant.

The visit with her friend was supposed to be celebratory, as she planned to announce that she and her husband would finally be starting the family they wanted…

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…
Human Rights defenders are the activists, including journalists, lawyers, judges, and healthcare providers, whose work allows others to exercise their human rights…