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Unconstitutional Ban on Safe Abortion Procedures Heads Towards President's Desk

In the coming days, President Bush is expected to sign into law the first federal abortion ban in United States history. In conference last night, the House and Senate conferees reached agreement on the abortion ban…

Indiana Supreme Court Expands Medicaid Funding for Abortion to Cases of Serious Risk to Women’s Health

Today, the Indiana Supreme Court, in a 3-2 vote, expanded the state's Medicaid coverage for a low-income woman's abortion to include cases when the pregnancy poses a serious and irreversible risk to her health…

North Dakota Supreme Court Throws out Abortion-Breast Cancer Lawsuit Against Clinic

Today, the North Dakota Supreme Court ruled that an anti-choice protestor had no right to use a false advertising law to harass the state's sole abortion clinic. The decision maintains a lower court ruling that recognized there is no established link between abortion and breast cancer…

As Congress Moves to Pass Dangerous Abortion Ban, Center Prepares Court Challenge to Protect Women's Health

"Congress is on the eve of passing an unconstitutional and dangerous abortion procedures ban that will put the health of American women at risk by prohibiting doctors from performing the safest abortion procedures…

Alabama Taxpayers Forced to Pay for State-Mandated, Ideological Materials on Abortion

Yesterday, a federal judge confirmed that the State of Alabama must pay for the production and distribution of materials that are mandated under the state's abortion waiting period law…

Abortion Providers Ask Appeals Court to Affirm Ruling Striking Down Florida’s Biased Counseling Law

On Wednesday, abortion providers will ask the Fourth District Court of Appeal to affirm a trial court ruling blocking enforcement of Florida's unconstitutional biased counseling law, which denies abortion providers the right to determine what information is appropriate for their patients…

Sex Discrimination Continues in Florida After Court Refuses to Overturn Ban on Medicaid Funded Abortions

Continuing to put women's health at risk, Florida's Third District Court of Appeals issued an opinion today refusing to overturn Florida's ban on Medicaid funded abortions

Fifth Circuit Set to Hear Case Involving Prison Inmate Forced to Carry Pregnancy to Term

On Wednesday, the Center for Reproductive Rights will present oral arguments before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in a case involving a Louisiana woman who was forced to carry a pregnancy to term while serving time in prison…

ACLU, Center for Reproductive Rights, and Florida NOW Say Appointing a Guardian for a Fetus Threatens the Health and Rights of Pregnant Women in Florida

Appointing a guardian for a fetus would violate a woman's right not only to decide whether to continue her pregnancy, but also to choose medical care to protect her own health during pregnancy, the American Civil Liberties Union, the Center for Reproductive Rights, and Florida…

Our Work in Focus

(Revised 05.08.18) The Center originally published this toolkit in 2016. Since then, our collaborators have taken the movement for Black maternal health, rights, and justice to new levels…
Across the United States, Black women die or suffer serious illness during and after childbirth in dramatically disproportionate numbers—three to four times higher—than do their white counterparts…