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State District Court Permanently Blocks Oklahoma Restrictions on Medication Abortion Due to Legal Challenge from Center for Reproductive Rights

A state district court today permanently blocked  a 2014 Oklahoma measure that restricts a woman’s access to medication abortion—a non-surgical method of ending an pregnancy…

Federal District Court Temporarily Blocks Texas Measure Banning One of the Safest, Most Common Methods of Second Trimester Abortion

(PRESS RELEASE) A federal district court judge today issued a temporary restraining order blocking a 2017 Texas measure banning the safest and most common…

Chile to Pass Historic Bill

(PRESS RELEASE) Today Chile’s Constitutional Tribunalvoted 6 to 4 to pass an abortion bill that will allow women to access safe and legal abortion services in cases of life-

Federal District Court Blocks Four Arkansas Abortion Restrictions Due to Legal Challenge Brought by Center for Reproductive Rights, ACLU

(PRESS RELEASE) A federal district court judge last night preliminarily blocked four abortion restrictions passed in…

Center for Reproductive Rights, Planned Parenthood File New Lawsuit Challenging Texas Measure Banning The Safest, Most Common Method of Abortion in the Second Trimester

(PRESS RELEASE)  The Center for Reproductive Rights and Planned Parenthood filed a new lawsuit in federal district court today challenging a Texas measure…

Whole Woman's Health v. Paxton

(REVISED 09.22.2017) 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

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On June 27, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a historic decision striking down a Texas law designed to shut down most of the state’s abortion clinics with medically unnecessary restrictions…
Six years ago this week, the Center for Reproductive Rights won a groundbreaking victory for the women of Peru and around the world . For the first time, an international human rights body condemned a country for failing to provide abortion services that were both legal and essential to the health of a woman, violating her fundamental human rights in the process…
Every year, anti-choice state legislators propose hundreds of measures intended to erode women’s rights to abortion and reproductive health care…