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State Judge Blocks Okla. Emergency Contraception Restrictions

(PRESS RELEASE) A state judge ruled today that an Oklahoma state law placing unnecessary barriers on women’s access to emergency contraception cannot take effect pending the outcome of a lawsuit filed by the Center for Reproductive Rights…

NEW LAWSUIT: Oklahoma Law Restricting Emergency Contraception Violates State Constitution, Discriminates Against Women

(PRESS RELEASE) The Center for Reproductive Rights filed a new legal challenge today against an Oklahoma state law placing unnecessary barriers on women’s access to emergency contraception…

Leading Reproductive Rights Organizations Join Together For “31 Days of Unity”

(PRESS RELEASE) The Center for Reproductive Rights announced today the launch of a new month-long initiative called “31 Days of Unity,” a collaborative effort among leading reproductive rights and justice organizations to take a unified stand against the barrage of attacks…

State Judge Blocks ND Law Designed to Close Only Abortion Clinic in the State

(PRESS RELEASE) A state judge ruled today that North Dakota state officials cannot enforce a law designed to shut down the state's only reproductive health care provider offering abortion services—temporarily blocking the law while the legal challenge to the unconstitutional measure,…

Ireland President Michael D. Higgins Signs Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013 Into Law

(PRESS RELEASE) Today Ireland's President Michael Higgins signed the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013 into law…

North Carolina Legislature Continues Anti-Democratic Tactics, Sends Harmful Abortion Restrictions to Governor's Desk

(PRESS RELEASE) Following a string of anti-democratic tactics to amend unrelated bills with harmful provisions restricting abortion in the state, the North Carolina General Assembly has sent a package of attacks on women's health and rights to Governor Pat McCrory's desk. …

Senate Committee Passes Appropriations Bills Promoting Equal Health Coverage for D.C., Peace Corps

(PRESS RELEASE) Today the Senate Committee on Appropriations approved funding bills for FY14 eliminating restrictions on the District of Columbia's ability to use its own locally-raised funds to cover abortion for low-income women and ensuring Peace Corps volunteers are entitled to the same…

Ireland To Enact Abortion Legislation Only For Women Whose Lives Are At Risk

(PRESS RELEASE) After a week of deliberations, the Irish Seanad (Senate) passed the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013 Tuesday night in a 39 to 14 vote. The bill now goes to Ireland President Michael D. Higgins’s desk for his signature…

Federal Judge in ND Blocks the Nation's Earliest and Most Extreme Abortion Ban

(PRESS RELEASE) A federal judge ruled today that North Dakota's law banning abortion as early as six weeks of pregnancy—before many women even know they are pregnant—cannot take effect while the legal challenge brought by the Center for Reproductive Rights, on behalf of the state's only…

TX Gov Signs Package of Harmful, Unconstitutional Measures to Make Abortion Practically Non-Existent

(PRESS RELEASE) Governor Rick Perry signed into law today a package of anti-choice measures aimed at restricting women's access to abortion services and regulating women's reproductive health care providers out of existence. …