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Salvadoran Supreme Court Denies Woman Life-Saving Abortion

(PRESS RELEASE) The Supreme Court in El Salvador ruled today that a woman facing serious health complications in her pregnancy cannot have an abortion that could save her life.
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House Subcommittee to Hear Testimony on Unconstitutional Federal Bill Banning Abortion at 20 Weeks

(PRESS RELEASE) Just two days after a U.S. Court of Appeals ruled a similar law in Arizona was clearly unconstitutional under 40 years of Supreme Court precedent, today the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice of the U.S…

Center for Reproductive Rights Implores Supreme Court of El Salvador To Authorize Emergency Abortion for Woman Facing Life-Threatening Complications

(PRESS RELEASE) “Beatríz” (a pseudonym) is a 22-year old Salvadoran woman who is 5 months pregnant and experiencing severe health complications related to her lupus and kidney disease. She is also carrying an anencephalic fetus (without a brain) that is not viable…

Center for Reproductive Rights Releases New Celebrity PSA and Letter to President Obama Urging Support for ‘Draw the Line’ Campaign

(PRESS RELEASE) The Center for Reproductive Rights today released a new PSA featuring celebrity supporters Stanley Tucci (“The Hunger Games,” “The Devil Wears Prada”), Morena Baccarin (“Homeland),…

Appeals Court Rejects Extreme and Dangerous Arizona Abortion Ban

(PRESS RELEASE) A panel of judges of the U.S…

Federal Judge Blocks Arkansas 12-Week Abortion Ban

A federal judge ruled today that Arkansas’ extreme ban on abortion at 12 weeks of pregnancy cannot take effect while the legal challenge brought by the Center for Reproductive Rights, the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Arkansas is ongoing.
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Center for Reproductive Rights Takes Legal Action Against North Dakota Law Aimed at Closing State's Only Abortion Clinic

(PRESS RELEASE) The Center for Reproductive Rights took legal action today on behalf of North Dakota’s only abortion clinic and its doctors to block a state law designed to shut down the Red River Women’s Clinic and effectively end safe and legal abortion in the state.

Federal Judge Denies Government's Request to Delay Over-the-Counter Emergency Contraception

(PRESS RELEASE) Calling the Obama Administration’s appeal of a federal court order to make emergency contraception over-the-counter for all women “frivolous” and “taken…

New Legislation Introduced in Ireland Would Provide Needed Clarity on Legal Abortion For Women Suffering Life-Threatening Conditions

(PRESS RELEASE) The Irish government published yesterday the first outline of new abortion legislation aimed at providing doctors and individuals legal clarity about the circumstances under which a woman whose life is at risk may legally end a pregnancy.
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