Press Releases

Mississippi Continues to Defend 15-Week Abortion Ban Despite Searing Court Decision

(PRESS RELEASE) Today, one month after a federal district court judge struck down Mississippi’s ban on abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy, the state filed to appeal the decision to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit…

Ohio Lawmakers Pass Multiple Extreme Abortion Bans

(PRESS RELEASE) Today, the Ohio state senate passed a law (HB 258) that would effectively ban abortion outright. The law makes it a crime for doctors to provide an abortion once a heartbeat has been detected—around six weeks of pregnancy…

Oklahoma Court Fails to Block 72-Hour Abortion Delay

(PRESS RELEASE) Today, the Oklahoma District Court failed to block a measure tripling the state’s mandatory waiting period from 24 to 72 hours for virtually all women seeking abortion services…

The Center for Reproductive Rights Sues U.S. Department of State over Continued Decision to Delete Reproductive Rights from Human Rights Reports

(PRESS RELEASE) Today the Center for Reproductive Rights filed a second Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Department of State (DOS) following their ongoing refusal to release records related to their practice of deleting the reproductive rights subsection…

The Center for Reproductive Rights Sues Kenyan Officials over recent Ban on Marie Stopes

NAIROBI (PRESS RELEASE) The Center for Reproductive Rights and co-counsel Sofia Rajab-Leteipan of Leteipan & Associates Advocates have today filed a case at the High Court, Nairobi, against Kenyan government officials…

Mississippi Ban on Abortion After 15 Weeks of Pregnancy Struck Down by Federal District Court

(PRESS RELEASE) Today, a federal court in Mississippi permanently blocked the state’s unconstitutional ban on abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy…

Center for Reproductive Rights Sues to Block Ban on Telemedicine Abortions in Kansas

(PRESS RELEASE) Today, the Center for Reproductive Rights filed a lawsuit challenging section 6 of the Kansas Telemedicine Act (House Bill 2028) which seeks to ban abortions administered through telemedicine, including medication abortion…

Texas Ban on Safest Method of Abortion After 15 Weeks Inches Closer to Supreme Court

(PRESS RELEASE) - Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit heard oral arguments in Whole Woman’s Health v.

Nepal Enacts Legislation to Protect Women’s Rights to Bodily Autonomy

(PRESS RELEASE) - The Center for Reproductive Rights welcomes Nepal ‘s official enactment of the “Safe Motherhood and Reproductive Health Rights Act, 2018” (RH Act)…