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Court Strikes Down Discriminatory Anti-Abortion Law in Alaska

Today, the Alaska Supreme Court struck down a state law and Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) regulation that would have severely limited Medicaid coverage of abortions for low-income women. The decision in State of Alaska v.

Supreme Court Halts Closure of Abortion Clinics in Louisiana

(PRESS RELEASE) – Tonight, the Supreme Court granted an emergency request from the Center for Reproductive Rights, blocking a law that would have shut down some of the last three abortion clinics in Louisiana…

President Trump's Remarks on Abortion Spread Misinformation

The following is a statement by Lourdes Rivera, Senior Vice President of U.S. Programs at the Center for Reproductive Rights about President Donald Trump’s State of the Union remarks on abortion:…

Senate Rejects Bill to Deny Millions of Women Health Care Coverage

(PRESS RELEASE) Today, the U.S. Senate rejected a sweeping ban on insurance coverage of abortion that would have devastated access to reproductive healthcare for millions of women. Failing the 60 vote threshold, the 48-47 procedural vote on S…

Kansas Court Says Abortion Clinics Can Keep Using Telemedicine

(PRESS RELEASE) On Monday, a state court found that a law that went into effect January 1 will not prevent doctors from prescribing medication abortions via telemedicine. The decision came down less than 24 hours before the law was enacted…

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…