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Supreme Court Refuses to Review Mississippi’s Clinic Shutdown Law

(PRESS RELEASE) The United States Supreme Court today declined to review Mississippi’s arbitrary and medically unwarranted law specifically designed to shutter the last abortion clinic in the state—ensuring the measure will remain blocked and the clinic open while the case proceeds in federal…

New Study: Zika Virus Fueling Online Demand for Abortion Pills in Latin America

(PRESS RELEASE) Since the Pan America Health Organization issued its Zika advisory in November 2015, online requests to Women on Web for abortion pills have exponentially increased, according to a

Pennsylvania Doubles Down on Restricting Abortion: Bill Passed By House Contains Two Abortion Bans

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed an unconstitutional measure yesterday which bans the most common method of second trimester abortion while also banning abortion at 20 weeks after a woman’s last menstrual period—prohibiting abortion care even earlier than most of the other…

U.N. Committee Finds Ireland's Abortion Laws Are Cruel, Inhumane and Degrading

(PRESS RELEASE) Ireland’s abortion laws subjected a woman to cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment, according to a landmark decision from the United Nations Human Rights…

New Directors Join Board of Center for Reproductive Rights

(PRESS RELEASE) The Center for Reproductive Rights, a global legal advocacy organization that fights to ensure reproductive rights are guaranteed in law as human rights, announced two new members of the organization’s Board of Directors…

137 State Legislators Express Support for Women's Access to Safe, Legal Abortion

137 state leaders from Arizona to Texas have signed an open letter expressing their support for a woman’s…

Louisiana Governor Signs Ban on Most Common Method of Second Trimester Abortion

(PRESS RELEASE)  Less than two weeks after signing a measure which triples the state’s mandatory waiting…

Salvadoran Court Releases Woman Wrongfully Imprisoned

(PRESS RELEASE) A Salvadoran woman wrongfully imprisoned after a miscarriage is being released, according to the San Salvador Third Tribunal of Sentences (Tribunal Tercero de Sentencia de San Salvador) ruling today…

Oklahoma Governor Vetoes Abortion Ban

Statement from Nancy Northup, president and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights on Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin’s veto of the state’s total ban on abortion: