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Court Strikes Down Mississippi Abortion Law: Women in State Narrowly Escape Virtual Ban on Second Trimester Abortion

Today, women in Mississippi narrowly escaped a virtual ban on second trimester abortions in their state when the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi declared a 2004 law unconstitutional…

Tulsa Clinic Challenges Teen Abortion Act as it Hits Governor’s Desk

Today, the Center for Reproductive Rights filed a lawsuit in the U.S…

Teen Endangerment Act: Putting Politics Before Teens’ Well-Being

The Center for Reproductive Rights strongly opposes the abortion bill H.R. 748, passed by the House of Representatives today, and calls on the Senate to reject this harmful legislation…

FDA Commissioner Crawford, No More Stalling! Plan B Belongs On the Drugstore Shelves.

The Center for Reproductive Rights urges the FDA's Acting Commissioner Lester Crawford to issue a decision making the emergency contraceptive Plan B available…

U.S. Government’s Appeal in Federal Abortion Ban Case Heads to Court for the First Time

WHAT: Oral argument in Carhart v. Gonzales will be heard at U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit…

Alaska Supreme Court to Review Injunction on State’s Teen Abortion Law

WHAT: Oral arguments will be heard at the Alaska Supreme Court in Planned Parenthood of Alaska, et. al. v. State of Alaska…

Statement from Nancy Northup, President, Center for Reproductive Rights

The Center for Reproductive Rights urges Congress to reject the Teen Endangerment Act (H.R. 748; S. 8, 396, 403)…

Michigan Abortion Ban Put on Hold While Challenge Proceeds

The American Civil Liberties Union, the Center for Reproductive Rights, and Planned Parenthood Federation of America announced today that Michigan has agreed to delay enforcement of its recently enacted abortion ban until the court considers the legal challenge against the law later this…

Statement from Nancy Northup, President, Center for Reproductive Rights

The Center for Reproductive Rights is extremely pleased that the Indian Supreme Court is taking action against the illegal and coercive sterilization practices in its country, after concerned Indian nongovernmental organizations filed a petition against the government two years…