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Abortion Providers Challenge Trigger Laws in Louisiana After Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade

June 27, 2022 — In the aftermath of the Supreme Court of the United States’ decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, the Center for Reproductive Rights and Boies Schiller Flexner LLP, with local counsel Ellie Schilling, today filed a petition and request for emergency relief from the state’s so-called “trigger laws” on behalf of Hope Medical Group for Women (Hope), Hope’s […]

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Texas Abortion Ban in Effect Again After Appeals Court Ruling

Today—in a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Department of Justice—the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals granted a request from the state of Texas, allowing the state’s six-week abortion ban (S.B. 8) to take effect once again. The Fifth Circuit lifted a preliminary injunction that had been issued by a lower court on October 6, blocking the ban. Statement from Nancy Northup, […]

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Court Will Block South Carolina Abortion Ban One Day After Gov. McMaster Signed It Into Law

February 19, 2021 – Today, a federal district court announced that it will temporarily block a law passed yesterday in South Carolina that bans abortion before many people know they’re pregnant. The law took effect yesterday after Gov. Henry McMaster signed it into law. If this abortion ban had been allowed to stay in effect, […]

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Nancy Northup: Judge Barrett has the most extreme anti-reproductive rights record since Judge Robert Bork

October 7, 2020 – For only the second time since our founding in 1992, the Center for Reproductive Rights is opposing the confirmation of a U.S. Supreme Court nominee. Less than three weeks ago, the American people lost a champion for gender equality and reproductive rights with the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. On September 26, President Donald Trump nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett […]

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Nancy Northup: Trump has nominated a replacement who would turn back 5 decades of advancement for reproductive rights

September 26, 2020 – At this unprecedented time, and while the nation is still mourning and paying tribute to Justice Ginsburg’s tremendous contributions to advancing equality, President Donald Trump has nominated a replacement who would gut Justice Ginsburg’s legacy and turn back five decades of advancement for reproductive rights. The Senate Majority’s attempt to bulldoze […]

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Nancy Northup: Justice Ginsberg’s conviction that women must be given equal treatment under the law changed the legal rights of half the nation

September 21, 2020 – The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg marks the passing of a legal giant who devoted her life to advancing the liberty and equality of women, first as a litigator and later as an appellate and then Supreme Court Justice.    Her clear, unwavering conviction that women must be given equal treatment under the law changed the legal rights of half the nation.  Justice Ginsburg was a lifelong champion of gender equality. As an attorney in the 1970s, she won major […]

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Supreme Court Gives Green Light for Employers to Deny Birth Control Coverage to Employees

July 8, 2020 – Today, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Trump-Pence rules allowing nearly any employer and university to deny birth control coverage to their employees and students. The Court held that the Trump-Pence administration had the authority to issue these harmful contraceptive coverage rules under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This decision leaves […]

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Center for Reproductive Rights Urges Congress to Pass Historic Legislation that Answers Calls to ‘Codify Roe’

February 13, 2020 – Nancy Northup, President and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights, testified in the U.S. House of Representatives on the Women’s Health Protection Act (H.R. 2975/S. 1645), federal legislation that answers the recent calls to ‘codify Roe’ by safeguarding the right to access abortion care for all people in the United States. In […]

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El Salvador Releases Three Women Who Were Wrongfully Imprisoned for Obstetric Emergencies

SAN SALVADOR, March 7, 2019 – The Center for Reproductive Rights celebrates the government of El Salvador’s decision to commute the prison sentences of three women who were wrongfully imprisoned after suffering obstetric emergencies. Alba Lorena Rodríguez, Cinthia Marcela Rodríguez, and María del Tránsito Orellana Martínez have been released today, ahead of International Women’s Day. […]