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Montana District Court Blocks Several Unconstitutional Abortion Restrictions

May 23, 2023 – Today, a Montana District Court judge granted abortion providers’ request for a preliminary injunction to block several restrictions on abortion access. The challenge to the laws was filed by Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the Center for Reproductive Rights, and the ACLU of Montana on behalf of All Families Healthcare, Blue […]

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House Leaders Reintroduce Bill to Establish Federal Right to Abortion

March 30, 2023 – Members of Congress today reintroduced the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA), legislation that would protect access to abortion across the United States. The legislation—which was introduced with more than 200 co-sponsors—would restore the nationwide right to reproductive autonomy after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade last year. Members of Congress […]

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Center Sues Texas on Behalf of Women Denied Abortions After Facing Dangerous Pregnancy Complications

The Center for Reproductive Rights filed a groundbreaking lawsuit yesterday against the state of Texas seeking to clarify the scope of the state’s “medical emergency” exception under its extreme abortion bans.   The case was brought on behalf of five Texas women—each denied abortion care after facing severe and dangerous pregnancy complications—and two Texas obstetrician-gynecologists. While the women’s […]

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Federal Bill Ensuring Medicaid Coverage for Abortion Introduced in U.S. House

January 27, 2023 – The EACH Act was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Representatives Barbara Lee, Diana DeGette, Jan Schakowsky, and Ayanna Pressley. This bill would guarantee that people using Medicaid have coverage for abortion services. Statement from Nancy Northup, president and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights: “Even before the Supreme Court […]

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Nancy Northup: Statement on the 50th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

January 20, 2023 – Nancy Northup, President and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights, issued the following statement in recognition of what would have been the 50th anniversary ofRoev. Wade, the landmark ruling recognizing the constitutional right to abortion. In June 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court overturnedRoe, clearing the way for states to ban […]

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Georgia State Court Blocks Unconstitutional Six-Week Abortion Ban

The Superior Court of Fulton County today struck down Georgia’s ban on abortion after six weeks of pregnancy, allowing health care providers in the state to once again provide essential abortion and miscarriage care to Georgians beyond the earliest weeks in pregnancy. The court’s injunction was issued in a lawsuit filed by abortion providers and […]

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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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