Center for Reproductive Rights

The Center for Reproductive Rights uses the law to advance reproductive freedom as a fundamental human right that all governments are legally obligated to protect, respect, and fulfill.

Releases by this organization

Newswire article
Wednesday, March 02, 2016
SUPREME COURT SHOWDOWN: Justices to Hear Oral Arguments in Historic Challenge to Texas’ Clinic Shutdown Law
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments today in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, a historic challenge to a Texas sham law designed to sneak around the Constitution and more than four decades of high court precedent to deny women the right to safe, legal abortion. Texas’ clinic shutdown...
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Monday, January 25, 2016
U.S. Supreme Court Refuses to Review One of the Most Extreme Abortion Bans in the Nation
The U.S. Supreme Court today refused to review North Dakota’s blatantly unconstitutional ban on abortion as early as six weeks of pregnancy—allowing a July 2015 ruling from an appellate court striking the measure to stand. “Whether in North Dakota, Arkansas, or Texas, politicians simply cannot rob...
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Newswire article
Friday, January 22, 2016
43 Years Later, U.S. Supreme Court Called on to Defend Right Recognized in Roe v. Wade
On the 43 rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade --the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision recognizing a woman’s constitutional right to abortion--the Center for Reproductive Rights is calling on the court to overturn two provisions of a Texas sham law designed to cut off access to that right for millions...
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Newswire article
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
U.S. Supreme Court Refuses to Review One of the Most Extreme Abortion Bans in the Nation
The U.S. Supreme Court today refused to review Arkansas’ blatantly unconstitutional ban on abortion at 12 weeks of pregnancy—allowing a May 2015 ruling from an appellate court striking the measure to stand. “Arkansas politicians cannot pick and choose which parts of the Constitution they want to...
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Newswire article
Friday, November 13, 2015
US Supreme Court to Review Texas Clinic Shutdown Law
The U.S. Supreme Court today agreed to review a Texas law designed to shut down clinics that provide safe, legal abortion services under the guise of improving women’s health. The case seeks to overturn a June 2015 decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit that would have led to...
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Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Texas Continues to Fight Back: El Paso Clinic Reopens Following Supreme Court Action Blocking Sham Abortion Restrictions
After being forced to close its doors in early 2014 due to Texas’ clinic shutdown law, an El Paso clinic reopened today and announced it will start offering abortion services again next week. Reproductive Services—a non-profit organization with over 37 years offering safe and legal abortion to the...
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Newswire article
Monday, September 28, 2015
Gender Equality and Empowerment of All Women And Girls Central to United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals
Achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls is at the crux of 17 goals in a new development agenda introduced at the United Nations. This week the U.N. adopted the Sustainable Development Goals, which replace the Millennium Development Goals and provide a road map to tackle poverty...
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Thursday, September 03, 2015
Women’s Health Care Providers Ask U.S Supreme Court to Take On Texas Clinic Shutdown Law
Today a coalition of women’s health care providers represented by the Center for Reproductive Rights took their fight against Texas’ clinic shutdown law to the nation’s highest court. The group formally requested that the U.S. Supreme Court review a June 2015 decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals...
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Newswire article
Monday, August 10, 2015
State Court Permanently Blocks Oklahoma’s Unconstitutional Restrictions on Medication Abortion
An Oklahoma state judge permanently blocked a state law restricting medication abortion today, ensuring women in the state will continue to have access to a method of ending a pregnancy in its earliest stages using medication that has been proven safe by more than a decade of scientific evidence...
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Newswire article
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Seventy-One Human Rights Organizations Call on President Obama to End Unnecessary Reproductive Health Restrictions That Harm Women
As President Obama makes official visits to Kenya and Ethiopia this week, a broad-based coalition of leading domestic and global organizations are calling on him to put an end to the incorrect implementation of the Helms Amendment in order to save women’s lives and protect their health. In an open...
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