April 3, 2014
by Cynthia Miley
The Center for Reproductive Rights announced Wednesday that it will file a new lawsuit against Texas House Bill 2, which requires physicians performing "surgical abortions" to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital and also required certain compliance protocols relating to the ...[read more]
April 3, 2014
by Theresa Donovan
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Wednesday temporarily blocked Arizona from enforcing a statute that will prohibit women from having a medication abortion after seven weeks of pregnancy. On Monday, a judge for the US District Court for the District of Arizona refused to block the ...[read more]
April 1, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
A judge for the US District Court for the District of Arizona refused Monday to block new abortion drug rules, allowing them to take effect Tuesday. Planned Parenthood and the Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR) had initiated legal action earlier in March against the Arizona Department of Health ...[read more]
March 5, 2014
by Daniel Mullen
Lawyers for Planned Parenthood and the Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR) filed a federal lawsuit on Wednesday challenging an Arizona law limiting the use of abortion-inducing drugs. Bryan Howard, the president of Planned Parenthood, stated that the regulation could deprive Arizona women of ...[read more]
February 10, 2014
by Stephanie Kogut
JURIST Guest Columnist Stephanie Toti of The Center for Reproductive Rights discuss the challenge to Massachusetts buffer zone laws in McCullen v. Coakley...The US Supreme Court recently heard oral argument in McCullen v. Coakley, involving a Massachusetts statute that creates 35 foot buffer ...[read more]
January 30, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the Center for Reproductive Rights filed a lawsuit on Wednesday in Alaska Superior Court challenging a new regulation that seeks to prevent Medicaid from covering elective abortions. In 2001 the Alaska Supreme ...[read more]
January 28, 2014
by G. Redd
Legal challenges to the contraception mandate of the PPACA focus on two primary questions- what burdens do these programs create and who must bear them? There are two competing fundamental interests that the PPACA allegedly implicates: reproductive rights and religious freedom. There are ...[read more]
January 22, 2014
by Stephanie Kogut
JURIST Guest Columnists Esha Bhandari and Jennifer Sokoler, both of the Center for Reproductive Rights, discuss the recent legal challenges to a Texas abortion law...The US Supreme Court's recent order refusing to reinstate an injunction against a Texas law restricting abortion—thereby allowing... ...[read more]
November 7, 2013
by Laura Klein Mullen
The Florida Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a woman who donated an egg to her lesbian partner has parental rights to the child they conceived. The child in question was born to the couple in 2004. The women had agreed to conceive a child with the assistance of reproductive technology. The donor ...[read more]
August 9, 2013
by Julie Deisher
The Oklahoma Coalition for Reproductive Justice (OCRJ) filed a lawsuit in the Oklahoma County District Court on Thursday to block enforcement of HB 2226, a state law limiting the availability of "morning-after" emergency contraceptives. Specifically, the law forbids pharmacists from dispensing ...[read more]

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