Reproductive rights

Arizona’s 20-week abortion ban upheld but temporarily blocked

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August 8, 2012
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In a case we discussed last month, the Ninth Circuit has granted a preliminary injunction against Arizona House Bill 2036; this unconstitutional and potentially dangerous measure would curtail women’s reproductive rights at 20 weeks of pregnancy. On July 30th, US District Judge Teilborg upheld the law based on the problematic findings that (1) the few weeks […]

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Federal court forces doctors to warn of suicide risk from abortion

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July 29, 2012
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Ruling en banc, the Eighth Circuit has upheld a South Dakota law that requires doctors to distribute written statements that abortion causes “increased risk of suicidal ideation and suicide.” Amazing. The ruling came in Planned Parenthood v. Rounds, a lawsuit that has been bouncing between the District Court and Court of Appeals for seven years. Irin […]

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Abortion rights lawsuits keep coming

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July 13, 2012
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This has been a hectic week for the Center for Reproductive Rights.  On Monday, lawyers persuaded a Mississippi federal judge to continue a temporary order blocking enforcement of a state law designed to make that state “abortion free.” A longer term ruling is expected soon. On Tuesday, CRR’s first task of the day was to […]

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Setback for Reproductive Rights in Baltimore

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July 3, 2012
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  Anti-choice pregnancy centers in Baltimore got a boost from the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals last week in Greater Baltimore Center for Pregnancy Concerns v. Mayor and City Council of Baltimore. Granting the plaintiff’s request for summary judgment based on a First Amendment claim, the Court struck down Baltimore City Ordinance 09-252, which required […]

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V-words freak out Michigan Republicans

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June 17, 2012
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Speaking on the floor of the Michigan legislature against an anti-abortion “super bill,” Rep. Lisa Brown suggested that its sponsors were a wee bit too interested in her vagina. That’s the last we’ll hear from Rep. Brown for a while. She was later barred from debate over an unrelated bill as punishment. The same thing happened to […]

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Judge invites challenge to HHS decision that blocked access to emergency contraception

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December 14, 2011

The Center for Reproductive Rights announced Tuesday that it will reopen a lawsuit filed in 2005 in order to challenge unnecessary age restrictions on emergency contraceptives imposed last week by the Obama administration. The lawsuit – Tummino v. von Hamburg –  was originally filed against the FDA. At a hearing on Tuesday, U.S. District Judge […]

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