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Reproductive Rights

We have been involved in many consequential recent cases involving reproductive freedom, including broad-based challenges of recent state laws and regulations that have created unconstitutional barriers to a woman’s right to access safe, legal abortions.

Below are some highlights:

  • We filed an amicus brief to the Supreme Court in Zubik v. Burwell on behalf of the National Women’s Law Center and 68 other organizations in support of no-cost contraceptive coverage regulations under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
  • In 2016, we filed an amicus brief with the Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR) in Whole Women’s Health v. Hellerstedt, the first major abortion case in nearly a decade, in which the Supreme Court struck down Texas laws designed to close most abortion clinics in the state. The brief, signed by 113 female attorneys, contained narratives about how access to abortion had had a huge impact in their own lives — a brief that “towers above the rest,” as Slate noted.
  • We are co-counsel with CRR in a challenge against a regime of Mississippi laws and regulations that have created unconstitutional barriers to a woman’s right to access safe, legal abortion.

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