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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 recent highlights:

    • As co-counsel with Planned Parenthood and the ACLU, we blocked the State of Missouri’s near-total abortion ban on behalf of the last remaining abortion provider in the state, recently winning a temporary injunction.
    • As co-counsel with the Center for Reproductive Rights, we won an important ruling in the Fifth Circuit upholding a Mississippi district court decision striking down the state’s ban on abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy. The constitutional challenge was brought on behalf of Paul, Weiss client the Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the last remaining abortion clinic in the state.
    • We submitted an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of 368 lawyers and law students who have exercised their constitutional right to abortion. Paul, Weiss filed a similar brief three years ago, in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, on behalf of 113 women in the legal profession. The brief “tower[ed] above the rest,” Slate noted.

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