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September 15, 2019

Population Institute Observes 50th Anniversary

In observing its 50th anniversary this year, the Population Institute is celebrating the progress made in advancing sexual and reproductive health and rights. Read More »

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Press Release

June 29, 2020

Supreme Court Strikes Down Louisiana Abortion Restriction

In a victory for abortion access, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled today in June Medical Services v. Russo that Louisiana could not require abortion providers to have admitting privileges at a local hospital. The ruling upholds an earlier Supreme Court decision, Whole Women’s Health v. Hellerstedt, which struck down a similar Texas law because it placed on undue burden upon those seeking abortion care. While the Louisiana law was virtually identical to the Texas law, which was struck down in 2016, it was not a forgone conclusion that the Supreme Court—with the subsequent appointments of Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh to the bench--would uphold the precedent. Read More »

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Commentary

January 13, 2020

SCOTUS 'TRAP law' case and the erosion of abortion rights

Actress Michelle Williams got some traction when she used her Golden Globe acceptance speech to champion abortion rights, saying she was “grateful to have lived at a moment in our society where choice exists.” But the moment she spoke of may be fleeting. Read More »

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