Updated Abortion Law Data Show an Active Year for Reproductive Rights in the US Marked by Increased Restrictions and Court Activity

Thursday, February 13, 2020

The landscape of abortion law in the United States saw increase in targeted restrictions in 2019, but also some efforts to protect access by state governments and courts, according to data published today to by the Center for Public Health Law Research.

Center Publishes First Report in New Housing Series Examining Use of Law to Build Health Equity in Housing

Monday, November 4, 2019

The Center published the first report today in a six-part series that focuses on how laws and legal practices related to housing can influence the availability of quality, affordable housing in socially and racially diverse neighborhoods—and how policies can be better designed and deployed for maximum national impact.

Center Acquires Data and Software, Expands Library of Open-Access Legal Data and Tools

Friday, November 1, 2019

The Center for Public Health Law Research at Temple University’s Beasley School of Law will assume responsibility for maintaining the Prescription Drug Abuse Policy System at, developing the MonQcle software system, and supporting the de Beaumont Foundation and Kaiser Permanente’s by updating data on their site.

CPHLR at APHA 2019

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Our team welcomes the American Public Health Association's Annual Meeting to Philadelphia, November 2-6, 2019.

If you're joining us there, or following along from afar, here's what you can expect from the Center for Public Health Law Research and our programs:

New Study Explores Extent of State Legal Protections for Provider Conscience Rights for Reproductive Health Services, and for their Patients

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

New data published today to explores the complexities of state laws that protect health care providers who refuse to provide reproductive health services, including abortion, sterilization, contraception, and emergency contraception because the service goes against their conscientious beliefs.

CPHLR Celebrates 10 Years

Monday, June 3, 2019

This June marks the 10th anniversary of the Center for Public Health Law Research. Over the next year, we will be celebrating this anniversary by recounting milestones in our history and the history of the field, hosting a symposium, and a few other celebrations to mark the passage of time and look hopefully toward the future.