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Harvey Leroy Karman (1924–2008)

By: Rainey Horwitz | Published: Jul 18, 2017

Harvey Karman was an abortionist, inventor, and activist for safe abortion techniques in the US during the twentieth century. Karman developed the…

AbortionMenstrual regulationReproductive RightsLate-term abortionInternational Planned Parenthood Federation

“Misericordia et Misera” Section 12 (2016) by Pope Francis of the Catholic Church

By: Claire Cleveland | Published: Mar 26, 2019

Misericordia et Misera (Mercy with Misery) was a letter written by Pope Francis and published in Rome, Italy, on 20 November 2016. Through the letter…

LiteratureAbortionBirth ControlFetal deathAbortifacients

"Declaration on Procured Abortion" (1974), by the Vatican

By: Katherine Brind'Amour | Published: Nov 11, 2007

As various societies around the world began legalizing abortive procedures or liberalizing government stances on abortion, the Roman Catholic Church'…


City of Akron v. Akron Center for Reproductive Health (1983)

By: Malladi Lakshmeeramya, Lawton L. Jackson | Published: Nov 08, 2017

In the 1983 case City of Akron v. Akron Center for Reproductive Health the US Supreme Court ruled that certain requirements of the city of Akron’s “…

LawAbortion--Law and legislation--United StatesAbortionBirth control clinicsContraception

Tucson Woman's Clinic v. Eden (2004)

By: Claudia Nunez-Eddy | Published: Nov 14, 2016

The case Tucson Woman's Clinic v. Eden (2004) established that some of Arizona's abortion clinic laws violated physicians' and patients' rights to…

LawAbortion--Law and legislation--United StatesAbortionBirth control clinicsArizona--History

State v. New Times, INC (1973)

By: Claudia Nunez-Eddy | Published: Jun 23, 2017

In the 1973 case State v. New Times, INC, the Arizona Court of Appeals in Phoenix, Arizona, ruled that Arizona Revised Statutes 13-211, 13-212, and…

LawContraceptionBirth control clinicsPlanned Parenthood Federation of AmericaAbortion

The Hyde Amendment of 1976

By: Reem Gerais | Published: Jun 28, 2017

In 1976, the US Congress passed the Hyde Amendment, which banned the use of federal funding to pay for abortions through Medicaid. In 1976, Illinois…

LawMedicaidAbortion--Law and legislation--United StatesAbortionBirth control clinics

Eclipse of Reason (1987)

By: Sepehr Abdi-Moradi | Published: Feb 11, 2017

Eclipse of Reason is a 1987 anti-abortion documentary film directed, filmed, and narrated by Bernard Nathanson, an obstetrician in the US. American…

LiteratureAbortionLate-term abortionPro-life movementFetus

Milan Vuitch (1915–1993)

By: Victoria Higginbotham | Published: Jun 09, 2018

Milan Vuitch was an abortion provider in the twentieth century, who performed thousands of abortions in Washington, DC, at a time when abortions were…

Abortion--Law and legislation--United StatesAbortionAbortion ClinicsPro-choice movementWomen's rights

Gonzales v. Carhart (2007)

By: Mark Zhang | Published: Feb 28, 2012

In Gonzales v. Carhart (2007), the US Supreme Court held in a five-to-four decision that the 2003 Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act passed by the US…

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