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Thesis: The Dynamic Landscape of Abortion Law in the United States

By: Victoria Higginbotham | Published: Feb 18, 2021

Much change has occurred in abortion laws over the past 50 years, this thesis tracks those changes principally through Supreme Court Cases, such as…

AbortionSupreme Court DecisionsUnited States Supreme Court

Harris v. McRae (1980)

By: Reem Gerais | Published: Jun 28, 2017

On 30 June 1980, in a five to four decision, the US Supreme Court ruled in the Case Harris v. McRae that the Hyde Amendment of 1976 did not violate…

LawContraceptionUnited States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on Departments of Labor and Health, Education, and Welfare, and Related Agencies AppropriationsMedicaidAbortion--Law and legislation--United States

Hodgson v. Minnesota (1990)

By: Rainey Horwitz | Published: Oct 24, 2017

In the 1990 case Hodgson v. Minnesota, the US Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., upheld Minnesota statute 144.343, which required physicians to…

LawAbortionBirth control clinicsReproductive RightsAbortion--Law and legislation--United States

Beal v. Doe (1977)

By: Claudia Nunez-Eddy | Published: Jun 28, 2017

In the case of Beal v. Doe, tried in 1977, the US Supreme Court ruled that states could constitutionally restrict money from Medicaid from funding…

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

Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act (1994)

By: Claudia Nunez-Eddy | Published: May 25, 2017

On 26 May 1994, US President Bill Clinton signed the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act in to law, which federally criminalized acts of…

LawAbortion--Law and legislation--United StatesAbortionBirth control clinicsReproductive Rights

Isaacson v. Horne (2013)

By: Claudia Nunez-Eddy | Published: Nov 16, 2016

In the 2013 case Isaacson v. Horne, the US Court of Appeals in the Ninth Circuit ruled that Arizona House Bill (HB) 2036, which prohibited abortions…

LawArizona. Attorney General's OfficeBirth control clinicsAbortionAbortion Centers

George Richard Tiller (1941-2009)

By: Mark Zhang | Published: Jul 16, 2012

George Richard Tiller, a doctor who performed abortions in Wichita, Kansas, was shot to death on 31 May 2009 by Scott Roeder. As the director of one…

AbortionLate-term abortionAbortion servicesFetusAbortion, Legal

The Excommunication of Margaret McBride (2009–2010)

By: Claire Cleveland | Published: Oct 11, 2019

In 2010, the Catholic Church excommunicated Margaret McBride, a nun and ethics board member at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix,…

AbortionBirth ControlethicsChurchReproductive Rights

Ann Trow (Madame Restell) (1812–1878)

By: Rainey Horwitz | Published: Aug 23, 2017

Self-proclaimed female physician Ann Trow was a women’s reproductive health specialist as well as an abortion provider in New York City, New York…

AbortionAbortion servicesPro-choice movementTrials (Abortion)Abortion--Law and legislation--United States

Henry Morgentaler (1923-2013)

By: Sepehr Abdi-Moradi | Published: Jun 09, 2017

Henry Morgentaler was a physician who performed abortions, acted as a reproductive rights activist, and advocated for legal access to abortions in…

AbortionObstetrics--SurgeryBirth ControlReproductive RightsCanada

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