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1901 Arizona Comstock Law

By: Malladi Lakshmeeramya | Published: Jun 28, 2017

In 1901, the Arizona Territorial Legislature codified territorial law that illegalized advertising, causing, or performing abortions anywhere in…

LawObscenity (Law)Abortion--Law and legislation--United StatesAbortionArizona


By: Katherine Brind'Amour | Published: Oct 30, 2007

Quickening, the point at which a pregnant woman can first feel the movements of the growing embryo or fetus, has long been considered a pivotal…

Human DevelopmentethicsReproductionFetusAbortion

Planned Parenthood v. Casey (1992)

By: Sheraden Seward | Published: Jan 13, 2009

Almost ten years after the landmark decision in Roe v. Wade (1973) the battle over abortion was still being waged. The reproductive rights of women…

LawReproductionAbortionReproductive Rights

Stenberg v. Carhart (2000)

By: Mark Zhang | Published: Jan 28, 2014

In Stenberg v. Carhart, the US Supreme Court ruled on 28 June 2000 that a Nebraska law banning partial birth abortions was unconstitutional. Though…

LawDilatation and extraction abortionAbortionPregnancyEmbryos

Evangelium Vitae (1995), by Pope John Paul II

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

The encyclical entitled "Evangelium Vitae," meaning "The Gospel of Life," was promulgated on 25 March 1995 by Pope John Paul II in Rome, Italy. The…

LiteratureJohn Paul II, Pope, 1920-2005religionReproductionCatholicism

Roman Catholic Church Quickening

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

Although the concept of quickening was not developed initially by the Roman Catholic Church, much of their histories are intertwined. Quickening, the…

Human DevelopmentreligionFetusAbortionCatholicism

Pope Gregory XIV (1535-1591)

By: Angel Lopez | Published: Jun 22, 2010

Pope Gregory XIV, born Nicolo Sfondrati, reversed the bull of Pope Sixtus V, Effraenatum, under which an abortion at any time of gestation can be…


"Effraenatam" (1588), by Pope Sixtus V

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

"Effraenatam," the brain-child of Pope Sixtus V, was released as a papal bull in the year 1588. Papal bulls are formal declarations issued by the…

LiteratureSixtus V, Pope, 1520-1590religionReproductionCatholicism

Planned Parenthood Committee of Phoenix v. Maricopa County (1962)

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

In the 1962 case Planned Parenthood Committee of Phoenix v. Maricopa County, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled that Arizona Revised Statute 13-213,…

LawContraceptionBirth control clinicsPlanned Parenthood Federation of AmericaAbortion

Thesis: Abortion: An objective lens at the formation of the polarization and stigma

By: Sepehr Abdi-Moradi | Published: Dec 02, 2020

With all of the tension surrounding the moral significance of the abortion issue, the question arises: How did specific figureheads, events, and…


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