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Evelyn Lorraine Rothman (1932–2007)

By: Rainey Horwitz | Published: Jun 28, 2017

Evelyn Lorraine Rothman advocated for women’s reproductive rights and invented at-home kits for women’s health concerns in the late twentieth century…

Downer, CarolAbortionObstetricsBirth ControlMenstrual regulation

Our Bodies, Ourselves (1973), by the Boston Women's Health Book Collective

By: Maggie Pingolt | Published: Jun 21, 2013

Our Bodies, Ourselves, a succession to a pamphlet of resources pulled from co-ops of women in and around Boston, Massachusetts was published in New…

LiteratureReproductionPregnancyEmbryosWomen's health services--United States

Chicago Women’s Liberation Union (1969–1977)

By: Rainey Horwitz | Published: Jul 03, 2018

The Chicago Women’s Liberation Union, hereafter Union or CWLU, was a feminist union that operated in Chicago, Illinois, from 1969 to 1977 and was the…

OrganizationWomen's rightsSexismFamily Planningfeminism

Barry Morris Goldwater (1909–1998)

By: Claudia Nunez-Eddy | Published: Oct 28, 2016

Barry Morris Goldwater was a Republican Arizona Senator and US presidential candidate in the twentieth-century whose policies supported the women's…

Goldwater, Barry M. (Barry Morris), 1909-1998Sanger, Margaret, 1879-1966ContraceptionPlanned Parenthood Federation of AmericaWomen's rights

Betty Friedan (1921–2006)

By: Sepehr Abdi-Moradi | Published: Jun 15, 2017

Betty Friedan advocated for the advancement of women's rights in the twentieth century in the United States. In 1963, Friedan wrote The Feminine…

feminismWomen's rightsAbortionPro-choice movementContraception

The Development of Mifepristone for Use in Medication Abortions

By: Carolina J. Abboud | Published: Aug 07, 2017

In the 1980s, researchers at the pharmaceutical company Roussel-Uclaf in Paris, France, helped develop a biological compound called mifepristone.…

Induced AbortionAbortionAbortifacientsReproductive RightsMifepristone

Bowen v. Kendrick (1988)

By: Rohini Nott | Published: Feb 26, 2021

On 29 June 1988, in Bowen v. Kendrick, the US Supreme Court ruled in a five-to-four decision that the 1981 Adolescent Family Life Act, or AFLA, was…

LawFreedom of religionChurch and stateCourts of last resortSex Education

Where Are My Children? (1916)

By: Grace Kim | Published: May 26, 2017

Where Are My Children? is an anti-abortion silent film released in the United States on 16 April 1916. The film was directed by Lois Weber and…

LiteratureAbortionBirth ControlContraceptionReproductive Rights

Pope Innocent XI (1611-1689)

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

Pope Innocent XI, born Benedetto Odescalchi, made considerable contributions to the Roman Catholic approach to embryology by condemning several…


Commonwealth v. Luceba Parker [Brief] (1845)

By: Brock Heathcotte | Published: Sep 12, 2010

The Court settled the question left open from the case of Commonwealth v. Bangs that it must be proved a woman was "quick with child" in order for…


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