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Father Frank Pavone (1959- )

By: Katherine Brind'Amour | Published: Feb 29, 2008

Father Frank Pavone, a key proponent of the Roman Catholic Church's pro-life movement, has devoted his life's work to ending abortion, euthanasia,…

PeoplereligionReproductionBiographyCatholicism

Adolescent Family Life Act (1981)

By: Rohini Nott | Published: Oct 21, 2020

The 1981 Adolescent Family Life Act, or AFLA, is a US federal law that provides federal funding to public and nonprofit private organizations to…

Sexual AbstinenceSexual abstinence--Religious aspects--Catholic ChurchSexual abstinence--Religious aspectsSexual abstinence--Religious aspects--ChristianityChurch schools--Law and legislation--United States

Edwin Carlyle (Carl) Wood (1929–2011)

By: Whitney Alexandra Tuoti | Published: Apr 01, 2021

Edwin Carlyle Wood, also known as Carl Wood, was a physician who helped develop in vitro fertilization, or IVF, treatments. From 1964 to 1992, Wood…

EmbryologyEmbryogenesisZygotesEmbryo TransferHuman embryo

Casti Connubii (1930), by Pope Pius XI

By: Katherine Brind'Amour | Published: Jan 20, 2009

"Casti Connubii," a papal encyclical given by Pope Pius XI on 31 December 1930, served primarily as a reaffirmation and expansion of the issues…

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Sexology (1904) by William Henry Walling

By: Rainey Horwitz | Published: Jul 12, 2021

In 1904, physician William Henry Walling published Sexology, a family medicine reference book. In his book, Walling proposed that his guidance would…

LiteratureMasturbationCoitus interruptusSexSexology

Pope John Paul II (1920-2005)

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

Pope John Paul II's views on abortion and embryology have been very influential to the Roman Catholic Church. He strictly forbade abortion and other…

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Uniform Anatomical Gift Act (1968)

By: Britta Martinez | Published: Aug 05, 2013

The Uniform Anatomical Gift Act (UAGA or the Act) was passed in the US in 1968 and has since been revised in 1987 and in 2006. The Act sets a…

LawUniform state lawsAbortionbioethicsFetus

The Woman Rebel (1914)

By: Rainey Horwitz | Published: May 16, 2018

In the early twentieth century, birth control advocate Margaret Sanger published eight issues of a feminist magazine called The Woman Rebel.…

Sanger, Margaret, 1879-1966Margaret Sanger Papers ProjectFeminism and scienceFeminism and mass mediaFeminism and education--United States

“A New Vision for Advancing Our Movement for Reproductive Health, Reproductive Rights, and Reproductive Justice” (2005), by Asian Communities for Reproductive Justice (ACRJ)

By: Richa Venkatraman | Published: Nov 17, 2020

In 2005, the organization Asian Communities for Reproductive Justice, or ACRJ, published “A New Vision for Advancing Our Movement for Reproductive…

LiteratureReproductive RightsReproductive Health ServicesReproductive HealthCommunication in reproductive health

Pope Pius IX (1792-1878)

By: Angel Lopez | Published: Jul 01, 2010

Pope Pius IX, born Giovanni Maria Mastai-Ferretti, marked his contribution to the abortion debate by removing the distinction between an "animated"…

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