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Planned Parenthood v. Danforth (1976)

By: Carolina J. Abboud | Published: Nov 15, 2017

On 1 July 1976, the US Supreme Court decided in the case Planned Parenthood v. Danforth that provisions of a Missouri law regulating abortion care…

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

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

The Comstock Law (1873)

By: Sheraden Seward | Published: Jan 13, 2009

The Comstock Law was a controversial law because it limited the reproductive rights of women and violated every person's right to privacy. This…

LawReproductionReproductive RightsAbortionContraception

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

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

Woman’s Right to Know Act in North Carolina (2011)

By: Richa Venkatraman | Published: Jul 29, 2021

The North Carolina state legislature passed The Woman’s Right to Know Act in 2011, which places several restrictions on abortion care in the state.…

LawInformed consent (Medical law)Informed consent (Medical law)--United StatesPro-life movementAbortion--Law and legislation--United States

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

Skinner v. Oklahoma (1942)

By: Rachel Gur-Arie | Published: Aug 27, 2016

In 1942, the United States Supreme Court Case of Skinner v. Oklahoma ruled that states could not legally sterilize those inmates of prisons deemed…

LawCompulsory SterilizationSupreme Court DecisionsEugenicsInvoluntary Sterilization

Sterilization Act of 1924

By: Nathalie Antonios | Published: Apr 14, 2011

The passage of the Virginia Sterilization Act of 1924 demonstrates how science has been used to drive policy throughout history. In the case of the…

LawEugenicsReproductionpublic health

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