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Karl Ernst von Baer's Laws of Embryology

By: M. Elizabeth Barnes | Published: Apr 15, 2014

In 1828, while working at the University of Konigsberg in Konigsberg, Germany Karl Ernst von Baer proposed four laws of animal development, which…

Baer, Karl Ernst von, 1792-1876EmbryologyAnatomy, Comparative

South Korea's Bioethics and Biosafety Act (2005)

By: Anne Safiya Clay | Published: Mar 15, 2013

The South Korean government passed the Bioethics and Biosafety Act, known henceforth as the Bioethics Act, in 2003 and it took effect in 2005. South…

LawbioethicsInformed consent (Medical law)Embryonic Stem CellsEmbryonic stem cells--Research--Law and legislation

Stuart v. Camnitz (2014)

By: Richa Venkatraman | Published: May 24, 2021

In Stuart v. Camnitz, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit affirmed the decision of a North Carolina District Court that…

LawAbortion--Law and legislation--United StatesAbortion--Law and legislationFetus--Ultrasonic imagingFreedom of Speech

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

Simone Mary Campbell (1945–)

By: Claire Cleveland | Published: Jun 25, 2018

Simone Campbell is a Roman Catholic sister, attorney, and poet who advocated for social justice, especially equal access to healthcare in the US in…

ObamacareNunsPatient Protection and Affordable Care ActCampbell, SimoneAffordable Care Act

Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt (2016)

By: Carolina J. Abboud | Published: Dec 12, 2017

In the 2016 case Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt, the US Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional the Texas requirements that abortion providers have…

LawBirth control clinicsAbortionFamily planning servicesAbortion--Law and legislation--United States

Oregon State Board of Eugenics

By: Cera R. Lawrence | Published: Apr 22, 2013

In 1917 the Oregon State Legislature, in Salem, Oregon, passed a bill titled, 'To Prevent Procreation of Certain Classes in Oregon.' Passage of the…

OrganizationEugenicsOregonInvoluntary SterilizationSterilization (Birth control)

Bonbrest v. Kotz [Brief] (1946)

By: Brock Heathcotte | Published: May 09, 2008

This influential opinion was copied throughout the United States allowing civil actions and wrongful death claims on behalf of children who suffered…


The Hyde Amendment of 1976

By: Reem Gerais | Published: Jun 28, 2017

In 1976, the US Congress passed the Hyde Amendment, which banned the use of federal funding to pay for abortions through Medicaid. In 1976, Illinois…

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

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