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Nelson v. Planned Parenthood Center of Tucson (1973)

By: Claudia Nunez-Eddy | Published: Nov 13, 2016

The 1973 case Nelson v. Planned Parenthood Center of Tucson established the legality of abortion in Arizona. The Arizona Court of Appeals ruled that…

LawPlanned Parenthood Federation of AmericaBirth control clinicsAbortionAbortion--Law and legislation

Summerfield v. Superior Court [Brief] (1985)

By: Brock Heathcotte | Published: May 09, 2008

Arizona joined the majority of states that recognized wrongful death claims on behalf of a viable fetus, regardless of whether the child was born…


Harry Clay Sharp (1870-1940)

By: Cole Nichols | Published: Jun 08, 2022

Harry Clay Sharp was a surgeon who performed one of the first recorded vasectomies with the purpose of sterilizing a patient. Sterilization is the…

VasectomyEugenicsSterilizationFamily PlanningMale Sterilization

"Limitations in Abortion Legislation: A Comparative Study" (2007), by Orli Lotan

By: Inbar Maayan | Published: Nov 20, 2010

Written by Orli Lotan on behalf of the Knesset (Israeli Parliament) Center for Research and Information, "Limitations in Abortion Legislation: A…


Doolan v. IVF America [Brief] (2000)

By: Brock Heathcotte | Published: May 09, 2008

The implication of the court's decision was that Thomas Doolan's identity or personhood existed at the embryo stage in vitro, thus the fact that he…

LawFertilization in VitroReproductionFetusFertilization

Whitner v. South Carolina (1997)

By: Chanapa Tantibanchachai | Published: Nov 30, 2014

In the case Whitner v. South Carolina in 1997, the South Carolina State Supreme Court defined the concept of a child to include viable fetuses. This…

LawEmbryosReproductive RightsPregnancyAbortion


By: Christina Raup | Published: Jun 10, 2010

Abortion is the removal of the embryo or fetus from the womb, before birth can occur-either naturally or by induced labor. Prenatal development…

AbortionethicsReproductionReproductive RightsFetus

Kass v. Kass [Brief] (1998)

By: Brock Heathcotte | Published: Apr 29, 2008

In a case of first impression in the state of New York, the highest state court decided that a priori written agreement between progenitors of frozen…

LawFertilization in VitroReproductionFertilizationbioethics

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

"Declaration on Procured Abortion" (1974), by the Vatican

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

As various societies around the world began legalizing abortive procedures or liberalizing government stances on abortion, the Roman Catholic Church'…


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