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Harry Hamilton Laughlin (1880-1943)

By: Rachel Gur-Arie | Published: Dec 19, 2014

Harry Hamilton Laughlin helped lead the eugenics movement in the United States during the early twentieth century. The US eugenics movement of the…

Laughlin, Harry Hamilton, 1880-1943American Eugenics SocietyEugenicsDavenport, Charles Benedict, 1866-1944Eugenics--United States--History

Johann Friedrich Meckel, the Younger (1781-1833)

By: Lindsey O'Connell | Published: Oct 11, 2013

Johann Friedrich Meckel studied abnormal animal and human anatomy in nineteenth century Germany in an attempt to explain embryological development.…

PeopleAnatomy, ComparativeEmbryologyBirth Defectsfetal development

The Informed Consent Project

By: Richa Venkatraman | Published: Jun 01, 2021

In 2013, Cynthia Daniels and a team of researchers at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, founded the Informed Consent Project. Daniels…

OrganizationAbortionAbortion, InducedInduced AbortionInformed Consent

A.Z. v. B.Z. [Brief] (2000)

By: Brock Heathcotte | Published: May 09, 2008

The Massachusetts Supreme Court in a case of first impression decided that a prior written agreement between a husband and wife regarding the…

LawFertilizationReproductionReproductive Rights

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

“Relationship between Ultrasound Viewing and Proceeding to Abortion” (2014), by Mary Gatter, Katrina Kimport, Diana Greene Foster, Tracy A. Weitz, and Ushma D. Upadhyay

By: Richa Venkatraman | Published: Aug 04, 2021

In January 2014, Mary Gatter and colleagues published “Relationship between Ultrasound Viewing and Proceeding to Abortion” in Obstetrics and…

LiteratureAbortionInformed consent (Medical law)Abortion, LegalAbortion--Law and legislation--United States

The Baby Doe Rules (1984)

By: Jack Resnik | Published: May 12, 2011

The Baby Doe Rules represent the first attempt by the US government to directly intervene in treatment options for neonates born with congenital…

LawCongenital, Hereditary, and Neonatal Diseases and AbnormalitiesReproductionCongenital Disorders

“Improving Women’s Health”: Section 3509 of the Affordable Care Act of 2010

By: Reem Gerais | Published: Mar 25, 2018

In 2010, US Congress enacted section 3509 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act or ACA, to target issues relating to women’s health. The…

LawUnited States. Patient Protection and Affordable Care ActObamacareClinical TrialsWomen's health services

Harris v. McRae (1980)

By: Reem Gerais | Published: Jun 28, 2017

On 30 June 1980, in a five to four decision, the US Supreme Court ruled in the Case Harris v. McRae that the Hyde Amendment of 1976 did not violate…

LawContraceptionUnited States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on Departments of Labor and Health, Education, and Welfare, and Related Agencies AppropriationsMedicaidAbortion--Law and legislation--United States

Jeter v. Mayo Clinic Arizona [Brief] (2005)

By: Brock Heathcotte | Published: May 09, 2008

In Arizona, statutes that protect persons, such as the wrongful death statute, will not be interpreted by the courts to grant personhood status to…

LawFertilization in VitroReproductionFertilizationbioethics

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