The US House of Representatives passed a bill on Thursday that would ban abortions supported by federal funding. The bill explicitly denies any health plans or facilities that are federally funded from expending tax-payer funds from being used for abortion services. Voting on the bill was timed to ...[read more]
The Mississippi Legislature on Tuesday passed a bill that bans abortions from being performed beyond 20 weeks after a woman's last menstrual period, or 18 weeks of pregnancy. The bill, which grants an exception for cases where pregnancy would endanger the life of the mother but not for victims of ...[read more]
Legal challenges to the contraception mandate of the PPACA focus on two primary questions- what burdens do these programs create and who must bear them?
There are two competing fundamental interests that the PPACA allegedly implicates: reproductive rights and religious freedom. There are ...[read more]
The continuing legal controversy over reproductive rights has embroiled the US legal system for decades. Since the US Supreme Court's landmark decision in Roe v. Wade, regulating abortion services has been a major target of legislation in Congress and in every state legislature. Despite numerous ...[read more]
Griswold v. Connecticut
The foundations of Roe v. Wade, which ruled that laws criminalizing abortion were unconstitutional, can be found in the Supreme Court's earlier decision of Griswold v. Connecticut. The Court's inquiry dealt directly with Section I of the Fourteenth Amendment, which ...[read more]
The continuing legal conflict over reproductive rights has embroiled the US legal system for decades. Since the US Supreme Court's landmark decision in Roe v. Wade, the regulation of abortion services has been a major target of legislation in the US Congress and in the legislatures of every US ...[read more]
JURIST Guest Columnist Ed Goldman of the University of Michigan says that fetal personhood laws, which would declare a fetus to be a person from the time of conception, would have a wide range of consequences for women's medical care, stem cell research, and the availability of contraception...In ...[read more]
On April 23, 2007, the North Dakota Legislative Assembly passed legislation prohibiting abortion in the state if the US Supreme Court ever overturns Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision striking down state bans on abortion. The measure passed the state House 68-24 and the Senate 29-16. The bill would ...[read more]
On January 22, 1973, the US Supreme Court handed down its split decision in Roe v. Wade, liberalizing abortion. Listen to the oral arguments from the Oyez Supreme Court multimedia project at Northwestern University and read the Justices' Opinions.
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Reversing the US Supreme Court's abortion decision in Roe v. Wade would not prevent wealthy women from getting abortions, but would have a devastating effect on underprivileged females, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said in a Sunday speech at an Atlanta synagogue. Ginsburg said that up... ...[read more]