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Gonzales v. Carhart: Opinion of the Nebraska District Court

Nebraska  Like giving birth to a child, when a woman ends her pregnancy during or after the second trimester, she confronts a serious problem. Her cervix will frequently be too small to allow the skull [...]

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Institute for the Study of Regulation Critique of the Department of Health and Human Service’s Cost-Benefit Analysis of proposed “conscientious refusal” regulation

Institute for the Study of Regulation Critique of the Department of Health and Human Service's Cost-Benefit Analysis of proposed "conscientious refusal" regulation

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Comments of the Center for Reproductive Rights et al., Opposing Proposed HHS “Conscientious Refusal” Regulation

Comments of the Center for Reproductive Rights et al., Opposing Proposed HHS "Conscientious Refusal" Regulation

Maternal Health, Access to Quality Care,United States,Engaging Policymakers, In Washington D.C.,Documents

10 Reasons Why Criminalization of HIV Exposure or Transmission Harms Women

HIV-positive women increasingly face legal sanctions as a growing number of countries introduce legislation that would criminalize HIV transmission and exposure. This report outlines the ways in which these laws — rather than providing justice [...]

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Karlin v. Foust: Wisconsin Waiting Period Decision

United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.Elizabeth KARLIN, M.D., Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin, Inc., Gary T. Prohaska, M.D., Dennis D. Christensen, M.D., and Summit Women's Health Organization, on behalf of themselves and their patients seeking [...]

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Clinic for Women v. Brizzi: Indiana Waiting Period Decision

In the Indiana Supreme CourtNovember 23, 2005

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Alabama Waiting Period Decision

United States District Court, M.D. Alabama, Northern Division. SUMMIT MEDICAL CENTER OF ALABAMA, INC., New Women's Health Care, Beacon Women's Center, on behalf of themselves and their patients seeking abortions, Plaintiffs,v.Bob RILEY, in his official [...]

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Tummino v. von Eschenbach: GAO Report on FDA Refusal to Allow Plan B to go OTC

GAO Report to Congressional Requesters November 2005 FDA Decision Process to Deny Initial Application for Over-the-Counter Marketing of Emergency Contraceptive Drug Plan B Was Unusual  

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Hope Medical Group for Women v. Lorraine LeBlanc: Strict Liability Statute

LSA-R.S. 9:2800.12 © 2007 Thomson/West. No Claim to Orig. US Gov. Works. West's Louisiana Statutes Annotated Currentness Louisiana Revised Statutes Title 9. Civil Code Ancillaries (Refs &, Annos) Code Book III--of the Different Modes of [...]

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Medical and Health Organizations Oppose Bans on Safe Abortion Procedures

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, which represents 90 percent of all board certified ob-gyns, opposes the federal abortion ban as "inappropriate, ill advised and dangerous." The American Medical Women's Association (AMWA) opposes the [...]

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Efforts to Pass a Federal Abortion Ban – Timeline

1995-1996 - The U.S. Congress passes the first nationwide ban on abortion, which is vetoed by President Clinton. Although abortion foes are able to override the President's veto in the House, Senators sustain the President's [...]

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The Federal Abortion Ban: Supreme Court Hearing for Gonzales v. Carhart, FAQ

1. What is this law about? In late 2003, Congress passed and President Bush signed into law the "Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003," the first federal ban on abortions. The act would prohibit a [...]

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Statement of Policies and Principles on Discrimination Against Women and Sex-Selective Abortion Bans

Gender-based discrimination is a deeply rooted societal problem. Where it exists, it should be condemned and addressed by both governments and private actors. The Center for Reproductive Rights has worked for years to advance women's [...]

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