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The Global Pattern of U.S. Initiatives Curtailing Women’s Reproductive Rights: A Perspective on the Increasingly Anti-Choice Mosaic

University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law volume 6, number 4 INTRODUCTION The impact of the Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade1 has been immeasurable, both in the United States and around the world. [...]

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Bush Administration Pushes Through Last-Minute HHS Rule

Center for Reproductive Rights Calls on Obama to Rescind Policy NEW YORK - Just over a month before President George W. Bush's departure from office, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today issued [...]

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Ferguson v. City of Charleston: United States Supreme Court Decision

South Carolina In the fall of 1988, staff members at the Charleston public hospital operated by the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) became concerned about an apparent increase in the use of cocaine by [...]

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Planned Parenthood of Alaska v. State: Alaska’s Supreme Court Ruling

Alaska I. Introduction From time to time, we are called upon to decide constitutional cases that touch upon the most contentious, moral, ethical, and political issues of our day. In deciding such cases, we are [...]

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Stenberg v. Carhart: 8th Circuit Court of Appeals Decision

Nebraska The State of Nebraska appeals a District Court 3 decision holding a Nebraska statute banning "partial-birth abortion" unconstitutional. The District Court permanently enjoined enforcement of the statute and awarded attorney's fees and costs to [...]

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Stenberg v. Carhart: U.S. Supreme Court Decision

DON STENBERG, ATTORNEY GENERAL OF NEBRASKA, et al., PETITIONERS v. LEROY CARHARTNo. 99-830United States Supreme Court.Argued April 25, 2000Decided June 28, 2000

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Richmond Medical Center for Women v. Herring: Second Fourth Circuit Panel Decision

This case involves a facial challenge under the Fourteenth Amendment to a Virginia statute that attempts to criminalize "partial birth abortion," which the statute terms "partial birth infanticide." In a summary judgment order the district [...]

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Tysiac v. Poland: Decision of the Court

PROCEDURE1. The case originated in an application (no. 5410/03) against the Republic of Poland lodged with the Court under Article 34 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (“the Convention”) [...]

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Richmond Medical Center for Women v. Herring: First Fourth Circuit Panel Decision

We reconsider the constitutionality of a Virginia statute that outlaws what is termed “partial birth infanticide.” Va.Code Ann. § 18.2-71.1 (the Virginia Act or the Act). Reconsideration is required in light of Gonzales v. Carhart [...]

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Richmond Medical Center for Women v. Herring: District Court Decision

Physicians and medical clinics challenged constitutionality of Virginia statute criminalizing “partial birth infanticide,” and sought injunctive relief.

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A.S. v. Hungary: CEDAW Ruling

Communication No. 4/2004Submitted by: Ms. A. S. (represented by the European Roma Rights Center and the Legal Defence Bureau for National and Ethnic Minorities)Alleged victim: The authorState party: HungaryDate of communication: 12 February 2004 (initial [...]

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D. v. Ireland: Decision of Court re: Inadmissibility

INADMISSIBILITY DECISIOND. v. IRELANDA Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights has declared inadmissible the application lodged in the case of D. v. Ireland (application no. 26499/02) on the ground that the applicant had [...]

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Tucson Women’s Clinic v. Eden: Ninth Circuit Opinion

Arizona Physicians providing abortions in their private medical practices sued state, claiming that statutory and regulatory scheme covering abortion clinics violated their Fourth and Fourteenth Amendment rights. The United States District Court for the District [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

Help us ensure that every government around the world guarantees them.

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