SCOTUS abortion ruling is a major milestone

Jun 28, 2016 By: Jeremy Byellin

Yesterday, the Supreme Court issued its decision in Whole Women’s Health v. Hellerstedt, one of the most significant on the issue of abortion in recent history.

From Womb to Tomb: Fetal Homicide & The Protection of Unborn Children

May 6, 2015 By: Stanley Rule

A pregnant woman in Colorado was lured to the home of a stranger after viewing a Craigslist ad for baby clothing.  The

Today in 1991: The Supreme Court upholds regulations prohibiting federal fund recipients from advocating abortions

May 23, 2014 By: Jeremy Byellin

Rust v. Sullivan, decided 23 years ago, upheld regulations prohibiting organizations receiving special federal funds from engaging in abortion counseling

Today in 1993: Ruth Bader Ginsburg is confirmed by the U.S. Senate

Aug 3, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

On August 3, 1993, Ruth Bader Ginsburg was confirmed by the Senate with a vote of 96 to 3. Despite her low opposition, she has been one of the most liberal Justices on the Supreme Court.

Today in 1990: Justice William Brennan retires from the Supreme Court

Jul 20, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

On July 20, 1990, Justice William Brennan ended his nearly 34 year career as a Supreme Court Justice, a tenure marked by his steadfast support of individual rights.

Lawsuit: Woman fired for refusing to undergo an abortion

Jul 18, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

In a lawsuit, a Virginia woman is claiming that she was fired from her job as a waitress because she refused to abort her pregnancy. The alleged father is the restaurant owner’s son.

Is Virginia’s new pre-abortion ultrasound requirement constitutional?

Mar 9, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

Earlier this week, Virginia added a new legal requirement that women seeking abortions must undergo an ultrasound examination first. Is this constitutional?

Hot Docs: Federal court upholds buffer zones around women’s clinics

Mar 8, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

A federal district court recently ruled constitutional a Massachusetts law that created a 35 foot buffer zone around all women’s reproductive health clinics.

Today in 1989: Pennsylvania’s Abortion Control Act becomes law

Nov 18, 2011 By: Jeremy Byellin

22 years ago today, Pennsylvania enacted the Abortion Control Act, the subject of the Supreme Court’s 1992 decision Planned Parenthood v. Casey.

Trends in Family Law: “Personhood” for fertilized embryos

Nov 9, 2011 By: Jeremy Byellin

Mississippi Initiative Measure 26 is a ballot measure that redefines legal personhood to included fertilized embryos, and it has some significant unintended consequences.

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