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U.S. Supreme Court Case Summaries: Griswold and Leading Abortion Cases

  1. Griswold v. Connecticut
  2. Roe v. Wade
  3. Bellotti v. Baird II
  4. Harris v. McRae

Myths and Realities: Debunking USAID’s Analysis of the Global Gag Rule

The global gag rule, or "Mexico City Policy," restricts foreign non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that receive U.S. family planning assistance from advocating for or providing abortion-related services, even with their own, non-U.S.

Voices from Nepal: Excerpts from Abortion in Nepal: Women Imprisoned

Nepal’s punitive approach to abortion has threatened women’s lives and health, reinforced entrenched gender discrimination, and interfered with women’s decision-making on a matter with immense personal implications.

World Abortion Laws 2008 Fact Sheet

Currently, over 60% of the world's people live in countries where induced abortion is permitted either for a wide range of reasons or without restriction as to reason. In contrast, about 26% of all people reside in countries where abortion is generally prohibited…

An International Human Right: Sexuality Education for Adolescents in Schools

An International Human Right: Sexuality Education for Adolescents in Schools…

What If Roe Fell? 2007

Download the factsheet summarizing the main points in the Center's comprehensive report, What if Roe fell? 2007.