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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.


Emergency Contraception for Rape Survivors

Emergency contraception ("EC") is a form of birth control that is taken after sexual intercourse…

Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers (TRAP): Avoiding the TRAP

"TRAP" laws (Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers) target the medical practices of doctors who provide abortions, and impose on them burdensome requirements which are different and more stringent than the legal requirements imposed on other

U.S. Supreme Court Case Summaries: Privacy Law 1891-Present

The 1973 Supreme Court decision in Roe v…

Roe v. Wade - Then and Now

On January 22, 1973, the United States Supreme Court struck down the State of Texas's criminal abortion laws, finding that the right to decide whether to have a child is a fundamental right guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution. The 7-2 decision in Roe v.