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Abortion and Reproduction Law

Also see Police Power

Abortion law directly affects public health programs that provide family planning services and in directly as a limitation on the state's police powers.

Supreme Court overrules Bowers, decriminalizes private homosexual conduct - Lawrence v. Texas, 539 U.S. 558, 123 S.Ct. 2472 (2003) - good discussion of the contrast with Roe.

Physician Patient Relationship with a Pregnant Woman Extends to her Fetus - Nold v. Binyon, No. 94,292 (Kan. 09-21-2001)

Regulation Abolishing the Gag Rule

Standards for a Facial Challange to a Federal Regulation - The Gag Rule - Rust v. Sullivan, 500 U.S. 173 (1991)

Brief - Anti-abortion WWW Site is Protected Speech - Planned Parenthood of Columbia-Willamette, Inc. v. American Coalition of Life Activists, --- F.3d ----, 2001 WL 293260 (9th Cir. 2001)

No Ex Parte Young exception for physicians challenging abortion tort law - Okpalobi v. Foster, No. 98-30228 (5th Cir. 03-12-2001)

Court allows destruction of frozen embryos - J.B. v. M.B., 331 N.J.Super. 223, 751 A.2d 613 (N.J.Super.A.D. Jun 01, 2000)

The Supreme Court rules on Partial Birth Abortion - Stenberg v. Carhart, 120 S.Ct. 2597, 68 USLW 4702 (2000)

Health and Safety Regulations Upheld for Abortion Clinics - Greenville Women's Clinic v. Bryant, 222 F.3d 157 (4th Cir.(S.C.) 2000), including allowing the review of patient medical records by state inspectors.

Health and Safety Regulations Upheld for Abortion Clinics - Greenville Women's Clinic v. Bryant, No. 99-1319, 2000 WL 1152224 (4th Cir.(S.C.) Aug 15, 2000)

Supreme Court Rules on Parential Notification in Abortion Cases - Lambert v. Wicklund, 520 U.S. 292 (1997)

Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey, 505 U.S. 833 (1992)

Supreme Court Rules on Parential Notification in Abortion Cases - Hodgson v. Minnesota, 497 U.S. 417, 458-459 (1990)

Webster v. Reproductive Health Services, 492 U. S. 490 (1989)

Thornburgh v. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, 476 U.S. 747 (1986)

Akron v. Akron Center for Reproductive Health, Inc., 462 U. S. 416, 467 (1983)

Maher v. Roe, 432 U.S. 464, 474 (1977)

Carey v. Population Services International, 431 U.S. 678, 97 S. Ct. 2010 (1977)

Planned Parenthood of Central Missouri v. Danforth, 428 U.S. 52 (1976)

Doe v. Bolton, 410 U.S. 179, 188 (1973)

Roe v. Wade, 410 U. S. 113 (1973)

Griswold v. Connecticut, 381 U.S. 479, 481 (1965).

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