32 judgments found.

R (on the application of Axon) v. Secretary of State for Health and Anr.

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2006
Court: High Court of Justice in Northern Ireland, Queen's Bench Division
Citation: [2006] EWHC 37 (Admin)
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health care and health services, Health information, Infectious diseases, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom of expression, Right of access to information, Right to family life, Right to privacy
Facts:

The Applicant, Sue Axon, alleged that the Family Planning Association violated the rights of parents under article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) (right to respect for private and family life). The Association provided confidential advice and treatment regarding contraception, sexually transmitted infections and abortion to persons under the age of sixteen …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Abortion counseling, Access to health care, Access to treatment, Birth control, Childbirth, Children, Confidentiality, Contraception, Contraceptives, Disclosure, Family planning, Maternal health, Maternal mortality, Minor, Non-disclosure, Notification, Parental consent, Parental notification, Pregnancy, Sexually transmitted diseases, Sexually transmitted infections, STDs, STIs, Termination of pregnancy
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Jackson Women’s Health Organisation v. Brian W. Amy (State Health Officer, Mississippi)

Country: United States
Year: 2005
Court: United States District Court Southern District Of Mississippi Jackson Division
Citation: No CivA 3:04CV495LN, 2005 WL 1412125 (SDMiss 2005)
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Hospitals, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to bodily integrity, Right to health
Facts:

The plaintiff- Jackson Women’s Health Organisation filed a motion challenging a provision in the Mississippi Code stating, “abortion procedures after the first-trimester shall be performed only at an ambulatory surgical facility or hospitals licensed to perform that service, and for related purposes. The plaintiff alleged that this provision had effectively banned it from performing abortions …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Abortion counseling, Abortion technique, Access to health care, Clinics, Counseling, Health care technology, Health facilities, Late-term abortion, Maternal health, Private hospitals, Public hospitals
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K.L. v. Peru

Country: Peru
Year: 2005
Court: Human Rights Committee
Citation: CCPR/C/85/D/1153/2003, Communication No. 1153/2003
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health care and health services, Hospitals, Mental health, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to life, Right to privacy
Facts:

K.L was a 17 year old pregnant woman who was denied an abortion despite complications in her pregnancy. The foetus was anencephalic. Peruvian abortion laws allowed abortions in case there was a danger to the life or health of the mother. Anencephalic condition posed a life-threatening risk to K.L. The baby died after four days …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Abortion counseling, Access to health care, Access to treatment, Childbirth, Children, Clinics, Counseling, Depression, Health facilities, Infant health, Infant mortality, Maternal health, Maternal mortality, Minor, Pediatric health, Pregnancy, Primary care, Private hospitals, Public hospitals, Termination of pregnancy, Therapeutic abortion, Trauma
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Case 2001-446 DC

Country: France
Year: 2001
Court: Conseil constitutionnel [Constitutional Council]
Citation: C. C., n°2001-446 DC, 27 June 2001
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health care and health services, Health information, Hospitals, Informed consent, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right of access to information, Right to bodily integrity, Right to health, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life
Facts:

Before the promulgation of the Voluntary Interruption of Pregnancy Act, 78 senators made a referral to the French constitutional court challenging the constitutionality of the new bill according to article 61 of the French Constitution. The Act had three components. It extended to 12 weeks the period of time a woman could have an abortion …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Abortion counseling, Access to health care, Children, Counseling, Criminalization, Forced abortion, Freedom of information, Health facilities, Infant mortality, Informed choice, Minor, Patient choice, Pregnancy, Therapeutic abortion, Unsafe abortion
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Case 48/1998 (XI. 23.)

Country: Hungary
Year: 1998
Court: Constitutional Court
Citation: Decision 48/1998 (XI. 23.) AB
Health Topics: Health information, Sexual and reproductive health, Violence
Human Rights: Right to a clean environment, Right to bodily integrity, Right to life, Right to privacy
Facts:

This case concerned the impact of Hungary’s constitutional guarantee of the right to life on its parliament’s ability to pass abortion laws. Petitioners submitted that Hungary’s Act LXXIX/1992 on the Protection of Foetal Life (“the Act”), regarding permissible abortion, was unconstitutional. The Act allowed a pregnant woman to have an abortion if she was “in …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Abortion counseling, Abortion technique, Birth control, Criminalization, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Maternal health, Maternal mortality, Notification, Pregnancy, Rape, Termination of pregnancy, Unsafe abortion
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CES and Anr. v. Superclinics and Ors.

Country: Australia
Year: 1995
Court: Supreme Court of New South Wales
Citation: (1995) 38 NSWLR 47; (1995) Aust Torts Reports 81-360
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Hospitals, Medical malpractice, Mental health, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity
Facts:

CES (‘the first appellant’) sought damages from Superclinics (‘respondent’) for the loss of an opportunity to terminate her pregnancy. The first appellant, a 21-year-old woman, visited a doctor at Superclinics after she missed her period. She stated that if she were found to be pregnant, she would like the pregnancy terminated. The doctor did not …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Abortion counseling, Childbirth, Compensation, Counseling, Criminalization, Damages, Depression, Diagnostics, Duty of care, Examination, Family planning, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Late-term abortion, Maternal health, Misdiagnosis, Negligence, Pregnancy, Remedies, Termination of pregnancy, Testing, Therapeutic abortion, Tort
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R. v. Morgentaler

Country: Canada
Year: 1993
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: [1993] 2 S.C.R. 463
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

Section 251(4) of the Criminal Code of Canada (the Code) permitted abortions to be performed only at accredited hospitals and then with approval from the performing hospital’s therapeutic abortion committee. Drs. Morgentaler, Smoling, and Scott had together established an abortion clinic in Toronto to perform abortions not approved by a therapeutic abortion committee.  Following public …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Abortion counseling, Access to treatment, Clinics, Criminalization, Health insurance, Health regulation, Maternal health, Pregnancy, Private hospitals, Public hospitals, Reimbursement, Subsidies, Termination of pregnancy, Therapeutic abortion
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Open Door and Dublin Well Women v. Ireland

Country: Ireland
Year: 1992
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 14234/88 and 14235/88; (1993) 15 EHRR 244; [1992] ECHR 68; (1992) 246 Eur. Ct. H.R. (ser A)
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health information, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom of expression, Right of access to information, Right to life, Right to privacy
Facts:

The Applicants were two Irish companies that provided counseling to pregnant women, Open Door Counselling Ltd. and Dublin Well Woman Centre Ltd.; two counselors who worked for Dublin Well Woman, Bonnie Maher and Ann Downes; and two women of childbearing age, Mrs. X and Mrs. Geraghty. The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children brought …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Abortion counseling, Access to health care, Access to treatment, Advertising, Awareness, Childbirth, Criminalization, Family planning, Freedom of information, Health promotion, Maternal health, Maternal mortality, Notification, Pregnancy, Termination of pregnancy, Therapeutic abortion, Unsafe abortion
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Webster v. Reproductive Health Services

Country: United States
Year: 1989
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: 492 U.S. 490 (1989)
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health care and health services, Hospitals, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to privacy
Facts:

Reproductive Health Services (RHS), a non-profit organization, brought this class action suit challenging the constitutionality of a Missouri law (the Act) regulating the performance of abortions. The Act did the following: Set forth, in the preamble, that the “life of each human being begins at conception,” and that “unborn children have protectable interests in life, …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Abortion counseling, Access to treatment, Children, Criminalization, Examination, Family planning, Infant health, Maternal health, Maternal mortality, Minor, Pregnancy, Private hospitals, Public hospitals, Termination of pregnancy
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R. v. Morgentaler

Country: Canada
Year: 1988
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: [1988] 1 S.C.R. 30
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to bodily integrity, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to life
Facts:

Section 251(4) of the Criminal Code of Canada (the Code) permitted abortions to be performed only at accredited hospitals and then with approval from the performing hospital’s therapeutic abortion committee. Drs. Morgentaler, Smoling, and Scott had together established an abortion clinic in Toronto to perform abortions not approved by a therapeutic abortion committee.  Following public …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Abortion counseling, Access to treatment, Clinics, Criminalization, Health insurance, Health regulation, Maternal health, Pregnancy, Private hospitals, Public hospitals, Reimbursement, Subsidies, Termination of pregnancy, Therapeutic abortion
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