19 judgments found.

Case T-171/07

Country: Colombia
Year: 2007
Court: Constitutional Court
Citation: Corte Constitucional [C.C] [Constitutional Court], Sala Tercera de Revisión, Marzo 9, 2007, MP.: Jaime Córdoba Triviño, Sentencia T-171/07.
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Mental health, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to bodily integrity, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

The petitioner brought an tutela action (appeal for legal protection) against SALUDVIDA E.P.S., a health insurance company, for violation of her right to surgical abortion, seeking legal protection of her right to psychological and physical integrity and permission to have an abortion. The petitioner claimed that during the fifth month of her pregnancy, her fetus had …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Abortion technique, Access to health care, Access to treatment, Conscientious objection, Criminalization, Emergency care, Late-term abortion, Maternal health, Pregnancy, Termination of pregnancy, Therapeutic abortion
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Gonzales v. Carhart

Country: United States
Year: 2007
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: 550 U.S. 124 (2007)
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to privacy
Facts:

The Respondents, doctors who performed second-trimester abortions, brought suit challenging the constitutionality of the federal Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003 (the Act). The Act banned second trimester abortions using the “intact Dilation & Extraction” (intact D&E) method in which the doctor removed the fetus intact, or largely intact, rather than breaking the fetus …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Abortion technique, Access to treatment, Criminalization, Duty of care, Maternal health, Negligence, Partial birth abortion, Pregnancy, 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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Northwestern v. Ashcroft

Country: United States
Year: 2004
Court: 7th Circuit Court of Appeal
Citation: 362 F.3d 923 (2004)
Health Topics: Health information, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to privacy
Facts:

The Respondent, the Attorney General of the United States, appealed a district court order quashing a subpoena that commanded Northwestern Memorial Hospital (NMH) to produce the medical records of certain patients. The records were to be used in an upcoming suit challenging the constitutionality of the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003. The records contained …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Abortion technique, Confidentiality, Criminalization, Disclosure, Electronic health records, Health data, Health information, Medical records, Non-disclosure, Partial birth abortion, Termination of pregnancy
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Stenberg v. Carhart

Country: United States
Year: 2000
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: 530 U.S. 924 (2000)
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Medical malpractice, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to privacy
Facts:

Carhart, a physician who performed abortions, brought suit challenging the constitutional validity of a Nebraska statute which prohibited non-lifesaving “partial birth abortions.” The statute defined this procedure as “deliberately and intentionally delivering into the vagina a living unborn child, or a substantial portion thereof, for the purpose of performing a procedure that the person performing …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Abortion technique, Access to treatment, Criminalization, Duty of care, Family planning, Maternal health, Maternal mortality, Negligence, Partial birth abortion, Pregnancy, Termination of pregnancy, 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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Thornburgh v. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Country: United States
Year: 1986
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: 476 U.S. 747 (1986)
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health care and health services, Informed consent, Medical malpractice, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to privacy
Facts:

Respondents, including Pennsylvania physicians, abortion counselors and providers, brought this challenge to provisions of Pennsylvania’s Abortion Control Act 1982 (the Act). The Act imposed the following conditions on the provision of abortion services in Pennsylvania: 1.     The informed consent provision (§ 3205) required women to be informed of: The name of the physician performing the …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Abortion technique, Access to treatment, Children, Criminalization, Duty of care, Family planning, Infant health, Informed choice, Maternal health, Maternal mortality, Minor, Negligence, Pregnancy, Termination of pregnancy
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Colautti v. Franklin

Country: United States
Year: 1979
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: 439 U.S. 379 (1979)
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Informed consent, Medical malpractice, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to privacy
Facts:

The Respondents, a licensed obstetrician and several non-profit organizations, brought suit claiming that § 5(a) of the Pennsylvania Abortion Control Act of 1974 (the Act) was unconstitutionally vague. Section 5(a) of the Act required every person who performed or induced an abortion to have made a determination, based on “experience, judgment or professional competence,” that …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Abortion technique, Access to treatment, Criminalization, Duty of care, Family planning, Informed choice, Maternal health, Maternal mortality, Negligence, Partial birth abortion, Pregnancy, Termination of pregnancy
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The State v. Ohene-Kesson and Mensah

Country: Ghana
Year: 1961
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: [1961] SCGLR 708-716
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial
Facts:

In June 1960, Wilhelmina Richter was admitted to Korle Bu Hospital. She was suffering from general peritonitis and told the doctors that an operation had been performed on her to procure an abortion. Ms. Richter had become pregnant in February of 1960 and, according to her testimony, approached Mr. Kesson, then a senior master for …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Abortion technique, Access to health care, Criminalization, Emergency care, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Late-term abortion, Maternal health, Termination of pregnancy, Unsafe abortion
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