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19 judgments found.

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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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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Advocate Prakash Mani Sharma v. Government of Nepal and Others

Country: Nepal
Year: 1999
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: Writ No.064 WO 0230
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Diet and nutrition, Health care and health services, Health information, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Poverty, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to bodily integrity, Right to health, Right to life, Right to privacy
Facts:

Under Article 20(2) of the Interim Constitution 2063 in Nepal, every woman in Nepal had the fundamental right to reproductive health. However, there were no effective health services addressing the issue of uterine prolapse, a serious ailment affecting nearly 600,000 women in Nepal. The Petitioners, among others, Pro-Public, an organization working in the area of …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Access to health care, Access to treatment, Awareness, Budget, Child development, Child mortality, Childbirth, Children, Diet, Family planning, Food, Health care workers, Health education, Health expenditures, Health funding, Health promotion, Health spending, Infant health, Infant mortality, Malnutrition, Maternal health, Maternal mortality, Miscarriage, Pediatric health, Poor, Pregnancy, Primary care, Termination of pregnancy, Underprivileged, 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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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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Simopoulos v. Virginia

Country: United States
Year: 1981
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: 462 U.S. 506 (1983)
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 privacy
Facts:

The Appellant, an obstetrician gynaecologist, brought suit challenging the constitutionality of a Virginia statute, which required second-trimester abortions to be performed in a licensed hospital. The Appellant instituted these proceedings after he was indicted for unlawfully performing an abortion during the second trimester of a pregnancy outside of a licensed hospital. The Appellant performed an …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Access to treatment, Child development, Children, Clinics, Criminalization, Family planning, Health facilities, Informed choice, Maternal health, Maternal mortality, Minor, Patient choice, Pregnancy, Termination of pregnancy, Unsafe abortion
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Harris v. McRae

Country: United States
Year: 1980
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: 448 U.S. 297 (1980)
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Poverty, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to privacy, Right to social security
Facts:

The Respondent, McRae, a Medicaid recipient seeking an abortion, brought a class action suit challenging the constitutional validity of the ‘Hyde Amendment’, which prohibited federal reimbursement under the Medicaid system for some abortions which were medically necessary. As established by an amendment to Title XIX of the Social Security Act in 1965, the Medicaid system …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Access to treatment, Family planning, Health expenditures, Health funding, Health spending, Indigent, Low income, Maternal health, Maternal mortality, Poor, Pregnancy, Subsidies, Termination of pregnancy, Unsafe abortion
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Roe v. Wade

Country: United States
Year: 1973
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: 410 U.S. 113 (1973)
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:

Petitioners brought this challenge to provisions of the Texas Penal Code, which prohibited anyone from procuring or attempting an abortion, except on “medical advice for the purpose of saving the life of the mother.” Petitioner Jane Roe was an unmarried, pregnant woman who sought to terminate her pregnancy by an abortion “performed by a competent, …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Access to treatment, Criminalization, Family planning, Maternal health, Maternal mortality, Pregnancy, Termination of pregnancy, Unsafe abortion
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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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