Christian Lawyers Association v Minister of Health
Christian Lawyers Association v Minister of Health is a case in which the Transvaal Provincial Division of the High Court of South Africa ruled on the constitutionality of the Choice on Termination of...
Scheidler v. National Organization for Women (2006)
Scheidler v. National Organization for Women, 547 U.S. 9 (2006), was a lengthy and high-profile U.S. legal case interpreting and applying the federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act...
Attorney General v. X
Attorney General v X, [1992] IESC 1; [1992] 1 IR 1, (more commonly known as the "X Case") was a landmark Irish Supreme Court case which established the right of Irish women to an abortion if a pregnan...
German Constitutional Court abortion decision, 1975
BVerfGE 39,1 - Abortion I (German: BVerfGE 39,1 - Schwangerschaftsabbruch I) was a decision of the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany, addressing the issue of abortion in 1975, two years afte...
Rust v. Sullivan
Rust v. Sullivan, 500 U.S. 173 (1991), was a United States Supreme Court case decided in 1991.
The case concerned the legality and constitutionality of Department of Health and Human Services regu...
Webster v. Reproductive Health Services
Webster v. Reproductive Health Services, 492 U.S. 490 (1989), was a United States Supreme Court decision on July 3, 1989 upholding a Missouri law that imposed restrictions on the use of state funds, f...
Roe v. Wade
Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973), is a landmark decision by the United States Supreme Court on the issue of abortion. Decided simultaneously with a companion case, Doe v. Bolton, the Court ruled 7...
United States v. Vuitch
United States v. Vuitch, 402 U.S. 62 (1971) was a United States Supreme Court abortion rights case, which held that the District of Columbia's abortion law banning the practice except when necessary f...
Morgentaler v. The Queen
Morgentaler v R, [1976] 1 S.C.R. 616 is a famous decision of the Supreme Court of Canada where Henry Morgentaler unsuccessfully challenged the prohibition of abortion in Canada under the Criminal Code...
R (ProLife Alliance) v. BBC
R (ProLife Alliance) v. BBC was a House of Lords case concerning the extent to which matters of good taste and decency are sufficient to justify the censorship of a Public Election Broadcast. The Pro...
Re the Regulation of Information (Services outside the State for Termination of Pregnancies) Bill
Re the Regulation of Information (Services outside the State for Termination of Pregnancies) Bill was a 1995 Irish Supreme Court case, which established that positive law is superior to natural law in...
Tremblay v. Daigle
Tremblay v Daigle [1989] 2 S.C.R. 530, was a decision of the Supreme Court of Canada in which it was found that a fetus has no legal status in Canada as a person, either in Canadian common law or in Q...
Abortion trial of Emily Stowe
The abortion trial of Emily Stowe was a famous early Canadian judicial decision on abortion in Canada. The case involved Dr. Emily Stowe, one of Canada's first female doctors. Stowe was acquitted, w...
Planned Parenthood v. Casey
Planned Parenthood v. Casey, 505 U.S. 833 (1992) was a case decided by the Supreme Court of the United States in which the constitutionality of several Pennsylvania state regulations regarding abortio...
Borowski v. Canada (Attorney General)
Borowski v Canada (AG), [1989] 1 S.C.R. 342 is the leading Supreme Court of Canada decision on mootness of an appealed legal issue. The Court declined to decide whether the fetus had a right to life ...
Schenck v. Pro-Choice Network of Western New York
Schenck v. Pro-Choice Network of Western New York, 519 U.S. 357 (1997), was a case heard before the United States Supreme Court related to legal protection of access to abortion. It ruled in an 8-1 de...
R. v. Morgentaler
R v Morgentaler was a decision of the Supreme Court of Canada which held that the abortion provision in the Criminal Code of Canada was unconstitutional, as it violated a woman's right under section ...
A, B and C v Ireland
A, B and C v Ireland [2010] ECHR 2032 is a landmark case of the European Court of Human Rights on the right to privacy under article 8 ECHR. It found that Republic of Ireland had violated the Conventi...
Thornburgh v. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Thornburgh v. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, 476 U.S. 747 (1986) was a United States Supreme Court case involving a challenge to Pennsylvania's Abortion Control Act of 1982.
Plattform "Ärzte für das Leben" v. Austria
Plattform "Ärzte für das Leben" v. Austria (10126/82) was a landmark case decided by the European Court of Human Rights in 1988.
On 28 December 1980, the anti-abortion NGO "Ärzte für das Leben" (P...
R. v. Morgentaler (1993)
R v Morgentaler was a decision by the Supreme Court of Canada invalidating a provincial attempt to regulate abortions in Canada. This followed the 1988 decision R. v. Morgentaler, which had struck do...
Stenberg v. Carhart
Stenberg v. Carhart, 530 U.S. 914 (2000), is a case heard by the Supreme Court of the United States dealing with a Nebraska law which made performing "partial-birth abortion" illegal, without regard f...
Planned Parenthood of Central Missouri v. Danforth
Planned Parenthood v. Danforth, 428 U.S. 52 (1976) is a United States Supreme Court case on abortion. The plaintiffs challenged the constitutionality of a Missouri statute regulating abortion. The Co...
R v Davidson
R v Davidson, also known (particularly among medical practitioners) as the Menhennitt ruling, was a significant ruling delivered in the Supreme Court of Victoria on 26 May 1969. It concerned the legal...
Azoulay v. The Queen
Azoulay v R, [1952] 2 S.C.R. 495 was a decision by the Supreme Court of Canada on abortion in Canada. The Court found that with evidence so complicated, a judge should summarize it to a jury.
Dr....