For many, whether the right is the physician’s or the woman’s is of no practical consequence. The campaign for legal abortion has always been pre- mised on the still largely unquestioned assumption that only legal abortions are safe abortions because they are performed by physicians, who are licensed (and therefore presumably skilled), rather than by the notorious “back-alley abortionists” (who are presumably untrained and unskilled). For many people, to imagine abortions performed by nonphysicians is to conjure nightmares of bloody coat hangers, turpentine or lye ingestion, and other “home remedies” leading to injury and even death.’ Thus, while pro-choice advocates have repeatedly challenged almost every other restriction that state and federal governments have attempted to place on the performance of abortions, physician requirements have never provoked the same aggressive litigation and advocacy. In fact, in cases like Menillo, where a state prosecuted a non- physician for performing an unauthorized abortion, pro-choice legal organizations have shown an uncharacteristic silence on the issue.”
Photo Courtesy of Juliana Morgan‑Trostle Introduction On June 27, 2016, the Supreme Court decided Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, a case referred to as “the most significant abortion case to come before the court since 1992.” The case centered
Review and analysis of abortion law in pre and post unified Germany.
Much of what passes as concern for the fetus is in truth the punitive reaction of those who perceive abortion as an instrument of left-wing ideology; their anti-abortion stance is simply a smokescreen enabling them to vent their antagonism for
Discusses the problem of Casey and the confusion and ambiguity it has caused and argues against the revival of pre-Casey criminal abortion statutes.
This article analyzes the medical evidence (or lack thereof) behind "health-justified" abortion regulations, and argues that such restrictions fail to meet the evidence-based standard of Whole Woman’s Health.
Comparison of pharmaceutical and non-drug forms of contraceptives.
Discusses regulation of abortion in West Germany as it applies to America as well as the reasons why it should not apply.
Suggests that the antitrust laws provide an important set oftools for those concerned about the impact of a hospital merger on repro-ductive health services.