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    • Better Babies Contests in the United States (1908–1916) 

      Gerais, Reem
      Better babies contests were competitions held in state fairs throughout the US during the early twentieth century in which babies between the ages of 6 and 48 months were judged for their health. In 1908, social activist ...
    • Better Babies Contests in the United States (1908–1916) 

      Gerais, Reem
      Better babies contests were competitions held in state fairs throughout the US during the early twentieth century in which babies between the ages of 6 and 48 months were judged for their health. In 1908, social activist ...
    • Burwell v. Hobby Lobby (2014) 

      Gerais, Reem
      In the 2014 case Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, the US Supreme Court ruled that the contraceptive mandate promulgated under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act violated privately held, for-profit corporations’ right ...
    • Dorothy Andersen (1901–1963) 

      Gerais, Reem
      Dorothy Andersen studied cystic fibrosis in the United States during the early 1900s. In 1935, Andersen discovered lesions in the pancreas of an infant during an autopsy, which led her to classify a condition she named ...
    • Harris v. McRae (1980) 

      Gerais, Reem
      On 30 June 1980, in a five to four decision, the US Supreme Court ruled in the Case Harris v. McRae that the Hyde Amendment of 1976 did not violate the US Constitution. The Hyde Amendment banned the use of federal funding ...
    • The Hyde Amendment of 1976 

      Gerais, Reem
      In 1976, the US Congress passed the Hyde Amendment, which banned the use of federal funding to pay for abortions through Medicaid. In 1976, Illinois Congressman Henry J. Hyde proposed the amendment to the Departments of ...
    • “Improving Women’s Health”: Section 3509 of the Affordable Care Act of 2010 

      Gerais, Reem
      In 2010, US Congress enacted section 3509 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act or ACA, to target issues relating to women’s health. The ACA, signed into law by US President Barack Obama, aimed to increase ...
    • Texas Medical Providers Performing Abortion Services v. Lakey (2012) 

      Gerais, Reem
      In the 2012 case Texas Medical Providers Performing Abortion Services v. David Lakey, a US appeals court ruled as constitutional a Texas law that required abortion providers in the state to show women receiving abortions ...