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    • Bellotti v. Baird (1979) 

      Higginbotham, Victoria
      On 2 July 1979, the United States Supreme Court decided Bellotti v. Baird, ruling that a Massachusetts law that prohibited minors from obtaining abortions without parental consent was unconstitutional. That law prohibited ...
    • Copper Intrauterine Device (IUD) 

      Higginbotham, Victoria
      The copper intrauterine device, or IUD, is a long-term, reversible contraceptive first introduced by Howard Tatum and Jamie Zipper in 1967. Health care providers place an IUD inside a woman’s uterus to prevent pregnancy. ...
    • Gonzales v. Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. (2007) 

      Higginbotham, Victoria
      Gonzales v. Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. (Gonzales v. Planned Parenthood) was the 2007 US Supreme Court case in which the Court declared the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003 constitutional, making ...
    • Hormone Releasing Intrauterine Devices 

      Higginbotham, Victoria
      Hormone releasing intrauterine devices or hormonal IUDs are contraceptive devices placed in a woman’s uterus to prevent pregnancy by continuously releasing a low dose of certain hormones. Jouri Valter Tapani Luukkainen, a ...
    • Milan Vuitch (1915–1993) 

      Higginbotham, Victoria
      Milan Vuitch was an abortion provider in the twentieth century, who performed thousands of abortions in Washington, DC, at a time when abortions were legal only if they preserved the life or health of the pregnant woman. ...
    • Plowman v. Fort Madison Community Hospital (2017) 

      Higginbotham, Victoria
      In June 2017, the Iowa Supreme Court decided the case Plowman v. Fort Madison Community Hospital, or Plowman v. FMCH, and ruled that women who gave birth to children with severe disabilities could sue for wrongful birth ...
    • United States v. Milan Vuitch (1971) 

      Higginbotham, Victoria
      In the 1971 court case United States v. Milan Vuitch, hereafter US v. Vuitch, the US Supreme Court ruled that a Washington, DC law was constitutional by overturning a 1969 district court decision. Beginning in the early ...