A Supreme Court scholar untangles the ideas that undergird the historic ruling overturning the Constitutional right to an abortion.
Scholars explain why many see abortion access as a religious freedom issue and what the views of different faiths are on ‘ensoulment,’ the point at which the soul is believed to enter the fetus.
In the wake of the US Supreme Court’s decision on Roe v Wade, it’s worth remembering that a man can benefit from the right to abortion many more times over his lifespan than a woman might.
This is more than a huge political and legal decision. Almost half of US women and girls of reproductive age live in states where abortion is – or will become – illegal.
After the ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn Roe v Wade, will more Americans travel for abortions? Inequalities created by this controversial decision will be revealed at border points.
The Supreme Court held off at least another day before announcing a ruling on abortion rights. High profile cases take more time to finalize, but there are also political and public relations factors.
A scholar writes about how the Southern Baptist Convention’s views on abortion changed during the 1980s, when a more conservative wing seized control of the denomination.
Views on abortion differ not only among major religious traditions, but within each one.
Before and after abortion was decriminalized in Canada in 1969, fiction has explored how abortion intersects with cultural imaginings about women’s bodies and humanity’s future.
The Supreme Court potentially overturning Roe v. Wade this spring will be only the first part of a complicated legal saga that will play out at the state level.
Americans have long said they generally support abortion rights, but understanding specific breakdowns of opinion across demographics, and the history of abortion beliefs, is also important.
The potential reversal of Roe v. Wade should serve as a stark warning to the power the high courts hold to transform societal conditions.
For women with a family history of serious genetic disorders, abortion is a critical option: a security feature that allows them to consider having children.
A Supreme Court scholar explains the significance of the recent Supreme Court leaked draft opinion.
The reasons why people may seek out late-term abortions are complex and are often based on new medical information and delays caused by state policies.
Data privacy is an abstract issue for most people, even though virtually everyone is at risk. Now that abortion may become illegal in some states, digital surveillance could take an even darker turn.
In 1983, a constitutional referendum outlawed abortion in Ireland. In 2018, another referendum repealed the ban and legalized abortion during the first trimester of pregnancy. What happened?
Lawmakers in the US Senate are set to vote on a bill that would enshrine abortion into law. But is there a route to legislation?
A scholar of constitutional law and American religious history explains how the abortion issue has been historically rooted in religious beliefs, giving a moral certainty that law cannot provide.
Overturning this landmark US Supreme Court ruling would set back reproductive justice for women around the world.