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FindLaw's Newly Updated Reproductive Rights Section

By Nicole Johnson, JD on July 25, 2011 9:56 AM

Reproductive rights issues have been a hot topic for some time, and both the laws and popular feeling about these issues has changed dramatically along the way. For example, did you know that not that long ago it was illegal to use birth control to prevent pregnancy? Imagine that.

Women have a lot of things to consider when it comes to family planning: birth control, contraception, abortion. And each of these topics has legal considerations on top of the personal decision-making factors. It can all be overwhelming and confusing.

Fear not. Here at FindLaw, we've added a new Reproductive Rights section within Learn About the Law to help educate you on the "birds and the bees" of reproductive laws.

Here's what you'll find in the new Reproductive Rights section:

What are Reproductive Rights? - Discussion of reproductive rights issues, such as where they come from, what they include, and who is able to claim them.

Reproductive Rights Cases - Listing of U.S. Supreme Court cases that have shaped the history of reproductive rights, including the right to procreate, use contraception, plan a family, and rear children.

Abortion Rights FAQs - No matter where you stand in the debate on abortion, you'll find that this section answers all of the frequently-asked questions concerning the current laws that govern abortion, such as do fetusus have rights and what is the abortion pill?

Abortion Laws - A look at abortion laws that have the potential to restrict legal abortions, such as waiting periods, gestational age limits, and counseling requirements.

Roe v. Wade - In-depth review of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case that allowed women to seek abortion during the early stages of her pregnancy.

Parental Consent and Abortion - Do you need your parent's consent to get an abortion? If you have to ask, then check out this article.

Sex Education in Schools - Do you know what your children are learning in school about sex? This article sheds some light on the situation.

We are proud of all the great content in our Reproductive Rights section. We know it will help guide you when considering the laws and issues affecting your reproductive health.

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