Reproductive Rights Overview
Reproductive rights include such topics as abortion, birth control, sex education, the right to rear children, the freedom to plan a family and other matters related to reproduction. This section includes an explanation of what constitutes the category of reproductive rights; a brief legal history of reproductive rights; relevant case law; and more. See the corresponding sections on abortion, birth control and other reproductive rights topics for more detailed information.
- What Are Reproductive Rights?
Find out what legal scholars are talking about when they refer to “reproductive rights.” This introductory article contains information on what these rights mean, who has them, and why they're debated over.
- Law and History
Reproductive rights law has had a long and contentious history. This article reviews the various stages of the historical debate on reproductive rights, and reviews some of the most important legislation on this topic.
- U.S. Supreme Court Cases
The law of reproductive rights is largely defined by a long string of Supreme Court decisions, each of which reflects the thinking of the time. Learn about them in this article.
- Sex Education in Schools
Sex education in schools is one way to educate people about reproductive rights and health, but it has come under heavy political fire. This article reviews the legal state of sex education.