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Reproductive Rights Library Guide

A guide with resources on topics related to reproductive rights including abortion, birth control, sterilization, and fertility

Roe v. Wade

Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113, 93 S. Ct. 705 (1973)

A person may choose to have an abortion until a fetus becomes viable, based on the right to privacy contained in the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. Viability means the ability to live outside the womb, which usually happens between 24 and 28 weeks after conception. (

Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization

Issue: Whether all pre-viability prohibitions (after 15 weeks) on elective abortions are unconstitutional in Mississippi. (

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Select Studies on Abortion in Louisiana (Articles)

Interested in learning more about abortion in Louisiana and/or New Orleans? Visit the Tulane University Libraries' search interface to search our collection using the following search phrase: "abortion" AND ("Louisiana" OR "New Orleans")

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