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NCJ Number: 119416 Find in a Library
Title: Evolution of the Right to Privacy After Roe v. Wade
Journal: American Journal of Law and Medicine  Volume:13  Issue:2 & 3  Dated:(1987)  Pages:365-525
Author(s): S Clement; L Goldstein; L B Krauss; D A Maio; S Reske; W Ravitz; C B Schreiber; T K Schulte; B Shapiro; L A Sheeler; R Whalen; J Zoubek
Date Published: 1987
Page Count: 161
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This five-part article reviews the history of abortion policy, from early civilizations through Christianity and early English common law; analyzes the U.S. Supreme Court's reasoning in Roe v. Wade; examines how bodily autonomy became a privacy right under the U.S. Constitution; and discusses abortion and reproductive issues arising from that right.
Abstract: Collateral issues such as the disclosure of medical records, informed consent to the abortion, spousal consent, and the reproductive rights of minors are discussed, with case citations. State laws requiring that a minor's parents be given notice of a planned abortion are also identified. The legal issues surrounding the dispensing of birth control information to minors and the advertising of abortions and abortifacients are examined, as are the conditions in State statutes permitting abortions. The State and Federal roles in abortion funding are outlined, and legislation regulating sexual activity is discussed. The article also discusses pregnancy discrimination in the workplace and pregnancy benefit and leave policies. Fetal protection policies in the workplace are also outlined. The influence of Roe v. Wade and subsequent cases on these issues is discussed in detail. 241 footnotes.
Main Term(s): Abortion
Index Term(s): Medicolegal considerations; Privacy and security
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