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NCJ Number: 136654 Find in a Library
Title: Criminalization of a Woman's Body: Part 1
Journal: Women and Criminal Justice  Volume:3  Issue:1  Dated:special issue (1991)  Pages:complete issue
Editor(s): C Feinman
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 126
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The contributors to this special issue address the concern of many women regarding the trend towards the criminalization of their bodies: the threat to their autonomy, their privacy, their bodily integrity, and their constitutional rights.
Abstract: Women's right to abortion and the more recent debate on women's right to be contract (surrogate) mothers are the topics of Part 1 of this special theme issue. The articles devoted to abortion describe abortion law in Israel and the present debate over abortion law in Italy and summarize U.S. Supreme Court Justice Byron White's antiabortion opinions. On the topic of contract motherhood, one article argues that commercial contract motherhood should be prohibited and brokering criminalized; another argues against the granting of specific performance of surrogate parenting contracts. 175 notes and 51 references
Main Term(s): Abortion; Women's rights
Index Term(s): Israel; Italy; Law reform; Right of privacy
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