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Future fear: prenatal duties imposed by private parties.

Authors
  • Solomon, R I
Type
Published Article
Journal
American journal of law & medicine
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1991
Volume
17
Issue
4
Pages
411–434
Identifiers
PMID: 1812768
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

The national abortion debate, rising drug use and homelessness, and the return to conservatism intersect in the trend which increasingly recognizes fetal rights, often at the expense of women's rights. Pregnant women, as never before, are faced with criminal charges and physical invasions in the name of protection of fetuses. This Note examines the sociological forces creating these situations and suggests better solutions. The Note cautions against the future fear that private parties will claim a legal right to interfere with a pregnant woman's behavior, and illustrates the need to prevent it.

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