Authors

Kara Swanson

Document Type

Article

Abstract

This article analyzes the comparative history of the law and practice of abortion and assisted reproduction in the United States to consider the interplay between medical paternalism and legal paternalism. It supplements existing critiques of paternalism as harmful to women’s equality with the medical perspective, as revealed through the writings of Alan F. Guttmacher, to consider when legal regulation might be warranted.

Date of Authorship for this Version

1-1-2015

Keywords

Abortion, Assisted Reproduction

Original Citation

Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics, Vol. 43, No. 2, pp. 312 - 325 (2015)

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