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Deaths Associated with Abortion Compared to Childbirth: A Review of New and Old Data and the Medical and Legal Implications

Citation

Reardon, David C.; Strahan, Thomas W.; Thorp, John M., Jr.; & Shuping, Martha W. (2004). Deaths Associated with Abortion Compared to Childbirth: A Review of New and Old Data and the Medical and Legal Implications. Journal of Contemporary Health Law and Policy, 20(2), 279-327.

Abstract

In the landmark ruling of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court identified three reasons why States might seek to proscribe or regulate induced abortion: (1) "to discourage illicit sexual conduct"; (2) to exercise "the State's interest - some phrase it in terms of duty - in protecting prenatal life"; and (3) "to protect the pregnant woman, that is, to restrain her from submitting to a procedure that placed her life in serious jeopardy."

URL

https://scholarship.law.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1159&context=jchlp

Reference Type

Journal Article

Year Published

2004

Journal Title

Journal of Contemporary Health Law and Policy

Author(s)

Reardon, David C.
Strahan, Thomas W.
Thorp, John M., Jr.
Shuping, Martha W.