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1991

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To Bear Or Not To Bear: Reproductive Freedom As An International Human Right, Berta E. Hernández-Truyol Jan 1991

To Bear Or Not To Bear: Reproductive Freedom As An International Human Right, Berta E. Hernández-Truyol

UF Law Faculty Publications

The right to reproductive freedom is recognized and protected in virtually every corner of this world. Domestic and international tribunals have increasingly found that the right to privacy includes such a right. Using the various "sources" of international law as an analytical framework, this Article posits, based on an internationalist's perspective, that reproductive freedom -- as part of the penumbral zone of enumerated and existing human rights or as a particular right in se -- is now included in the body of protected international human rights. Consequently, any government interference with the individual's exercise of such freedom constitutes an impermissible ...