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Revisiting Roe V. Wade: Substance And Process In The Abortion Debate, Margaret G. Farrell Apr 1993

Revisiting Roe V. Wade: Substance And Process In The Abortion Debate, Margaret G. Farrell

Indiana Law Journal

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Medical Decision Making During A Surrogate Pregnancy, Thomas Wm. Mayo Jan 1988

Medical Decision Making During A Surrogate Pregnancy, Thomas Wm. Mayo

Faculty Journal Articles and Book Chapters

This article is concerned with a tradition of paternalism within the medical and legal professions toward pregnant women, their children, and the medical decisions that pregnant women make affecting both. In most surrogacy contracts, the surrogate mother agrees not to have an abortion and to refrain from certain types of harmful conduct, including the consumption of alcoholic beverages, smoking, and the use of illegal drugs. This article will consider the implications these provisions have for medical decision making during pregnancy, and for the concepts of individual autonomy, informed consent and the developing doctrine of fetal rights.

Considering the nature of …