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Leverich, Jean.
Publication Information:
Detroit : Greenhaven Press, [2010]

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245 pages ; 24 cm.
Examines how the courts have helped to shape the issue of abortion.
Case overview: Roe v. Wade (1973). Majority opinion: The fourteenth amendment protects a woman's right to an abortion / Harry Blackmun -- Dissenting opinion: The life of the woman should not be more valued than the life of the fetus / Byron White -- Abortion before Roe v. Wade was dangerous / Rachel Benson Gold -- Roe v. Wade has provided advances in public health / Carole Joffe -- The problem of personhood in Roe v. Wade / Caitlin E. Borgmann -- Case overview: Ohio v. Akron Center for Reproductive Health (1990). Majority opinion: State laws may require parental notification for minors seeking abortion / Anthony Kennedy -- Dissenting opinion: Parental notification laws are an unjustified intrusion into a private decision / Harry Blackmun -- The results of parental notification laws have been mixed / Kathleen Sylvester -- Teens are adversely affected by parental notification laws / Le Anne Schreiber -- Parental notification laws do little to curb teen abortion / David Whitman --

Case overview: Planned parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey (1992). Plurality opinion: State laws that restrict abortion are not unconstitutional / Sandra Day O'Conner -- Dissenting opinion: Roe v. Wade should be overturned / William Rehnquist -- The Casey decision is the result of an activist court / Neil Munro -- In devaluing the life of a fetus, Casey paves the way for euthanasia / Charles Colson -- Case overview: Stenberg v. Carhart (Carhart I) (2000). Majority opinion: Physicians and women should make health decisions / Stephen Breyer -- Dissenting opinion: The state has a legitimate interest in protecting fetal life / Clarence Thomas -- Stenberg provides an important step toward the future of states' rights / Michael S. Greve -- Stenberg disregards the life of the fetus / Michael Scaperlanda and John Breen -- Nebraska's ban on partial-birth abortion aims to limit access to abortion / Simon Heller et al. -- Case overview: Gonzales v. Carhart (Carhart II) (2007). Majority opinion: The state's interest in promoting life justifies restricting access to abortion / Anthony Kennedy -- Dissenting opinion: As equal citizens, women must control their reproductive lives / Ruth Bader Ginsburg -- The importance of dilation and extraction to women's health / Stephen Chasen et al. -- Gonzales v. Carhart suggests a strategy for overturning Roe v. Wade / Stephen G. Calabresi -- The pro-choice movement should adopt a social justice platform / Rebecca Tuhus-Dubrow.
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