Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Swanson on Assisted Reproduction & Abortion

Back in 2015, Kara Swanson, Northeastern University School of Law, published "The Doctor's Dilemma: Paternalisms in the Medicolegal History of Assisted Reproduction and Abortion" in the Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 43:2 (312-25): 
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.