The increasing frequency of mergers involving religiously-affiliated hospitals represents a growing threat to the availability of women’s reproductive health services. When hospitals governed by religious restrictions on abortion and other reproductive health services merge with other institutions that provide these services, needed health care services are often discontinued, and members of the community lose access to them. One way of challenging these mergers is to use the antitrust laws, which are aimed at preserving vigorous competition between rival producers of goods and services to ensure consumer choice.
Discusses the problem of Casey and the confusion and ambiguity it has caused and argues against the revival of pre-Casey criminal abortion statutes.
Argues state attorneys can challenge fake abortion clinics under existing state statutes without violating 1st amendment.
Brief advocating the preservation of Roe v. Wade, and a woman's right to choose. Restrictive abortion laws hurt women's health and NYC resources.
Argues the state action doctrine bars private hospitals receiving federal funds from refusing to perform abortions despite statutory language to the contrary.
April Shaw∞ Abstract The Supreme Court’s analysis of the fundamental right to abortion as articulated in Planned Parenthood v. Casey fails to take into account how race operates to restrict women of color’s ability to exercise their right to an
Discussion of common law protections that guard against obstruction activity aimed at suppressing one's constitutional right to obtain an abortion
Examines physicians' legal and moral obligations to patients seeking abortions against the realities of medical practice, and remedies to address these issues.
Examines legal arguments in favor of menstrual extraction as an alternative form of performing abortions.
Defining pregnancy and abortion as medical issues does not concede one shred of the privacy or decision-making arguments supporting a right to abortion; it simply helps to explain, more accurately, exactly what is at stake in a woman's decision to
However, the enormous gap between CEDAW's (the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women Treaty) vision and the current constitutional reality in the United States underscores why it is so important to take CEDAW ratification seriously