Parental Preferences and Selective Abortion: A Commentary on Roe v. Wade, Doe v. Bolton, and The Shape of Things to Come
Seattle University School of Law
Judith Droz Keyes
affiliation not provided to SSRN
University of Washington Law Quarterly, Vol. 1974, No. 2
Discusses whether a woman's right to privacy extends to selective abortion based on foreknowledge of the characteristics (such as race or sex) of a fetus. Presents a number of hypothetical yet realistic scenarios where some couples might find this attractive and explores the ethical underpinnings and social ramifications of the right to selective abortion.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 24
Keywords: Parents, abortion, selective abortion, amniocentesis, procreative privacy, Roe v. WadeAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: July 13, 2012
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