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Can a Catholic Lawyer Represent a Minor Seeking a Judicial Bypass for an Abortion?


Larry Cunningham


St. John's University School of Law

April 2005

Catholic Lawyer, Vol. 44, No. 2, 2005

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In some states, a minor cannot obtain an abortion without first notifying and/or obtaining consent from one or both parents. The Supreme Court has required these states to provide a judicial bypass mechanism in which a minor who fears retribution or who is otherwise unable to satisfy the consent/notification statute, can seek permission from a court instead. The question I present is this: Can a Catholic lawyer represent a minor in such a proceeding? I analyze the problem under canon law, catholic theology, and legal ethics. On balance, I conclude that a Catholic lawyer should not undertake the representation of a minor in a judicial bypass proceeding.

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Keywords: abortion, judicial bypass, minor, child, Supreme Court, Catholic, lawyer, theology, canon law

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Date posted: April 26, 2005 ; Last revised: August 5, 2008

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Cunningham, Larry, Can a Catholic Lawyer Represent a Minor Seeking a Judicial Bypass for an Abortion? (April 2005). Catholic Lawyer, Vol. 44, No. 2, 2005. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=711202 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.711202

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