Decisional Dignity: Teenage Abortion, Bypass Hearings, and the Misuse of Law

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Colum. J. Gender & L., Vol: 18, Page: 409

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Sanger, Carol
Columbia Journal of Gender and Law; Health Law and Policy; Juvenile Law; Law; Law and Gender
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How might we think about reforming abortion regulation in a world in which the basic legality of abortion may, as a matter of constitutional law, at last be relatively secure? I have in mind the era just upon us in which the overturn of Roe v. Wade1 no longer looms so threateningly over the reproductive rights community in the United States and is no longer necessarily its central concern. There is now a general and seemingly wellfounded optimism that under the Obama administration, those who support and rely on reproductive rights will not have to pray nightly for the health of Supreme Court justices (although we wish them well).