DOCTOR-PATIENT-STATE RELATIONSHIP: THE PROBLEM WITH INFORMED CONSENT AND STATE MANDATED ULTRASOUNDS PRIOR TO ABORTIONS

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Ellen Camburn

The right of personal privacy in the United States includes the abortion decision. This right to an abortion is governed by case law that protects both the state’s interest in the health of the woman and that of potential life from the outset of pregnancy. However, the parameters of this decision are continually changing due to state legislation that purports to make the decision well informed, but in doing so adds additional requirements that many argue violate the woman’s and her physician’s constitutional rights. View More