Section 6. Additional Resources
Consent and Coercion
Reproductive Freedom: What's Wrong with Fetal Rights - A look at fetal
protection statutes and wrongful death actions on behalf of fetuses.
The Controversy Over Fetal Rights - A select bibliography from the
University of Arizona Library.
- Fetal Abuse
- The rash of women being charged criminally, or having their babies taken
away from them, because they took drugs while pregnant focuses attention
on the notion that unborn babies deserve the same legal protections as
- Fetal Rights
Institute - The Fetal Rights Institute is dedicated to the extension
of human rights to the unborn through lawful, non-violent means.
- Fetal Rights: Unborn
Victim - The Center for Reproductive Law and Policy (CRLP) is a
non-profit organization dedicated to promoting women’s equality worldwide
by guaranteeing reproductive rights as human rights.
Maternal-Fetal Conflict - Examines the rising awareness of
maternal-fetal conflict from an athical perspective in the medical
of the Unborn Under International Law - Discusses the basis for claims
that the unborn have rights. Site created by Priests For Life.
- Setback For
Fetal Rights - Article republished from the Chicago Tribune of May 27,
1999 covers a Wisconsin alcohol case.
Fetuses Gain Legal Status - Bush administration allows states to call
fetus 'unborn child' in order to give mothers prenatal care coverage
enrolling them in the State Children's Health Insurance Program.
(February 1, 2002)
News.com : The Fetal Rights Debate - A look at fetal abuse cases,
including drug abuse cases and acts of violence. (June 25, 2001)
Here is a listing of reports on cases in which parents refuse treatment
for their children.
Placebos Articles On-Line:
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Transparency: informed consent
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Parental Decision Making
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Others: The Ethics of Surrogate Decision Making. New York: Cambridge
University Press, 1990.
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