Who Decides?: The Abortion Rights of Teens (Reproductive Rights and Policy Series) [NOOK Book]

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The question of whether a young woman should be allowed to terminate a pregnancy without her parents' knowledge has been one of the most contentious issues of the post Roe v. Wade era. Parental involvement laws reach to the core of the parent-teen relationship in the highly contested realm of adolescent sexuality. This is the first book to examine in thorough detail the decision-making experiences of teens considering abortion. Shoshanna Ehrlich evaluates the Supreme Court's efforts to reconcile the historically ...

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Who Decides?: The Abortion Rights of Teens (Reproductive Rights and Policy Series)

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Overview

The question of whether a young woman should be allowed to terminate a pregnancy without her parents' knowledge has been one of the most contentious issues of the post Roe v. Wade era. Parental involvement laws reach to the core of the parent-teen relationship in the highly contested realm of adolescent sexuality. This is the first book to examine in thorough detail the decision-making experiences of teens considering abortion. Shoshanna Ehrlich evaluates the Supreme Court's efforts to reconcile the historically based understanding of teens as dependent persons in need of protection with a more contemporary understanding of them as autonomous individuals with adult-like claims to constitutional recognition.

Arriving at a compromise, the Court has made clear that, like adult women, teens have a protected right of choice, but that states may impose a parental involvement requirement. However, so that parents are not vested with veto power over their daughters' decisions, young women must be allowed to seek a waiver of the requirement. Integrating a wealth of social science literature, including in-depth interviews with 26 young women from Massachusetts who obtained court authorization for an abortion, the book raises important questions about the logic of a legal approach that requires young women to involve adults when they seek to terminate a pregnancy, but that allows them to make a decision to become mothers on their own.

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What People Are Saying

Gloria Feldt

"Shoshanna Ehrlich's book is a must read for every policy maker to remind them that their actions have consequences in real people's lives. The teens' stories are enlightening, touching, sometimes heartrending. Together, they tell a larger story about our society's refusal to give young women's decisions the respect and support they deserve and how we can rectify that."

Gloria Feldt, Author of The War on Choice and Behind Every Choice Is a Story and former president, Planned Parenthood Federation of America

Kenneth C. Edelin

"In this careful and thoughtful analysis of the law, Shoshanna Ehrlich adds an additional dimension to the discourse: the voices of young women who have been through the process and how they arrived at their decisions…. This is a must read for all who care about the lives of young women as they strive to make the right decision about their futures."

Kenneth C. Edelin, M.D., Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Associate Dean of Students and Minority Affairs, Boston University School of Medicine

Louise Melling

"Shoshanna Ehrlich is one of the nation's leading advocates for adolescents' reproductive health care and rights. With both compassion and candor, Shoshanna is able to step outside the often polarized debate about abortion and provide the reader with real life stories of young women facing the issue."

Louise Melling, Director, Reproductive Freedom Project of the ACLU

Marlene Gerber Fried

"Finally we have a book that places young women's experiences at the center of the debate over restrictions on their abortion rights…. [Ehrlich] gives us a new and deeper understanding of the burdens parental involvement laws impose on adolescent girls, the motivation behind the laws, and the integrity of the women's choices."

Marlene Gerber Fried, Director, Civil Liberties and Public Policy Programs at Hampshire College and Professor of Philosophy

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780313016288
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/30/2006
  • Series: Reproductive Rights and Policy
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,492,040
  • File size: 314 KB

Meet the Author

J. SHOSHANNA EHRLICH is Associate Professor on the Legal Education Faculty of the University of Massachusetts-Boston College of Public and Community Service. As Clinical Legal Education Director, she produced a guidebook for young women entitled The Teen Girls' Legal Rights Project (1998).

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Table of Contents

Foreword ix
Series Foreword xi
Preface xiii
Acknowledgments xv
1 A Crime No Longer: Roe v. Wade and the Constitutional Right of Choice 1
2 Young Women and the Constitutional Right of Choice 33
3 (Mis)constructing Adolescent Reality: Bellotti v. Baird Reconsidered 49
4 In Their Own Words 71
5 Facing an Unplanned Pregnancy: The Abortion Decision 83
6 Parents or the Judge? 107
7 Child or Adult? The Indeterminate Legal Status of Adolescents 139
Conclusion 157
Notes 161
Resources 197
Index 201
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2014

    r u serious?

    $50.00 for a dumb book on abortions?

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    Posted January 1, 2014

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    The book is so stupid

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