Fetal rights / Alan Marzilli.

  • Marzilli, Alan.
[2006], ©2006
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About this work


With Supreme Court rulings limiting the government's ability to regulate abortion, fetal rights have become an issue of national debate. This book examines the question of whether the law should recognize an unborn child, or a fetus, as a person.


Philadelphia : Chelsea House Publishers, [2006], ©2006.

Physical description

150 pages : chiefly color illustrations, maps (some color) ; 24 cm.



Introduction : a fetus with no rights or an unborn child with legal rights? -- Point : an embryo or fetus does not deserve legal recognition as a person -- Counterpoint : an unborn child is a person who deserves equal protection under the law -- Point : fetal homicide laws threaten women's rights -- Counterpoint : laws must protect every unborn child from violence -- Point : laws that regulate the conduct of pregnant women invade their privacy -- Counterpoint : in some cases, the law must protect unborn children from their mothers' behavior -- Conclusion : the rise of fetal rights and its impact on bioethics and the abortion debate.

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references and index.


Where to find it

  • LocationStatus
    Medical Collection
    KF481 2006M37f
    Open shelves

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