ERIC Number: EJ645892
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Minor Birth Mothers and Consent to Adoption: An Anomaly in Youth Law.
Durcan, Jennifer; Appell, Annette R.
Adoption Quarterly, v5 n1 p69-79 2001
Explores different treatment of pregnant minors under adoption and abortion law. Asserts rules governing autonomy of minor decision-making in adoption and abortion are not predicated on any unified theory of child development, protection of pregnant teenagers, or nature and long-term effects of decisions, but rather are motivated by the state's promotion of live births and control of minors' sexuality. (KB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
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