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Hay, Carter; Evans, Michelle M. – Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, 2006
Rates of serious crime in the United States dropped greatly throughout the 1990s for virtually all offenses. John Donohue and Steven Levitt have argued that this reduction relates strongly to the 1973 "Roe v. Wade" decision that legalized the abortion of unwanted pregnancies. If such pregnancies result in children with higher lifetime risks of…
Descriptors: Delinquency, Pregnancy, Court Litigation, Crime
Hacker, Andrew – New York Review of Books, 2002
Reviews five books on how the politics of choice affects adoption, abortion, and welfare; Roe v. Wade; causes and consequences of nonmarital fertility; how misguided feminism harms young males; and the myth of frailty. Suggests that many of the issues raised will receive national notice if recent legislation requiring all states to test students…
Descriptors: Abortions, Adoption, Births to Single Women, Females
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Uerling, Donald F. – Journal of Women in Educational Leadership, 2006
Abortion is one of the most controversial and contentious issues of our time. Few topics generate as much public debate or leave as little room for political compromise. This article presents a discussion of selected United States Supreme Court decisions on abortion and the legal reasoning supporting those decisions. It should be noted initially…
Descriptors: Pregnancy, Court Litigation, Females, Federal Legislation
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Lay, Mary M. – Quarterly Journal of Speech, 2003
Because "Roe v. Wade" left ill-defined or derivative just who could be a medical caregiver for pregnant women, courts struggled in the post-Roe medico-legal environment to decide just who could be a medical advisor in this newly recognized zone of privacy. The courts also were challenged to balance individual privacy rights, state…
Descriptors: Pregnancy, Obstetrics, Privacy, Court Litigation
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Malpass, Susie – North Carolina Law Review, 1976
The U. S. Supreme Court in Roe v. Wade found that the right of privacy guarantees a woman the prerogative of having an abortion free of interference by the state; but in Doe v. Bolton it allowed a hospital to refuse to admit a patient for an abortion. This conflict is discussed with reference to the Church Amendment. (LBH)
Descriptors: Abortions, Church Role, Constitutional Law, Contraception
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Copelon, Rhonda – Social Policy, 1987
Argues for abortion rights and protection of intimate decisions and relationships. Describes the role and position of women in eighteenth century American society as a means of exposing the fallacy of the anti-abortion movement's insistence on adherence to constitutional text. Discusses the recent attempts to overturn the Roe v. Wade ruling. (PS)
Descriptors: Abortions, Civil Liberties, Constitutional Law, Court Litigation
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O'Brien, Joseph E. – Social Studies, 2002
The U.S. Supreme Court is less visible to students than either Congress or the president. The Court's rulings on cases, however, are as influential on everyday life and on the political system as any bill passed by Congress or signed into law by the president. "Brown v. Board of Education," "Roe v. Wade," and "Bush v.…
Descriptors: Current Events, Court Litigation, Internet, Legislation
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Belson, Nicole – Update on Law-Related Education, 1989
Examines four issues involved in "Webster v. Reproductive Health Services:" (1) the preamble to the 1986 Missouri statute on abortion, (2) prohibiting public employees from performing abortions, (3) public funds for encouraging abortion, and (4) gestational age and viability provision. Focuses on the effects on the continuing vitality of…
Descriptors: Abortions, Constitutional Law, Court Litigation, Elementary Secondary Education
Kaplan, Howard, Ed. – 1994
This instructor's guide assists secondary social studies educators in making effective use of the five-part video series, "That Delicate Balance II: Our Bill of Rights." In the tradition of "The Constitution: That Delicate Balance," the series introduces students to the Bill of Rights and the controversies that have arisen over…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civics, Constitutional Law, Controversial Issues (Course Content)
Business and Professional Women's Foundation, Washington, DC. – 1992
Reproductive rights are essential to a woman's full participation in the workplace. Procreative decisions are private ones, and once the door is open to government restrictions it will be hard to close. Prior to 1850, abortion was legal in most states. Not until the professionalization of the medical field did physicians and others seek to…
Descriptors: Abortions, Civil Liberties, Contraception, Court Litigation
Harrell, Mary Ann – 1975
The document describes the establishment, development, procedures, and some landmark cases of the U.S. Supreme Court. The objective is to explore the history of the court and to explain its role in the American system of government. The booklet is presented in four chapters. The first chapter, entitled "A Heritage of Law," offers…
Descriptors: Constitutional History, Constitutional Law, Court Doctrine, Court Role
Viti, Lynne Spigelmire – 1995
Writing 125 is a 13-week course that all first-year students at Wellesley College (Massachusetts) are required to take. One instructor teaches a section of it called "Law in Contemporary Society" which centers writing and reading activities around legal issues, namely "Roe v. Wade" and "Webster v. Cruzan." As an…
Descriptors: Audience Awareness, Class Activities, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Mediated Communication
Cable News Network, Atlanta, GA. – 1997
These classroom guides, designed to accompany the daily CNN (Cable News Network) Newsroom broadcasts for the month of January, provide program rundowns, suggestions for class activities and discussion, student handouts, and a list of related news terms. Topics include: U.S. House of Representatives prepares for ethics battle, diplomatic immunity,…
Descriptors: Cable Television, Class Activities, Current Events, Discussion (Teaching Technique)
Cooper, Martha – 1986
Supreme Court decisions tend to take the form of either (1) an act of justification or argumentation that defends the verdict of the communicator, or (2) a construction of a new symbolic reality that influences the world view of its audience. The "Roe vs. Wade" decision is an example of the merger of these two rhetorical functions. The…
Descriptors: Abortions, Court Doctrine, Court Litigation, Court Role