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Glover, Noreen M.; Glover, Samuel J. – Mental Retardation, 1996
Selective abortion of fetuses with Down syndrome is discussed in terms of abortion perspectives, genetic testing, legislation, and ethical principles. The ethical principles of autonomy, beneficence, nonmaleficence, fidelity, and justice are offered as guidelines for the examination of legal standards imposed by legislation. (Author/PB)
Descriptors: Abortions, Decision Making, Downs Syndrome, Ethics
Reisberg, Leo – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1999
Annual Higher Education Research Institute college freshman survey (n=275,811) at 469 institutions found more eschew political extremes, preferring to call themselves "middle of the road." About half believe abortion should be legal, a decline of 14% since 1990. Freshman did not seem as interested in coursework as they did in previous…
Descriptors: Abortions, College Freshmen, Educational Attitudes, Higher Education
Newcomer, Susan F. – 1985
The pros and cons of sexuality education are discussed in this report from Planned Parenthood. Research on the effectiveness of sexuality education has focused primarily on college students, having little relevance for teenage sexuality education. The Kirby report, two studies of the effects of sexuality education on teenagers' attitudes,…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Birth, Contraception, Early Parenthood
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Melton, Gary B. – American Psychologist, 1987
Legislators often have established special procedures for judicial or parental involvement in adolescent abortion decisions. While ostensibly protecting pregnant minors' psychological health, and increasing the competency of decision making, judicial bypass and parental notification promote neither goal. At best, they are benign but costly and…
Descriptors: Abortions, Adolescents, Confidentiality, Decision Making
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Ferris, Lori E. – American Journal of Evaluation, 2000
Focuses on ethical and legal issues that arose in the evaluation of abortion services. Discusses the development of decision rules and tradeoffs in dealing with these issues to reach rational and objective decisions. Places the discussion in the context of balancing usefulness and propriety with respect to informed consent and privacy and makes…
Descriptors: Abortions, Decision Making, Ethics, Evaluation Methods
Hendrie, Caroline – Education Week, 2005
Young people have long sported T-shirts that schools wish they'd leave at home. Legal fights have been waged in recent years, for example, over shirts about guns, abortion, the Confederate battle flag, and the war in Iraq. But at a time when gay rights remains a divisive and unsettled issue nationally, a recent spate of disputes over T-shirts on…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Court Litigation, Freedom of Speech, Student Rights
Gendell, Murray – 1980
This bulletin examines the causes of the fertility decline in Sweden and the concerns and ambivalence of Swedes about zero population growth (ZPG). The fertility decline is attributed to many causes. In recent years there has been a drop in marriage rates and a sharp increase in non-marital cohabitation. The decline is also related to the…
Descriptors: Birth Rate, Contraception, Employment, Family Planning
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Pollack, Daniel – Health & Social Work, 2005
Federal law (Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, P.L. 101-336) and state law concerning the capacity to consent demonstrate the many standards used to determine the severity of retardation and whether a mentally challenged person has the capacity to consent. This area of social policy is fascinating because it adds another layer of debate to…
Descriptors: Pregnancy, Federal Legislation, Mental Retardation, Social Work
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Durcan, Jennifer; Appell, Annette R. – Adoption Quarterly, 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…
Descriptors: Abortions, Adolescents, Adoption, Decision Making
Serverin, E. – Langages, 1979
Uses the example of an abortion case to illustrate the precedence of juridic power over judiciary reality. (AM)
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Discourse Analysis, Journalism, Laws
Remley, Theodore P., Jr.; And Others – 1988
This document contains chapter 3 (7 articles) of a collection of 35 articles primarily from American Association for Counseling and Development (AACD) publications on the most important legal and ethical topics about which all school counselors need to be informed. "The Law and Ethical Practices in Elementary and Middle Schools" (Theodore P.…
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Confidentiality, Counselor Role, Elementary Secondary Education
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Wolleat, Patricia L. – School Counselor, 1975
A number of questions relating to providing abortion information to teenagers can be raised from legal, ethical and philosophical standpoints. The purpose of this article is to examine abortion information-giving from the perspective of counseling and guidance theory and practice. (Author)
Descriptors: Abortions, Counseling, Pregnancy, Secondary Education
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Aberg, Miriam; And Others – Family Coordinator, 1977
Discrimination toward men can be found in the legal definition of marriage, legal age requirements at marriage, support, child custody, unmarried fathers' rights, abortion, and cohabitation. With the increasing equality between the sexes, men will gain in their legal options of roles. (Author)
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Divorce, Equal Protection, Family Life
Cohen, Libby G. – Journal of the Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps (JASH), 1986
Legal rights of the fetus and selective abortion are the major focus of a review of legal cases and educational literature concerning fetuses that may be handicapped or have the potential to be handicapped at birth. Related issues include parental immunity, protection of an unborn child, and quality of life. (Author/JW)
Descriptors: Abortions, Civil Liberties, Court Litigation, Disabilities
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van de Kaa, Dirk J. – Population Bulletin, 1987
By 1985, fertility rates in Europe were below the replacement level of 2.1 births per woman in all but Albania, Ireland, Malta, Poland, and Turkey, following a steady decline from a 1965 postwar peak well above 2.5 in Northern, Western, and Southern Europe and an erratic trend from a lower level in Eastern Europe. Natural decrease (fewer births…
Descriptors: Abortions, Birth Rate, Contraception, Demography
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