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The Carhart case and late-term abortions - What's next in Australia?

Jefferys, Susannah; Faunce, Thomas


A recent case in the United States Supreme Court has indicated a change in course on the issue of abortion rights. In Gonzales v Carhart 127 S Ct 1610 (2007), the Supreme Court, in April 2007, upheld federal legislation banning a particular late-term abortion procedure with no exceptions (even to preserve the mother's life). This column examines the case in the context of recent Australian cases involving abortion issues. It extrapolates from Carhart to consider the potential for the Australian...[Show more]

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Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Law and Medicine
Access Rights: Open Access


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