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Arbitrary vs discretionary decisions

William A. Silverman

in Where's the Evidence?: Debates in Modern Medicine

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780192630889
eISBN:
9780191723568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192630889.003.0011
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter presents a 1990 commentary on care for seriously compromised newborn infants. It considers questions about how decisions should be made about initiating costly, all-out modern treatment ... More


The Unmarried Mother

in The Unwanted Child: The Fate of Foundlings, Orphans, and Juvenile Criminals in Early Modern Germany

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226317274
eISBN:
9780226317298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226317298.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter analyzes the story of the unmarried Apollonia Vöglin, who, early in the morning of Saturday, January 18, 1578, gave birth in secret to a baby girl, which she later admitted strangling. ... More


International co-operation for reproductive health: too much ideology?

Louisiana Lush and Oona Campbell

in International Co-operation in Health

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780192631985
eISBN:
9780191723582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192631985.003.0010
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter addresses the process by which reproductive health came to prominence in the early 1990s, focusing on the international actors involved and the process of negotiation between them. It ... More


Giving Up Baby: Safe Haven Laws, Motherhood, and Reproductive Justice

Laury Oaks

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479897926
eISBN:
9781479883073
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479897926.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

“Baby safe haven” laws, which allow a parent to relinquish a newborn baby legally and anonymously at a specified institutional location—such as a hospital or fire station—were established in every ... More


The Agony of Abortion

Brantley W. Gasaway

in Progressive Evangelicals and the Pursuit of Social Justice

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781469617725
eISBN:
9781469617749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469617725.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The chapter discusses how progressive evangelical leaders accepted a completely pro-life agenda towards abortion that supported feminism and social justice. The leaders demanded increased efforts to ... More


When Rights are Wrong: Emergency Contraception and the Failure of Policy Success

Rose Corrigan

in Up Against a Wall: Rape Reform and the Failure of Success

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814707937
eISBN:
9780814725214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814707937.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

This chapter focuses on state laws that require hospitals to provide information about or dispense emergency contraception (EC) to rape victims in emergency rooms (ER). These laws have an obvious and ... More


When Rights are Wrong: Emergency Contraception and the Failure of Policy Success

Rose Corrigan

in Up Against a Wall: Rape Reform and the Failure of Success

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814707937
eISBN:
9780814725214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814707937.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

This chapter focuses on state laws that require hospitals to provide information about or dispense emergency contraception (EC) to rape victims in emergency rooms (ER). These laws have an obvious ... More


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