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Protecting the Unborn Child from its Drug or Alcohol Abusing Mother

Kenneth McK. Norrie

in Law and Medicine: Current Legal Issues Volume 3

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198299189
eISBN:
9780191685644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198299189.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Medical Law

Since the early 1990s, the starting point of any discussion of most aspects of child law has invariably been a reference to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. One of the few ... More


The scope of the offense of child destruction

John Keown

in The Law and Ethics of Medicine: Essays on the Inviolability of Human Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199589555
eISBN:
9780191741036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589555.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

This chapter considers the scope of the crime of child destruction, contrary to section 1 of the Infant Life (Preservation) Act 1929. The section punishes the destruction of a child “capable of being ... More


Policing Pregnancy: Rights and Wrongs

Meredith Blake

in Law and Medicine: Current Legal Issues Volume 3

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198299189
eISBN:
9780191685644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198299189.003.0017
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Medical Law

This chapter explores and evaluates the idea that a pregnant woman should be the subject of legal regulation in order to protect the welfare of her unborn child. The concept of ‘maternal–foetal ... More


Patient Autonomy—A Turn in the Tide?

Rebecca Bailey-Harris

in Law and Medicine: Current Legal Issues Volume 3

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198299189
eISBN:
9780191685644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198299189.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Medical Law

The genesis of this chapter was the decision of the Court of Appeal in St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust v. S; R. v. Collins and Others, ex parte S. The decision under consideration here highlights a ... More


Tijuana

Kathryn Talalay

in Composition in Black and White: The Life of Philippa Schuyler

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195113938
eISBN:
9780199853816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195113938.003.0035
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Philippa left Europe after her discovery of the surprise pregnancy. She called her mother's nephew and he gave her a number of someone in California who knew a doctor from Mexico. She flew to the ... More


The Black Lawyer: Preserving Testimony

Koritha Mitchell

in Living with Lynching: African American Lynching Plays, Performance, and Citizenship, 1890-1930

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036491
eISBN:
9780252093524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036491.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter traces the shift in the community conversation from an emphasis on black soldiers who return from fighting overseas and must be defended by white attorneys to the increasing visibility ... More


Why Climate-Change Skeptics Are Wrong

Kristin Shrader-Frechette

in What Will Work: Fighting Climate Change with Renewable Energy, Not Nuclear Power

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199794638
eISBN:
9780199919277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794638.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Chapter 1 begins by stressing the severity of climate change (CC) and showing how, contrary to popular belief, atomic energy is not a viable solution to ... More


“Mon Adèle”

Christopher H. Johnson

in Becoming Bourgeois: Love, Kinship, and Power in Provincial France, 1670-1880

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453984
eISBN:
9781501701290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453984.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter analyzes the marriage of Eugène and Adèle Galles to illustrate a number of ideas about “bourgeois marriage” in nineteenth-century France. Drawing on some 258 letters between Adèle and ... More


‘Difficulties, at present in no Degree clear'd up’: The Controversial Mother, 1600–1800

Carolyn D. Williams

in The Female Body in Medicine and Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846314728
eISBN:
9781846316289
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316289.002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses some interdisciplinary controversies surrounding conception, pregnancy and labour within a broad range of texts and case histories. It focuses on the debates on two issues: the ... More


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