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dc.contributor.editorDhein, Kelleen_US
dc.creatorHigginbotham, Victoria
dc.date2019-07-26en_US
dc.date.accessioned2019-07-26T01:48:02Z
dc.date.available2019-07-26T01:48:02Z
dc.date.created2019-07-25
dc.identifier.urihttps://hpsrepository.asu.edu/handle/10776/13115
dc.description.abstractOn 2 July 1979, the United States Supreme Court decided Bellotti v. Baird, ruling that a Massachusetts law that prohibited minors from obtaining abortions without parental consent was unconstitutional. That law prohibited minors from receiving abortions without permission from both of their parents or a superior court judge. Under that law, if one or both of the minor’s parents denied consent, the minor could petition a superior court judge who would determine whether the minor was competent enough to make the decision to abort on her own. In addition to judging the minor’s competency, a superior court judge could also determine whether the abortion was in the minor’s best interest. The Supreme Court upheld a lower court’s decision and ruled that the existing Massachusetts law was unconstitutional. The Supreme Court’s ruling on Bellotti v. Baird affirmed that minors had the right to choose an abortion and that the decision to abort was personal and could not be overridden or vetoed by a third party.en_US
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dc.publisherArizona State University. School of Life Sciences. Center for Biology and Society. Embryo Project Encyclopedia.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofEmbryo Project Encyclopediaen_US
dc.rightsCopyright Arizona Board of Regentsen_US
dc.subjectLawen_US
dc.subject.lcshFamily planningen_US
dc.subject.lcshTrials (Abortion)en_US
dc.subject.lcshAbortionen_US
dc.subject.lcshAbortion--Law and legislation--United Statesen_US
dc.subject.lcshAbortion--Government policy--United Statesen_US
dc.subject.lcshLandmark U.S. Supreme Court decisionsen_US
dc.subject.lcshabortion rights movementsen_US
dc.subject.lcshMassachusettsen_US
dc.subject.lcshUS Supreme Court landmark casesen_US
dc.subject.lcshpro-choice movementsen_US
dc.subject.lcshAbortion applicantsen_US
dc.titleBellotti v. Baird (1979)en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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dc.rights.licenseLicensed as Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/en_US
dc.subject.embryoLegalen_US
dc.subject.tagAbortionen_US
dc.subject.tagSupreme Courten_US
dc.description.typeArticlesen_US


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