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In the last few years most states have reduced the age of majority from 21 to 18. In 1974, the right of an unmarried 18-year-old girl to consent for all areas of her own medical care, including birth control, has been recognized by 45 states and the District of Columbia. In 48 states and the District, 18-year-old unmarried girls may consent for most(More)
This article enumerates the possible legal questions that would have to be faced should the Hogan-Helms amendment to the U.S. Constitution be passed. The purpose of the amendment is to make all abortions illegal; the fetus is defined as a human being "from the moment of conception." Beyond the problems of defing the "moment of conception" and of the(More)