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Abortion and Disgust

  title={Abortion and Disgust},
  author={Courtney Megan Cahill},
  journal={Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review},
  • C. Cahill
  • Published 19 October 2012
  • Psychology
  • Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review
This Article uses disgust theory — defined as the insights on disgust by psychologists and social scientists — to critique disgust’s role in abortion lawmaking. Its point of departure is a series of developments that independently highlight and call into question the relationship between abortion and disgust. First, the Supreme Court introduced disgust as a valid basis for abortion regulation in its 2007 case Gonzales v. Carhart. Second, psychologists have recently discovered a strong enough… 

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