Abortion and the Constitution: the need for a life-protective amendment.

@article{Destro1975AbortionAT,
  title={Abortion and the Constitution: the need for a life-protective amendment.},
  author={R. Destro},
  journal={California law review},
  year={1975},
  volume={63 5},
  pages={
          1250-351
        }
}
  • R. Destro
  • Published 1975
  • Political Science, Medicine
  • California law review
As a result of the recent congressional hearings held on proposed constitutional amendments designed to overturn the rulings of the United States Supreme Court concerning abortion, the abortion controversy has once again become a major topic of public interest. The author seeks to identify the two distinct areas of debate involved in the issue and to discuss, in particular, the central topic raised by many of the proposals-the rights of the unborn. It is a misfortune if a judge reads his… Expand
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