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

  title={Abortion and the Constitution: the need for a life-protective amendment.},
  author={R. Destro},
  journal={California law review},
  volume={63 5},
  • 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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Webster and the future of substantive due process.


But what are these profound problems? The preservation of the "quality of life"? See CALJORNIA MEDICINE, supra, note 24 at 69. Overpopulation? See e
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concurring). Convenience? See id. The need to assure each person a "meaningful" life before he or she is permitted to be born?
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San Francisco Chronicle.
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See also address by Congressman John A. Bingham, supra note 378. 407. See note 400 supra
    There was one other occasion when a party litigant raised the issue of his "personhood
      at 11 (current status of abortion controversy characterized as "sellout