Thursday, January 11, 2018
Farah Diaz-Tello, Melissa Mikesell and Jill E Adams (Independent, Independent and Independent) have posted Roe's Unfinished Promise: Decriminalizing Abortion Once and for All on SSRN. Here is the abstract:
Roe's Unfinished Promise: Decriminalizing Abortion Once and For All is the first comprehensive paper about the criminalization of non-clinical abortion in the U.S. and efforts to eliminate threats, while increasing protections, for people who end pregnancies outside the formal healthcare system. It includes a chart listing problematic laws state by state, maps highlighting the places where people who self-induce abortion are most at risk of an unjustified arrest, excerpts from relevant statutes, and case summaries. The report concludes with recommendations for efforts to liberate non-clinical abortion from the constraints of misunderstanding and the restraints of criminalization.