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Informed Consent Laws for Abortion: What Do Women Have a "Right to Know?"

Abstract As of 2019, 30 US states have adopted abortion-specific informed consent laws that require state health departments to develop and disseminate written informational materials to patients seeking an abortion. Abortion is the only medical procedure for which states dictate the content of informed consent counseling. State abortion counseling materials have been criticized for containing inaccurate and misleading information, but overall, informed consent laws for abortion do not often receive national attention. The objective of this project was to determine the importance of informed consent laws to achieving the larger goal of dismantling the right to abortion. I found that informed consent counseling materials in most states contain a full... (more)
Created Date 2020-05
Contributor Venkatraman, Richa (Author) / Maienschein, Jane (Thesis Director) / Brian, Jennifer (Thesis Director) / Abboud, Carolina (Committee Member) / Historical, Philosophical & Religious Studies / School of Life Sciences / School of Life Sciences / Barrett, The Honors College
Subject Reproductive Health / Abortion / Informed Consent
Series Academic Year 2019-2020
Type Text
Extent 147 pages
Language English
Collaborating Institutions Barrett, the Honors College
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