“Dobson v. Dobson” and its Implications on Women’s Rights

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"Dobson v. Dobson" and its Implications on Women’s Rights
Introduction
The extent of the state’s intervention against the rights of pregnant women has been an important legal issue and which also fits within the more general social, political, and religious setting of its accompanying culture. As such, the legal commentary regarding intervention in pregnancy is broad and extensive (Nelson, 2004, p. 594). The intervention in pregnant women’s lives and rights by the state can take a multiplicity of forms that can include:
barring women of child-bearing age (pregnant or potentially pregnant women) from certain occupations due to potential risks to the fetus; restricting or prohibiting access to contraceptives, abortion, or both, and imposing...
The end:
..... on the fetus. Certainly, this result would have a dangerous effect on women’s autonomy and privacy.
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