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March 1983 (Volume 61)
March 1983 | Leonard H. Glantz
The courts are becoming increasingly involved in the area of medical treatment, both in arguments to enforce treatment and to withhold it. While these judicial arguments may implicitly view the patient as person-with constitutional rights and protections-the courts do not explicitly discuss “personhood.” The status of individuals, the rights and obligation due them, and the respect and protection accorded them is the more common (even if inconsistent) language, and framework, of judicial and legislative bodies.
Author(s): Leonard H. Glantz
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Volume 61, Issue 1 (pages 76–100)
Published in 1983
The Politics of Personhood
An Historical Perspective on the Law of Personality and Status with Special Regard to the Human Fetus and the Rights of Women
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