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" We need not resolve the difficult question of when life begins. When those trained in the respective disciplines of medicine, philosophy, and theology are unable to arrive at any consensus, the judiciary, at this point in the development of man's knowledge,... "
The Human Life Bill: Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Separation of ... - Page 742
by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Separation of Powers - 1982
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The Ninth Amendment and the Politics of Creative Jurisprudence: Disparaging ...

Marshall L. DeRosa - Law - 216 pages
...therefore, the State has a compelling interest in protecting that life from and after conception. We need not resolve the difficult question of when life...knowledge, is not in a position to speculate as to the answer.26 Such disclaimers notwithstanding, Justice Blackmun invests a significant portion of his reasoning...
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Democracy's Discontent: America in Search of a Public Philosophy

Michael J. Sandel - Political Science - 1998 - 417 pages
...that life from and after conception."41 The Court then claimed to be neutral on that question: "We need not resolve the difficult question of when life...are unable to arrive at any consensus, the judiciary ... is not in a position to speculate as to the answer." It then noted "the wide divergence of thinking...
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Controlling Reproduction: An American History

Andrea Tone - History - 1997 - 243 pages
...therefore, the State has a compelling interest in protecting that life from and after conception. We need not resolve the difficult question of when life...is not in a position to speculate as to the answer. . . . In view of all this, we do not agree that, by adopting one theory of life, Texas may override...
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Feminisms: An Anthology of Literary Theory and Criticism

Robyn R. Warhol, Diane Price Herndl - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 1207 pages
...question of the nature and boundaries of human life. As Justice Blackmun puts it in Roe vs. Wade: "We need not resolve the difficult question of when life...is not in a position to speculate as to the answer" [27]. In the case of Roe t:y. Wade, the legality of abortion is derived from the pregnant couple's...
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Sex, Morality, and the Law

Lori Gruen, George E. Panichas - Philosophy - 1997 - 454 pages
...therefore, the State has a compelling interest in protecting that life from and after conception. We need not resolve the difficult question of when life...is not in a position to speculate as to the answer. . . In view of all this, we do not agree that, by adopting one theory of life, Texas may override the...
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In Pursuit of Privacy: Law, Ethics, and the Rise of Technology

Judith Wagner DeCew - Law - 1997 - 199 pages
...Life Bills that have been submitted as attempts to overturn the Roe decision. Blackmun argued, "We need not resolve the difficult question of when life...knowledge, is not in a position to speculate as to the answer."13 Even if at that point in the development of man's knowledge, namely 1973, such a determination...
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Women's Rights in the U.S.A.: Policy Debates and Gender Roles

Dorothy M. Stetson, Dorothy E. McBride - Political Science - 1997 - 383 pages
.../ am Roe (New York: HarperCollins) appeared in 1994. 10. The Court refused to determine when human life begins: "When those trained in the respective...position to speculate as to the answer" (Roe v. Wade, p. 154). 1 1. The companion case, Doe v. Bolton,4lQ US 179 (1973), invalidated ALIinspired statutes....
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Cultural Conceptions: On Reproductive Technologies and the Remaking of Life

Valerie Hartouni - Medical - 1997 - 175 pages
...Roe to make a (formal) determination as to the life status of the fetus. As Justice Blackmun put it, "When those trained in the respective disciplines...at any consensus, the judiciary, at this point in man's knowledge, is not in a position to speculate as to the answer." 11 The Court nevertheless established...
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The Use of Social Science Data in Supreme Court Decisions

Rosemary J. Erickson, Rita James Simon - Law - 1998 - 190 pages
...considered against important state interest in regulation" (154). Blackmun (159) also notes that the Court need not resolve the difficult question of when life...not in a position to speculate as to the answer." Another issue not addressed, and which the Court said it would not judge in this decision, is the constitutionality...
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The Birth of Bioethics

Albert R. Jonsen - Medical - 2003 - 448 pages
...Amendment and, thus, does not have the rights guaranteed by the Constitution. The justices ruminated, "We need not resolve the difficult question of when life...not in a position to speculate as to the answer." Nevertheless, the Court allowed that the medical determination of viability, "the capability of meaningful...
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