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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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Defining Personhood: Toward the Ethics of Quality in Clinical Care

Sarah Bishop Merrill - Philosophy - 1998 - 222 pages
...being a person, especially a person who needs medical care. 9. Defining Personhood in Biomedical Ethics When those trained in the respective disciplines of...knowledge, is not in a position to speculate as to the answer.55 The aspects of things that are most important for us are hidden because of their simplicity...
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Abortion and the Ways We Value Human Life

Jeffrey H. Reiman - Philosophy - 1999 - 127 pages
...in The Problem of Abortion, ed. Joel Feinberg, 2nd ed. (Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, 1984), 58-64. 6. "We need not resolve the difficult question of when life...to speculate as to the answer" (Roe v. Wade, 410 US 113, 159 [1973] [Blackmun, J., for the Court]). 7. "Viability, which focuses on technological factors...
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Privacy and the Constitution, Volume 1

Madeleine Mercedes Plasencia - Law - 1999 - 1125 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. Opinion of the Court 410 US It should be sufficient to note briefly the wide divergence of thinking...
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Moving the Mountain: The Women's Movement in America Since 1960

Flora Davis - Social Science - 1999 - 628 pages
...that the word "person," as used in the Fourteenth Amendment, does not include the unborn. . . . We need not resolve the difficult question of when life...is not in a position to speculate as to the answer. In the Georgia case, the Court again emphasized the doctor's right to make medical judgments (as opposed...
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Religion and the Common Good: Catholic Contributions to Building Community ...

Brian Stiltner - Religion - 1999 - 203 pages
...marshaled to support the need for a political resolution that is independent of those opinions: We need not resolve the difficult question of when life...knowledge, is not in a position to speculate as to the answer.6 I have criticized liberalism for failing to account religion as an intellectual resource or...
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We the People: The Fourteenth Amendment and the Supreme Court

Michael J. Perry - Law - 2001 - 286 pages
...conception." The Court said that "[w]e need not resolve the difficult question of when life begins. . . . [T]he judiciary, at this point in the development...not in a position to speculate as to the answer." 28 But the proper question was not what answer the judiciary, or anyone else, would give, but only...
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The Era of World War II Through Contemporary Times

Kathy Sammis - History - 2000 - 122 pages
...from the Fourteenth Amendment, life begins at conception and is present throughout pregnancy.... We need not resolve the difficult question of when life...not in a position to speculate as to the answer.... (a) For the stage prior to approximately the end of the first trimester, the abortion decision and...
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The American Constitutional Experience: Selected Readings & Supreme Court ...

Richard M Battistoni - Constitutional law - 2000 - 175 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 areas other than criminal abortion, the law has been reluctant to endorse any theory that...
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A Short History of Medical Ethics

Albert R. Jonsen - Medical - 2000 - 153 pages
...Constitution, and thus does not have the rights guaranteed by the Constitution. The decision noted, "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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Moral Uncertainty and Its Consequences

Ted Lockhart - Philosophy - 2000 - 232 pages
...of fetal personhood in the Roe v. Wade majority opinion contains the following curious passage: We need not resolve the difficult question of when life...knowledge, is not in a position to speculate as to the answer.2 The "question of when life begins" clearly was the question of fetal personhood, since there...
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