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The “Other” Problem in the Quest for Pregnant Women’s Personhood
Speaker: Lynn M. Paltrow, Founder and Executive Director, National Advocates for Pregnant Women
In writing about Catherine Shine’s case [Shine v. Vega, 709 N.E.2d 58 (1999)], George Annas explained that the “only justification for the use of restraints in an emergency is to prevent patients from physically harming themselves or others.” The claim that a woman is pregnant with an “other,” however, has provided the justification for state action depriving pregnant women of virtually every right we associate with constitutionalView more
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