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Date of Publication: June 30
Year of Publication: 2022
Publication City: Washington, DC
Publisher: The Hill
Author(s): Carter Dillard
Now that the Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade, “trigger laws” and formerly stale abortion restrictions in numerous states are going into effect.
This raises a new question: Do governments take on any legal obligations when, in the words of former Justice Blackmun in the 1992 Casey case, they “conscript women’s bodies” to act as surrogates for the state? In limited circumstances, the answer is clearly, yes.
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