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Hastings Cent Rep. 1982 Jun;12(3):16-7, 45.

Forced cesareans: the most unkindest cut of all.

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The author reviews and criticizes two recent cases in which the Georgia Supreme Court and a juvenile court in Denver, Colorado, ordered women who were refusing surgical interventions during labor to undergo them. He contends that the judges had to decide too hastily for adequate analysis of the legal precedents, and argues that medical, ethical, legal, and practical considerations support the right of a pregnant woman to refuse surgery recommended for the sake of her fetus.

PMID:
7107234
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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