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Legal moralism and restrictions on abortion.

In 2008, 98percent of South Dakota counties had no abortion provider, so most women would have to travel to reach one, arranging care for children at home, taking several days off work, and paying not only for the abortion and transportation, but also for lodging during the mandatory waiting period. Those sure sound like substantial obstacles to obtaining an abortion, but given the complete absence of analysis in 1992's Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey, how are we to know?

Also: Alice Dreger thinks Dr. Oz might be more ethical if his show was more like a nineteenth-century freak show; April Michelle Herndon looks at some of the ramifications of calling obesity a disease; and Ross White examines a recent study on the lack of primary care providers, along with some possible solutions to the problem.

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Title Annotation:Bioethics Forum:
Author:Steinbock, Bonnie
Publication:The Hastings Center Report
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Jul 1, 2011
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