Archive | March, 2015

Science and Law: Griswold v. Connecticut: Can the state control your reproductive choices?

March 17, 2015

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GRISWOLD v. CONNECTICUT 381 U.S. 479 (1965) Today’s case is considered a landmark one for establishing the right to privacy in the U.S., which invalidated a state law preventing couples from accessing contraception in consultation with their doctor. Recently, there has been a great deal of controversy with regard to abortion and even contraception and […]

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Science and Law: Cruzan v. Director, Missouri Department of Health: The right to refuse medical treatment

March 14, 2015

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CRUZAN v. DIRECTOR, MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH 497 U.S. 261 (1990) This case, which came before the Supreme Court in 1990, discusses the ethics of providing life-sustaining treatment to incompetent patients, and became an important precedent for future cases discussing the right to die. Case Background On January 11, 1983 Nancy Beth Cruzan’s car overturned […]

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