Court Overturns Judge’s Demand for Abortion and Sterilization of Mentally-Ill Woman

Posted by Max Shapiro on Jan 30, 2012 5:11:00 PM

In a controversial case, the Massachusetts Appeals Court recently stepped in to protect the rights of a mentally ill woman to decide herself whether to bear her child or have an abortion. The case encompasses the challenging ethical issues involved in treating pregnant women with chronic mental illness and the delicate balance between respecting their autonomy and protecting their best interests and those of an unborn child.

Read more in this article by Attorney Christina Vidoli.

Topics: mental health, patient rights