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Sterilization, State Action and the Concept of Consent

By Robert A Burt and Monroe E Price


A line demarking the propriety of state intervention into the lives of individuals has never been adequately drawn. It is not surprising that such a line is practically nonexistent, from the point of view of legal analysis, when the people subject to intervention are considered mentally retarded. Too infrequently the medical and privacy rights of these individuals go unrecognized and unheeded. There are several factors which collectively account for this

Topics: Law
Publisher: Yale Law School Legal Scholarship Repository
Year: 1975
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