Accession Number : ADA317879

Title :   A Chronicle of Abortion Legality, Medicaid Funding, and Parental Involvement Laws, 1967-1994.

Descriptive Note : Working paper series 96-08,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s) : Merz, Jon F. ; Klerman, Jacob A. ; Jackson, Catherine A.

PDF Url : ADA317879

Report Date : MAY 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : Empirical analyses of the effect of abortion regulation on demographic and health outcomes has been hampered by the difficulty of reconstructing what legal rules were in place in each state at a given point in time. Summarizing the results of a detailed review of the primary legal sources published elsewhere, this paper provides the required chronology. For three legal issues - the legality of abortion, Medicaid funding, and parental involvement - the paper reviews the broad legal issues, discusses the crucial Supreme Court cases, and includes figures documenting the dates on which the in-force legal rules in each state changed.

Descriptors :   *ABORTION, HEALTH, DEMOGRAPHY, HISTORY, REGULATIONS, LEGISLATION, LAW ENFORCEMENT.

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Government and Political Science
      Sociology and Law
      Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE