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McGeorge Law Review

Abstract

In 1967 the California Legislature enacted the Therapeutic Abortion Act. Although the Act was considered a liberalization of prior law, it retained significant limitations on the circumstances under which abortion was permitted. Recent United States and California Supreme Court decisions have invalidated major provisions of the Act and have specified guidelines for permissible restrictions on the abortion procedure. The author presents a comprehensive analysis of the current status of California abortion law and proposes legislation which conforms to the guidelines set forth in the aforementioned opinions.

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