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Addressing the Inequities in Access to Reproductive Healthcare for Gay Male Couples

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abstract
The current system of federalism in the United States that allows individual state control over reproductive healthcare laws creates a discriminatory impact for gay male couples based upon geographic location. Thus, gay male couples who seek to become parents whe re one of the intended fathers is biologically related to the child , may be unable to do so depending on the laws that govern reproductive technology in the state they live in. In order to remedy this blatant discrimination, the United States Supreme Court should extend the currently recognized constitutional right to reproduce. This extension would allow the current right to reproduce to encompass a negative right to access reproductive healthcare. The Supreme Court should declare that all United States ci tizens should be able to access the means necessary to reproduce regardless of their classification.
subject
Discrimination
Federalism
Gay Male Couples
Inequities
Law
Reproductive Healthcare
contributor
Wyont, Logan Matthew (author)
Coughlin, Christine N. (committee chair)
Iltis, Ana S. (committee member)
Parker, Wendy (committee member)
date
2018-05-24T08:36:09Z (accessioned)
2018-05-24T08:36:09Z (available)
2018 (issued)
degree
Bioethics (discipline)
identifier
http://hdl.handle.net/10339/90728 (uri)
language
en (iso)
publisher
Wake Forest University
title
Addressing the Inequities in Access to Reproductive Healthcare for Gay Male Couples
type
Thesis

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