Document Type


Publication Date

Fall 2012


childbirth, maternity care, gender discrimination, women's rights, pregnancy


The goals of the Article are twofold. First, this Article will demonstrate that while birthing rights issues have been familiar areas of concern for feminist scholarship on women's rights to privacy and equality, neglecting to integrate this work into the law school classroom fails to promote effective legal advocacy for pregnant women. The violation of women's rights during childbirth is a more common problem than reported legal opinions indicate, and few lawyers are prepared to protect clients prospectively or to vindicate women's rights post-childbirth.


Civil Rights and Discrimination | Health Law and Policy | Law and Gender

Recommended Citation

19 Cardozo Journal of Law & Gender 101 (2012).