H. L. v. Matheson

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H. L. v. Matheson
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Argued October 6, 1980
Decided March 23, 1981
Full case name H. L. v. Scott M. Matheson, Governor of Utah, et al.
Citations 450 U.S. 398 (more)
Holding
A state may require a doctor to inform a teenaged girl's parents before performing an abortion or face criminal penalty.
Court membership
Case opinions
Majority Burger, joined by Stewart, White, Powell, Rehnquist
Concurrence Stevens
Dissent Marshall, joined by Brennan, Blackmun

H. L. v. Matheson, 450 U.S. 398 (1981) was a United States Supreme Court abortion rights case, according to which a state may require a doctor to inform a teenaged girl's parents before performing an abortion or face criminal penalty.

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Further reading[edit]

  • Bridge, B. (1982). "Parent versus child: H.L. v. Matheson and the new abortion litigation". Wisconsin Law Review 55 (1): 75–116. PMID 11655605. 
  • Medler, M. A. (1982). "H.L. v. Matheson: parental notice prior to abortion". St. Louis University Law Journal 26 (2): 426–446. PMID 11655739. 
  • Wolff, M. H.; Hawn, R. H. (1982). "H.L. v. Matheson and the right of minors to seek abortions". California West Law Review 19 (1): 74–106. PMID 11658632. 

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