Skip to content
Studies in Law and Medicine

The Hatch-Eagleton Constitutional Amendment Proposal on Abortion: A Legal Analysis

Americans United for Life published “Studies in Law and Medicine” in the 1970s and 1980s, spotlighting issues pertaining to the human right to life across the bioethics spectrum. As Americans United for Life celebrates our 50th anniversary, we are making these issues available for the first time since their print publication.

Prolonging Life and Withdrawing Treatment: Legal Issues by Dennis J. Horan, Victor G. Rosenblum, Lynn D. Wardle, and Steven R. Valentine

Presented in this publication of the AUL Studies in Law and Medicine series are the legal analyses of the Hatch-Eagleton proposed constitutional amendment on abortion, which were prepared at the request of the Senate Constitution Subcommittee by AUL lawyers Horan, Rosenblum, Wardle, and Valentine. 

The following testimonies and articles were presented before the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, at Washington, D.C. on March 7, 1983.