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They may, however, be tempted to pass responsibility onto the politicians who have failed to provide a clear legal framework so that professionals know where they stand and what treatment options are available to them under what circumstances.

Yes, and that produces pressure for legislation. I assume that one needn't alter that constitution of yours in order to define "substantial risk to the life of the mother".

by Katrin on Thu Nov 22nd, 2012 at 10:32:18 AM EST
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No - the purpose of legislation is to define the constitution in more detail. A new can be challenged as "unconstitutional", and then the Supreme court had the final word on whether it is or not.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Thu Nov 22nd, 2012 at 10:44:41 AM EST
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