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Presentation
State Legislation Imposing Civil and Criminal Sanctions on Expectant Mothers in an Effort to Protect the Fetus
Journal of Law and Health Lecture Series
  • April L. Cherry, Cleveland State University
Location
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Start Date
7-3-2014 2:50 PM
End Date
7-3-2014 3:30 PM
Description
The link at the above right is to the Mediasite video of this presentation. Professor Cherry's presentation begins at 1:51:42 and ends at 2:30:10. (For best results, view using the Firefox browser) Professor Cherry’s presentation will examine the concept of “maternal deviance” as state legislatures and courts impose civil and criminal penalties on expectant mothers in the interest of protecting the fetus. Her presentation will explore the connection between the “compelling state interest in the fetus” rhetoric, feticide statutes, and the image of maternal orthodoxy that leads us to criminalize the behavior of pregnant women, regardless of mental illness.
Speaker Information

April Cherry is a Professor of Law at the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University. Prior to joining the faculty at Cleveland-Marshall, Professor Cherry was an Assistant Professor of Law at Florida State University College of Law from 1992-1999. Prior to beginning law teaching, she clerked for Chief Judge Judith Rogers of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals and was an associate with the Washington, D.C., law firm of Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker. Professor Cherry's primary research focus is on reproductive rights and technologies. Her teaching areas include, property, women and the law, and a new seminar on parents, children and the state. Prof. Cherry holds a B.A. from Vassar College and a J.D. from Yale Law School.

Citation Information
April L. Cherry. "State Legislation Imposing Civil and Criminal Sanctions on Expectant Mothers in an Effort to Protect the Fetus" (2014)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/april_cherry/5/