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Gestationalism and the rghts of adolescent mothers

Gestationalism and the rghts of adolescent mothers
Gestationalism and the rghts of adolescent mothers
In this paper, I explore the ways in which consideration of adolescent parents forces us to confront and question common presuppositions about parental rights. In particular, I argue that recognising the right of adolescent mothers not to be forcibly separated from their newborn children justifies rejecting the notion that parental rights are (a) all acquired in the same manner and (b) acquired as a ‘bundle’ of concomitant moral rights. I conclude that children and adolescents who conceive and give birth have some parental rights concerning their newborn children–in particular, the right not to be forcibly separated from those children–even if they do not have the ‘full complement’ of parental rights as we generally characterise these.
2194-5616
239-254
Baron, Teresa
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Baron, Teresa
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Baron, Teresa (2020) Gestationalism and the rghts of adolescent mothers. Moral Philosophy and Politics, 7 (2), 239-254. (doi:10.1515/mopp-2019-0045).

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In this paper, I explore the ways in which consideration of adolescent parents forces us to confront and question common presuppositions about parental rights. In particular, I argue that recognising the right of adolescent mothers not to be forcibly separated from their newborn children justifies rejecting the notion that parental rights are (a) all acquired in the same manner and (b) acquired as a ‘bundle’ of concomitant moral rights. I conclude that children and adolescents who conceive and give birth have some parental rights concerning their newborn children–in particular, the right not to be forcibly separated from those children–even if they do not have the ‘full complement’ of parental rights as we generally characterise these.

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e-pub ahead of print date: 28 May 2020
Published date: 1 October 2020

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Local EPrints ID: 447432
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/447432
ISSN: 2194-5616
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Last modified: 28 Apr 2022 06:15

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