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15 Annals Health L. [i] (2006)

handle is hein.journals/anohl15 and id is 1 raw text is: ANNALS OF HEALTH LAW
VOLUME 15, ISSUE 1                                           WINTER 2006
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The States Race with the Federal
Government for Stem Cell
Research ................................. JOANNA K. SAX, PH.D.           1
This article presents an innovative study of the effect of individual states and private
institutes in pushing forward stem cell research despite a federal ban on creating new
stem cell lines. The author analyzes the impact of state legislation, proposing that states
are reacting to federal policy by serving as laboratories for what is traditionally
federally funded biomedical research.
Conscience Clauses and Oral Contraceptives:
Conscientious Objection or
Calculated Obstruction? ........ MARY K. COLLINS, C.N.M., M.N.           37
This article examines the ethical and legal implications of conscience clauses, which
allow pharmacists to refuse to fill prescriptions for oral contraceptives due to their belief
that they may constitute abortifacients. The author provides an informative background
on contraception and the history of how abortion has been viewed in this country, then
takes a critical look at some of the conscience laws already in existence, using a
bioethical framework to examine them. She concludes by providing suggestions to
reduce the negative ethical implications resulting from the enactment of conscience
Is Obesity Really the Next Tobacco?
Lessons Learned from Tobacco
for Obesity Litigation ............... BROOKE COURTNEY, M.P.H.           61
This article draws important lessons from the history of tobacco litigation that can be
applied to the current obesity problem in the United States. The author's close analysis
of potential issues surrounding the obesity problem in this country yields the conclusion
that litigation alone may not be the best answer. Her article offers a compelling
perspective on the history of tobacco litigation, a thorough analysis of the issues
surrounding the obesity problem and several potential perspectives on dealing with the
situation at hand.
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