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    Understanding Shield Laws.David S. Cohen, Greer Donley, Rachel Rebouché & Isabelle Aubrun - 2023 - Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 51 (3):584-591.
    In anticipation of extraterritorial application of antiabortion laws, many states have enacted laws that attempt to shield abortion providers, helpers, and patients from civil, professional, or criminal liability associated with legal abortion care. This essay analyzes and compares the statutory schemes of the seven early adopting shield states: California, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York. After describing what the laws do and how they operate, we offer reflections on coming disputes, areas of legal uncertainty, and ways to (...)
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