The Supreme Court: Controlling Our Bodies

Controlling Our Bodies

Most of us think of the abortion issue when someone talks about court cases that involve control of our bodies. Whether you are male or female, you probably have very strong feelings about legalized abortion.

But that is not the only issue that has come before the Supreme Court relating to who gets to say what you or the government can do to your body. Drug testing, euthanasia, and the legalization of medical marijuana are all issues that have been the subject of recent cases decided by the Supreme Court.

In this section, I'll review the key cases that control what you can or cannot do to your body, as well as what the government can or cannot do to your body.

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Excerpted from The Complete Idiot's Guide to The Supreme Court © 2004 by Lita Epstein, J.D.. All rights reserved including the right of reproduction in whole or in part in any form. Used by arrangement with Alpha Books, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc.