Golden Gate University Law Review


Alison Erca


This Note will trace the development of the right to privacy as applied to abortion funding and as interpreted by the United States and California Supreme Courts. Although both courts have recognized the physical and psychological harm from forced childbearing or parenting, only the California court has been willing to unequivocally acknowledge the enormous implications on a woman's education, employment and associational opportunities. For a woman, the right to privacy, inherent in the decision whether or not to bear a child, is essential for personal control of her body. Unlike the United States Supreme Court, the C.D.R.R. court has asserted that all women have the right to procreative choice.