Blackard v. Memphis Area Medical Center for Women

Blackard v. Memphis Area Medical Center for Women

Plaintiffs, Michael, Sharon and Ashley Blackard, filed the instant action in the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee alleging that Defendants, Memphis Area Medical Center for Women, Inc. (“MCW”) and Fazel Manejwala, M.D., violated the Tennessee Parental Consent for Abortion by Minors Act (the “Act” or the “Parental Consent Act”), Tennessee Code Annotated §§ 37-10-301 to -307 (1996). Plaintiffs claim that Defendants performed an abortion on Ashley Blackard, who was then a seventeen-year-old minor, without the consent of her parents, Michael and Sharon Blackard, and assert a battery claim, based on the alleged violation of the Act and common law. Plaintiffs Michael and Sharon Blackard also asserted a claim for interference with family relations based on the Act.

Blackard v. Memphis Area Medical Center for Women

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