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Prenatal testing and disability rights

Author: Erik Parens; Adrienne Asch
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Georgetown University Press, ©2000.
Series: Hastings Center studies in ethics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"In these essays, health care professionals, scholars, and members of the disability community debate the implications of prenatal testing for people with disabilitties and for parent-child relationships generally."--Cover.

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
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Prenatal testing and disability rights.
Washington, D.C. : Georgetown University Press, ©2000
Online version:
Prenatal testing and disability rights.
Washington, D.C. : Georgetown University Press, ©2000
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Erik Parens; Adrienne Asch
ISBN: 0878408037 9780878408030 0878408045 9780878408047 9780878407804 0878407804
OCLC Number: 43615470
Description: xvi, 371 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The disability rights critique of prenatal genetic testing: reflections and recommendations / Erik Parens and Adrienne Asch --
The current state of prenatal genetic testing in the United States / Cynthia M. Powell --
Somewhere a mockingbird / Deborah Kent --
Why I had amniocentesis / Mary Ann Baily --
The experience of disability in families: a synthesis of research and parent narratives / Philip M. Ferguson, Alan Gartner, and Dorothy K. Lipsky --
Ways to limit prenatal testing / William Ruddick --
Disability, prenatal testing, and selective abortion / Bonnie Steinbock --
Technology and the genetic imaginary: prenatal testing and the construction of disability / Bruce Jennings --
Why members of the disability community oppose prenatal diagnosis and selective abortion / Marsha Saxton --
On the expressivity and ethics of selective abortion for disability: conversations with my son / Eva Feder Kittay with Leo Kittay --
The meaning of the act: reflections on the expressive force of reproductive decision making and policies / James Lindemann Nelson --
Assessing the expressive character of prenatal testing: the choices made or the choices made available? / Nancy Press --
Why I haven't changed my mind about prenatal diagnosis: reflections and refinements / Adrienne Asch --
Drawing lines: notes for policymakers / Dorothy C. Wertz --
Line drawing: developing professional standards for prenatal diagnostic services / Jeffrey R. Botkin --
Prenatal genetic testing and the courts / Pilar N. Ossorio --
Reflections from the trenches: one doctor's encounter with disability rights arguments / Steven J. Ralston --
What difference the disability community arguments should make for the delivery of prenatal genetic information / Barbara Bowles Biesecker and Lori Hamby.
Series Title: Hastings Center studies in ethics.
Responsibility: edited by Erik Parens, Adrienne Asch.


Used primarily to decide to abort a fetus that would have been born with mental or physical impairments, prenatal tests arguably reinforce discrimination against and misconceptions about people with  Read more...


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Essential reading for anyone working in perinatal medicine and genetic counseling. Health Progress

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