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Vol 21 No 9 Sept/Oct 2016

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Goode on Commercial Law

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Perfecting Pregnancy: Law, Disability, and the Future of Reproduction

ISBN13: 9780521765206
Published: June 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £69.99

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Prenatal and preimplantation testing technologies have offered unprecedented access to information about the genetic and congenital makeup of our prospective progeny.

Future developments such as preconception testing, non-intrusive prenatal testing and more extensive preimplantation testing promise to increase that access further still. The result may be greater reproductive choice, but it also increases the burden on women and men to avail themselves of these technologies in order to avoid having a child with a disability.

The overwhelming question for legislators has been whether and, if so, how to regulate the use of these technologies in the face of compelling but seemingly contradictory claims about the advancement of reproductive choice and the dangers of eugenic or discriminatory effects.

This book examines the evolution of this legislative oversight across a number of jurisdictions and explores the tensions and ambiguities that inform these laws.

Medical Law
1. Disability
2. Risk
3. Terminations
4. De-selections
5. Interpretations
6. Futures.