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Pregnant women with fetal abnormalities: the forgotten people in the abortion debate.

Abstract:

Abortion law reform focuses on early abortion. Women wanting to have a family who have a fetal abnormality detected later in pregnancy are neglected in the debate and harmed by the consequences of current legal uncertainty. Unclear abortion laws compromise: the quality of prenatal testing; management when an abnormality is found; and patient care, through obstetricians' fears of legal repercussions. Women carrying a fetus with an abnormality are being denied abortion, even when the abnormalit...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, HUM, Philosophy, Philosophy Postholders
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Australasian Medical Publishing Company Publisher's website
Journal:
The Medical journal of Australia Journal website
Volume:
188
Issue:
2
Pages:
100-103
Publication date:
2008-01-05
EISSN:
1326-5377
ISSN:
0025-729X
URN:
uuid:1962d8cf-16b9-48b2-afea-da0aa12c4db3
Source identifiers:
192327
Local pid:
pubs:192327

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