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Protecting future children from in-utero harm

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Actions of pregnant women can cause harm to their future children. However, even if the possible harm is serious and likely to occur, the law will generally not intervene. A pregnant woman is regarded as an autonomous person who is entitled to make her own decisions. A fetus in-utero has no legal right to protection. In striking contrast, the child, if born alive, may sue for injury in-utero; and the child is entitled to be protected by being removed from her parents if necessary for her p...

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Accepted
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
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Wellcome Trust
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Savulescu, J
Grant:
WT086041/Z/08/Z
Publisher:
Wiley
Journal:
Bioethics More from this journal
Publication date:
2015-01-01
ISSN:
1467-8519
Pubs id:
pubs:591034
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uuid:6918254d-1619-456c-9ed5-3ba6ce630198
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pubs:591034
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591034
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2016-01-19

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