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The best possible child.

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Julian Savulescu argues for two principles of reproductive ethics: reproductive autonomy and procreative beneficence, where the principle of procreative beneficence is conceptualised in terms of a duty to have the child, of the possible children that could be had, who will have the best opportunity of the best life. Were it to be accepted, this principle would have significant implications for the ethics of reproductive choice and, in particular, for the use of prenatal testing and other repr...

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10.1136/jme.2006.018176

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Nuffield Department of Population Health, Population Health
Role:
Author
Journal:
Journal of medical ethics
Volume:
33
Issue:
5
Pages:
279-283
Publication date:
2007-05-05
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EISSN:
1473-4257
ISSN:
0306-6800
URN:
uuid:cd33903b-cf22-4950-a540-c93cb879097b
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162623
Local pid:
pubs:162623

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