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Bearing Children in Wrongful Life Cases

David DeGrazia

in Creation Ethics: Reproduction, Genetics, and Quality of Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195389630
eISBN:
9780199949731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195389630.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

After introducing two terrible genetic conditions and the concept of wrongful life, the chapter explores the ethics of wrongful life cases with considerable attention to conceptual issues that bear ... More


Beyond Abortion: The Fetus in Tort and Criminal Law

Bonnie Steinbock

in Life Before Birth: The Moral and Legal Status of Embryos and Fetuses

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195341621
eISBN:
9780199897131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195341621.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter examines the legal status of the unborn in areas beyond abortion: fetal homicide, prenatal and preconception torts, prenatal wrongful death, and wrongful-life suits. The interest view ... More


Having Children: The Anti‐Natal View

David Benatar

in Better Never to Have Been: The Harm of Coming into Existence

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199296422
eISBN:
9780191712005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296422.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter argues that it is always wrong to have children. To this end, it discusses the purported right to reproductive freedom. It is argued that this is best understood as a legal rather than a ... More


In Defence of Genethical Parity

Tim Bayne

in Procreation and Parenthood: The Ethics of Bearing and Rearing Children

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199590704
eISBN:
9780191595547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590704.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Can a person be harmed or wronged by being brought into existence? Can a person be benefited by being brought into existence? Following David Heyd, the chapter will refer to these questions as ... More


Other Actions in Obstetrics and Midwifery

John Seymour

in Childbirth and the Law

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198264682
eISBN:
9780191682759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198264682.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

This chapter considers two remaining — and more questionable — actions for negligence in obstetrics and midwifery: wrongful death and wrongful life. When unsatisfactory care has led to a stillbirth, ... More


Competing Discourses on Value and Quality of Human Life

Smitha Nizar

in The Contradiction in Disability Law: Selective Abortions and Rights

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199466658
eISBN:
9780199087174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199466658.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

The theological, ethical, and legal philosophies that value the inherent worth of human life and contradict selection and elimination of human beings have been studied in this chapter. The legal ... More


The Limits of Reproductive Freedom

David Benatar

in Procreation and Parenthood: The Ethics of Bearing and Rearing Children

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199590704
eISBN:
9780191595547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590704.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

It is argued that the strength or scope of the right to reproductive freedom currently recognized in liberal democracies needs to be reconsidered, such that it does not include a right to engage in ... More


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