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作者 Mason, J. K. (John Kenyon), author
書名 The troubled pregnancy : legal wrongs and rights in reproduction / J. K. Mason
出版項 Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2007
國際標準書號 9780511495366 (ebook)
9780521850759 (hardback)
9780521616249 (paperback)
book jacket
說明 1 online resource (xxvii, 317 pages) : digital, PDF file(s)
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
系列 Cambridge law, medicine, and ethics ; 5
Cambridge law, medicine, and ethics ; 5
附註 Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
The nature of the troubled pregnancy -- Voluntary and involuntary termination of pregnancy -- Antenatal care and the action for wrongful birth -- Unsuccessful sterilisation -- Uncovenanted pregnancy and disability -- Wrongful neonatal life -- The management of the disabled neonate -- Conclusion
Mason looks at the legal response to those aspects of the troubled pregnancy which require or involve medico-legal intervention. The unwanted pregnancy is considered particularly in the light of the Abortion Act 1967, s.1(1)(d) and the related action for so-called wrongful birth due to faulty ante-natal care. The unexpected or uncovenanted birth of a healthy child resulting from failed sterilisation is approached through an analysis of the seminal case of McFarlane and associated cases involving disability in either the neonate or the mother. The disabled neonate's right to sue for its diminished life is discussed and the legal approach to the management of severe congenital disease is analysed - thus following Baroness Hale in believing that care of the newborn is an integral part of pregnancy. Aspects are considered from historical and comparative perspectives, including coverage of experience in the USA, the Commonwealth and Europe
TAEBDC; 2010
鏈接 Print version: 9780521850759
主題 Human reproduction -- Law and legislation
Abortion -- Law and legislation
Sterilization (Birth control) -- Law and legislation
Wrongful life
Newborn infants -- Legal status, laws, etc
Human reproduction -- Law and legislation -- Great Britain
Abortion -- Law and legislation -- Great Britain
Sterilization (Birth control) -- Law and legislation -- Great Britain
Wrongful life -- Great Britain
Newborn infants -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Great Britain
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