Prenatal diagnosis, genetics and reproductive decision-making

Bennett, Belinda (2001) Prenatal diagnosis, genetics and reproductive decision-making. Journal of Law and Medicine, 9(1), pp. 28-40.

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Recent developments in genetic science will potentially have a significant impact on reproductive decision-making by adding to the list of conditions which can be diagnosed through prenatal diagnosis. This article analyses the jurisdictional variations that exist in Australian abortion laws and examines the extent to which Australian abortion laws specifically provide for termination of pregnancy on the grounds of fetal disability. The article also examines the potential impact of pre-implantation genetic diagnosis on reproductive decision-making and considers the meaning of reproductive autonomy in the context of the new genetics.

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ID Code: 71295
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1320-159X
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Health Law Research
Current > Schools > School of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2001 Thomson Legal and Regulatory
Deposited On: 09 May 2014 01:39
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2015 05:38

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