Clinical Medical Ethics

Preventing Prenatal Harm

Should the State Intervene?

Authors: Mathieu, D., Morreim, E. Haavi

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The issues explored in this book have unfortunately come to be known as 'maternal-fetal conflicts'. The phrase is unsatisfactory because it is misleading: It places the emphasis on the well-being of the fetus instead of on the born child (who will bear the burden of any harm done prenatally); it assumes a conflict between a pregnant women and her offspring (while the issue is usually more complex and more broadly based); and it incorrectly implies that all pregnant women are appropriately regarded as mothers. For these reasons, I have chosen to avoid the phrase 'matern- fetal conflict' altogether, and will instead speak in terms of 'preventable prenatal harm'. I mention this at the outset, for those of you familiar with 'maternal-fetal conflicts' who might be wondering if I am addressing the same issues. Yes. But I am trying to look at them in a new - and I hope more fruitful - way. I would like to thank the other participants in the Hastings Center's maternal-fetal project - especially those who disageed with me - for being so thought-provoking. And I owe a lasting debt of gratitude to Henry Ruth and Allen Buchanan for their invaluable counsel.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Preventing Prenatal Harm
Book Subtitle
Should the State Intervene?
Authors
Series Title
Clinical Medical Ethics
Series Volume
3
Copyright
1991
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-0-585-27181-1
DOI
10.1007/978-0-585-27181-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-0984-0
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-3745-6
Series ISSN
0926-969X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 156
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