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The harm paradox : tort law and the unwanted child in an era of choice / Nicolette Priaulx.

Author/Creator:
Priaulx, Nicolette, 1973-
Publication:
London ; New York : Routledge-Cavendish, 2007.
Format/Description:
Book
xvii, 204 p. ; 24 cm.
Series:
Biomedical law and ethics library
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Subjects:
Wrongful life -- Great Britain.
Wrongful life.
Autonomy (Psychology).
Medical personnel -- Malpractice -- Great Britain.
Medical subjects:
Wrongful Life -- Great Britain.
Liability, Legal -- Great Britain.
Malpractice -- legislation & jurisprudence -- Great Britain.
Personal Autonomy -- Great Britain.
Reproductive Rights -- legislation & jurisprudence -- Great Britain.
Women -- Great Britain.
Contents:
The beginning of the decline
Characterising harm
Loss of autonomy?
Defining the problem
Notes
Injured bodies
Natural born reproducers
Wrongful pregnancy as a personal injury
Orthodox injuries
Harmed minds, harmed bodies
Paradigm shifts
Conclusion
Notes
Health, disability and harm
Emerging dichotomies
The 'disability' exception
Parental autonomy
The importance of context
Rees in the House of Lords
Conclusion : what kind of autonomy?
Notes
The harm paradox
The mitigation ethic
Mitigation is dead
Long live choice!
My family and other animals
Conclusion : a harm paradox?
Notes
Constructions of the reasonable woman
On being responsible
Responsible women
Self-regarding woman : 'still a choice'
Natural woman : 'she had no other choice'
The 'woman in need'
Conclusion : not a choice?
Notes
Reproductive choice, reproductive reality
A (wo)man's right to choose
Reversing nature's discrimination
'In practice abortion is not a choice'
'Women do not experience abortion as a choice'
'Women are conforming, not choosing'
Conclusion
Notes
The moral domain of autonomy
What kind of person?
Beyond personhood
'Autonomous choice' : a relational approach
Being responsible beings
Concluding remarks.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [185]-195) and index.
ISBN:
9781844721078 (hbk.)
1844721078 (hbk.)
9781844721085 (pbk.)
1844721086 (pbk.)
1844721085 (pbk.)
OCLC:
71810064