The Troubled Pregnancy
Legal Wrongs and Rights in Reproduction
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Troubled Pregnancy by J. K. Mason
Book DescriptionMason 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521616249
(228mm x 152mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 12-Jul-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author J. K. Mason
Legal and Ethical Aspects of Healthcare, Paperback (March 2009)
his book provides wide-ranging coverage of the most important ethical and moral issues that face healthcare professionals, lawyers and the general public alike.
Troubled Pregnancy, Hardback (July 2007)» View all books by J. K. Mason
Mason explores aspects of pregnancy which involve medico-legal intervention, including unwanted or undesired pregnancies.
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Author Biography - J. K. Mason
Professor J. K. Mason is an Honorary Fellow at the School of Law, University of Edinburgh.
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