Selective Reduction: “A Soft Cover for Hard Choices” or Another Name for Abortion?

Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 43 (2):196-205 (2015)
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Abstract

Selective reduction and abortion both involve the termination of fetal life, but they are classified by different designations to underscore the notion that they are regarded as fundamentally different medical procedures: the two are performed using distinct techniques by different types of physicians, upon women under very different circumstances, in order to further dramatically different objectives. Hence, the two procedures appear to call for a distinct moral calculus, and they have traditionally evoked contradictory reactions from society. This essay posits that despite their different appellations, selective reduction and abortion are essentially equivalent

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The Bad Mother: Stigma, Abortion and Surrogacy.Paula Abrams - 2015 - Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 43 (2):179-191.
Disclosure Two Ways.Erin B. Bernstein - 2015 - Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 43 (2):245-254.

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