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Devora Shapiro
Southern Oregon University
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Individuals with disabilities face significant challenges, both physically and socially. To claim a disability, therefore, is not something one ought to do lightly. Pregnancy, however, presents a very difficult and interesting case. Pain, discomfort, and inconvenience are often daily aspects of pregnancy, and pregnancy itself can cause physical, as well as social, impediments that can substantially interfere with one's day-to-day work and life. In practice, based on our current laws concerning family leave, ailments brought on by pregnancy can be cited as a temporary disability in certain circumstances. However, the kind of "pregnancyrelated disability" that is built into such leave policies and laws falls short of...
Keywords pregnancy discrimination  feminist bioethics  feminist legal philosophy  feminist philosophy  medical ethics and perganancy
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DOI 10.3138/ijfab.11.1.91
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