Sexuality and Disability

, Volume 12, Issue 2, pp 135–153

The politics of prenatal testing and selective abortion

Authors

  • Lisa Blumberg
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF02547888

Cite this article as:
Blumberg, L. Sex Disabil (1994) 12: 135. doi:10.1007/BF02547888

Abstract

This article addresses difficult issues regarding the decision to have children for women with and without a disability. Specifically, the paper discusses the current trend toward prenatal screenings and abortions for women expected to be carrying fetuses that are “defective”. Societal attitudes regarding women with disabilities are discussed in light of the women's decision whether to have a child with a disability.

Key words

Abortionwomenreproduction

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© Human Sciences Press, Inc 1994