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Ford, Norman (2012) Fetus. In: Encyclopedia of Applied Ethics, 2nd Ed. Elsevier, San Diego, pp. 314-321,. ISBN 978012376321

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    Abstract

    This article discusses the moral status of the fetus, the principal ethical issues related to the medical and ordinary care due to the fetus during pregnancy, as well as fetal losses and fetal pain. The ethical position adopted is that the fetus is a natural, if not a legal, person and as such is ethically inviolable even though in general this is not legally recognized. Naturally, the pregnant woman and her fetus feature throughout the ethical discussions, granted their close personal ties and mutual interests. The doctor has professional responsibility for the mother and her fetus, both of whose interests could at times be in conflict.

    Item Type: Book Chapters
    Repository Version: Published Version
    Keywords (separated by commas): Dr Norman Ford, fetus, fetal surgery, ectopic pregnancy, stem cells,embryology, genetic screening
    Fields of Research: 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1114 Paediatrics and Reproductive Medicine > 111401 Foetal Development and Medicine
    22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2201 Applied Ethics > 220101 Bioethics (human and animal)
    Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9504 Religion and Ethics > 950401 Bioethics
    Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
    Subject Area(s): D - Ethics / Moral Theology
    A - Philosophy
    Association with University of Divinity: CTC: Catholic Theological College
    Depositing User: Rev Prof Norman Ford
    Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2013 13:49
    Last Modified: 23 Oct 2013 13:49
    URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1257

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