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Author Nizar, Smitha, author.

Title The contradiction in disability law : selective abortions and rights / Smitha Nizar
Edition First edition
Published New Delhi, India : Oxford University Press, 2016
©2016

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Description 1 online resource (lxii, 220 pages)
Contents The interplay between natural and social selection -- Competiting discourses on value and quality of human life -- Varied perspectives on sex- and disability-selective abortions -- Perfection at the cost of excellence : implications of disability-selective abortions -- The equality : non-discrimination gaze on the right to life -- Disability-selective abortions in national and international law -- Deliberated decisions, not automated response : the new discourse on disability-selective abortions
Summary This title explicates the unproblematic perception towards disability selective abortions. It demonstrates the wrongness of selective abortions, but without entering the realm of a womens right to take decisions about her body and analyses the legitimacy of automatic decision taken to abort the fetus, once diagnosed with disability
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-210) and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on October 10, 2016)
Subject People with disabilities -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- India
Sex preselection -- Law and legislation -- India
Abortion -- Law and legislation -- India
Abortion -- Law and legislation.
People with disabilities -- Legal status, laws, etc.
Sex preselection -- Law and legislation.
India.
United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (New York, 13 December 2006).
Invalidity.
Abortion.
Human life.
Human rights.
Ethics.
India.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780199087174
0199087172