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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


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.
United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (New York, 13 December 2006).
Human life.
Human rights.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780199087174