The Politics of Pregnancy: Policy Dilemmas in the Maternal-Fetal Relationship

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Overview

Here is a comprehensive overview and analysis of issues concerning the maternal-fetal relationship, from abortion to surrogate motherhood. Unlike many books which cover reproductive issues in general, this book focuses in-depth on one aspect of reproduction—the maternal-fetal relationship—to give readers a detailed study of the many issues involved. The Politics of Pregnancy discusses public policy dimensions of this relationship and posits new, critical political dilemmas. Many chapters in this unique book also provide significant clinical information as well as conceptual analysis.

The Politics of Pregnancy offers great diversity in terms of the disciplinary backgrounds of the authors and their ideological perspectives. Authors come from many fields, including sociology, political science, pediatrics, ethics, and psychiatry, and provide diverse, sometimes opposing, analytical positions. Some of the topics they debate include:

  • maternal substance use during pregnancy
  • prenatal technology
  • pregnancy and workplace hazards
  • court-ordered obstetrical intervention
  • fetal experimentation

    Readers interested in public and health care policy, nursing, feminism, pediatrics, or ethics, will find The Politics of Pregnancy to be a stimulating and thought-provoking book. This volume also makes an excellent discussion tool for graduate courses in these areas.

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Also published as Women & Politics, v.13, nos.3/4. A comprehensive overview and analysis of policy issues concerning the maternal-fetal relationship, including reproductive technology, in utero experimentation, abortion, court-ordered obstetrical intervention, neonatal drug testing, pregnancy and workplace hazards, and surrogate motherhood. Paper edition (1-56023-047-9), $17.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781560244783
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 4/28/1994
  • Series: Women and Politics Series
  • Pages: 262
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Reproductive Technology: Pregnant Women, the Fetus, and the Courts 1
The Moral Permissibility of In Utero Experimentation 19
Good, Bad, and Captive Samaritans: Adding-In Pregnancy and Consent to the Abortion Debate 31
Webster and the Rights to Life 51
Caring for the Fetus to Protect the Born Child? Ethical and Legal Dilemmas in Coerced Obstetrical Intervention 63
What Is the Purpose of Neonatal Drug Testing? Towards a Rational Social Policy 83
The War at Home: Positivism, Law, and the Prosecution of Pregnant Women 99
At Women's Expense: The Costs of Fetal Rights 117
Analyzing Employer Motives: Evaluating the "Scientific Evidence" upon Which Fetal Protection Policies Were Based 137
Who Is Protected? What's Wrong with Exclusionary Policies 153
Women's Rights vs. "Fetal Rights": Politics, Law and Reproductive Hazards in the Workplace 175
In the Interest of the Fetus: Mandatory Prenatal Classes in the Workplace 191
Surrogate Motherhood: Implications for the Mother-Fetus Relationship 203
About the Contributors 225
Index 229
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