• Catherine MillsEmail author
Part of the International Library of Ethics, Law, and the New Medicine book series (LIME, volume 49)


Recently, a young woman was referred by a private ultrasound clinic to the maternal health unit at a large public hospital in Sydney, Australia, following an abnormal foetal morphology scan at 19 weeks gestation. While the nuchal translucency screening at 12 weeks had indicated a low risk for Down’s Syndrome, the later screen showed that the foetus she was carrying was missing its left hand.


Moral Status Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis Reproductive Decision Individual Liberty Human Enhancement 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Values, Ethics and Law in Medicine and Unit for History and Philosophy of ScienceUniversity of SydneyCamperdownAustralia

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