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Klembarová Júlia (University of Prešov in Prešov, Slovakia)
Artificial Termination of Pregnancy in the Risk of Having an Intellectually Disabled Child (Within Ethics of Social Consequences)
Społeczeństwo i Edukacja. Międzynarodowe Studia Humanistyczne, 2015, nr 3, s. 145-156, bibliogr. 14 poz.
Society and Education. International Humanist Studies
Osoby niepełnosprawne, Godność człowieka, Etyka
Disabled people, Human dignity, Ethics
Article deals with the problem of termination of pregnancy when the prenatal diagnosis proves the genetically impaired development of foetus. Author focuses on the solution of this issue within ethics of social consequences which represents a form of non-utilitarian consequentialism. Analysis of given issue is addressed especially through the value of human dignity and humanity which function as an axiological fundaments of this ethical theory. Article includes the consideration of circumstances which can happen in this conflicting situation, particularly it addresses the fact that impaired fetal development may lead into various levels of intellectual disability of newborn child and it also discusses whether it would be in accordance with humanity and human dignity to bring such a child into existence. (original abstract)
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