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The Contradiction in Disability Law: Selective Abortions and Rights

By: Smitha Nizar

Price: $19.40

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Oxford University Press:

Seller ID: 111585

ISBN: 0199466653

Condition: New


While the Indian legislation on prenatal tests, the Pre-natal Diagnostic Techniques Act, 1994, prohibits the use of prenatal tests for sex-selection, it permits the use of these tests to pick out foetuses with disabilities. Further, the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971 permits the termination of such lives. Does this mean that persons with disabilities do not deserve to be born as their lives are not worth living? Does disability-selective abortion, in effect, negate the rights of persons with disabilities? Can these interventions continue without breaching disability rights? The aut... View more info