To the Editor: The recent article by de Crespigny and Savulescu1 is nominally about the medical care of pregnant women, but its ramifications extend more widely into power relations, law and ethics, and matters of life and death.
- 1. de Crespigny LJ, Savulescu J. Pregnant women with fetal abnormalities: the forgotten people in the abortion debate. Med J Aust 2008; 188: 100-103. <MJA full text>
- 2. Riley M, Halliday J. Birth defects in Victoria 2003–2004. Melbourne: Victorian Perinatal Data Collection Unit, Victorian Government Department of Human Services, 2006. http://www.health.vic.gov.au/ perinatal/downloads/bdr_report0304.pdf (accessed May 2008).
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