Ethics in Reproductive Medicine in the German Democratic Republic
Journal of Medicine and Philosophy. 1989 Jun; 14(3): 335-341.
The paper discusses the practice of genetic counseling [i.e., selective abortion] and elective abortion in the German Democratic Republic.
Abortion; Abortion on Demand; Allowing to Die; Congenital Disorders; Conscience; Contraception; Counseling; Diagnosis; Ethics; Fetuses; Genetic Counseling; Humanism; Legal Aspects; Life; Medicine; Newborns; Personhood; Physicians; Pregnant Women; Prenatal Diagnosis; Public Policy; Quality of Life; Reproduction; Reproductive Medicine; Reproductive Technologies; Selective Abortion; Value of Life; Values;
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Luther, Ernst (1989-06)Medical ethics has been developing in the German Democratic Republic (GDR) since the 1970's on the basis of the traditional ethics of physicians and the socio-economic fundamentals of our socialist state. Medical care provided ...