Delivering Hydrocephalic Fetuses
Bioethics. 1991 Jan; 5(1): 1-22.
Detection of fetal hydrocephalus with head enlargement in the third trimester raises questions concerning the extent of the physician's obligations to the fetus and to the mother. Here Strong develops and defends an approach to these questions that he discussed in an earlier essay ("Ethical conflicts between mother and fetus in obstetrics,"
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Strong, Carson (1997-10)Some have argued that embryos and fetuses have the moral status of personhood because of certain criteria that are satisfied during gestation. However, these attempts to base personhood during gestation on intrinsic cha ...