Disability Advocacy and Reproductive Choice: Engaging with the Expressivist Objection
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This professional issues paper outlines the experience and value of engagement with disability advocates, philosophy scholars and bioethicists for spirited debate of issues such as modern eugenics, the expressivist objection and reproductive choice. This process for one group of individuals, undoubtedly prompted deeper examination and questioning of some long held personal and professional views, for all participants. For this author, engagement in the "Disability Rights-Genetic Counseling Interest Group" over a full year resulted in several positive changes in genetic counselling practice as well as the development of meaningful, robust philosophical defence of the dual roles in genetic counseling; advocacy for those with disabilities, and facilitation of a full range of reproductive choices.
Journal of Genetic Counseling
Copyright 2012 Springer US. This is an electronic version of an article published in Journal of Genetic Counseling, February 2012, Volume 21, Issue 1, pp 13-16. Journal of Genetic Counseling is available online at: http://link.springer.com// with the open URL of your article.
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