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Refusing to provide a prenatal test: can it ever be ethical?

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 30 November 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:1173

Time to re-think the autonomy of future individuals

  1. Paul D Kelly, general practitioner principal
  1. 1Highfield Surgery, Blackpool FY4 2LD

Dalatycki says that opposition to prenatal testing is based on the ethical principles of confidentiality, and of preserving the autonomy of the future individual (in order that they can make the decision once they have sufficient intellectual and emotional maturity to choose whether to test).1 …

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