Lecture: Responding to a diagnosis of a life-limiting fetal condition

Discovering your unborn child has a serious medical condition is one of the worst fears for any parent

How should we respond when a diagnosis of a fatal or life-limiting condition is made before birth? Is abortion the best response to this painful dilemma?

In February 2017 I contributed to a conference on abortion, disability and the law run by the Anscombe Bioethics Centre, at Blackfriars Hall, University of Oxford. In my talk I tried to offer some thoughts on how to respond to a diagnosis of a life-limiting fetal condition, exploring medical options, palliative care and social support. You can watch it below.

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