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Feminism, Abortion and Disability: irreconcilable differences?

By Keith Sharp and Sarah Earle


There has been considerable discussion of the political allegiance between the feminist and disability movements, but the question of abortion remains a thorny one. Disability rights advocates have been keen to demonstrate that it is possible to believe in a woman's right to sovereignty over the body and, yet, be opposed to the selective abortion of an impaired foetus – describing the latter as a form of 'weak' eugenics.\ud \ud The aim of this paper is to show that whilst there may be some points of agreement between the feminist and disability movements on the question of abortion, there exist fundamental and irreconcilable differences

Year: 2002
DOI identifier: 10.1080/09687590120122297
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Provided by: Open Research Online

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