Abstract

abstract:

This article explores a recent legal case wherein the category of "wrongful birth"—a negligence claim against a physician who failed to adequately inform a pregnant individual of the likelihood of their child having a congenital disorder, birth defect, or other disability—was used to describe the birth of a black/mixed-race child. In this case, a white woman was inseminated and impregnated with the sperm of a black man instead of the white man's sperm she had purchased. In examining this case, I argue for the liberatory import of placing race and disability in a comparative frame that relies on a method of juxtaposition and centers a political ontology of race and disability.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1527-9383
Print ISSN
0891-625X
Pages
pp. 424-440
Launched on MUSE
2020-08-25
Open Access
No
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