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Informed dissent: the view of a disabled woman
  1. Alison Davis


    Madeleine Simms begins her article by saying that it will attempt to `redress the balance' of views on the conflicting rights of handicapped children and their parents. I, on the other hand, will argue that no semblance of a balance has yet been achieved, and that her questions and conclusions merely serve to tip the scales further away from a genuine rights-based theory to a pragmatic utilitarian assessment of individual `worth'.

    • Handicapped infants
    • rights of handicapped infants
    • human rights

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