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Prenatal sex and race determination is a slippery slope: author’s reply
  1. B M Dickens
  1. Faculty of Law and Joint Centre for Bioethics, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada;

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    It may be most convenient to respond to Dr Andreae’s points in turn.

    • Unless the claim that a child should determine its own genetic characteristics before it is conceived or born is intended to be flippant, it is logically incoherent. Conception is a decision that only a prospective parent can make. The editorial argument is that denial of choice of sex contributes to preventable maternal mortality and morbidity, particularly in developing countries. …

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