An upcoming event on the ethics of prenatal screening. It sounds interesting. I read the abstract–the speaker will, I think, argue against prenatal screening on the basis that it doesn’t serve women well:
I argue that in the vast majority of cases the option of prenatal screening does not promote or protect women’s autonomy. Both a narrow conception of choice as informed consent and a broad conception of choice as relational reveal difficulties in achieving adequate standards of free informed choice.
I will, however, further argue that she might benefit from the firm hand of a non-academic editor.