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Author:
Melinda Tankard Reist
ISBN13:
978-1876756598
ISBN:
1876756594
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Publisher:
Spinifex Press (May 28, 2006)
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Women's Health
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Melinda Tankard Reist (born 23 September 1963) is an Australian writer, speaker . 2006), Defiant birth : women who resist medical eugenics, Spinifex Press, ISBN 978-1-74219-048-8.

Tankard Reist describes herself as "an advocate for women and girls", and as a "pro-life feminist".

Defiant Birth: Women Who. has been added to your Cart. This book is a very valuable read for all pregnant women who are considering accepting tests for abnormalities in their babies- tests that are now routine with most carers. The real-life stories in this book give important and heartful perspectives that balance the usual medical advice to terminate any pregnancy where the baby has an abnormality. Families tell of supposedly severely affected babies who were not aborted and who were in fact normal at birth, and also babies who died soon after birth, as predicted, but whose time was precious.

Defiant Birth - Melinda Tankard Reist. A disturbing number of women in this book (and others whose stories don’t appear here) were given grave diagnoses for their babies – regaled with a litany of abnormalities and ‘life-threatening’ conditions. But their babies were born without the predicted problems or with lesser difficulties. This raises questions about the accuracy of screening procedures and the clearly ill-placed faith in their veracity.

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Daring women-those who were told not to have their babies due to perceived disabilities in themselves or their unborn children-tell their stories in this controversial book that looks critically at medical eugenics as a contemporary form of social.

Daring women-those who were told not to have their babies due to perceived disabilities in themselves or their unborn children-tell their stories in this controversial book that looks critically at medical eugenics as a contemporary form of social engineering. Believing that all life is valuable and that some are not more worthy of it than others, these women have given birth in the face of disapproval and hostility, defied both the creed of perfection and accepted medical wisdom, and given the issue of abortion a complexity beyond the simplistic pro-life/pro-choice dichotomy.

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Defiant Birth: Women Who Resist Medical Eugenics, tells the personal stories of women who have resisted medical eugenics – women who were told they shouldn't have babies because of perceived disability in themselves or because of some imperfection in the child. They have confronted the stigma of disability and in the face of silent disapproval and even open hostility, had their children anyway, in the belief that all life is valuable and that some are not more worthy of it than others. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

Defiant birth Reist, Melinda Tankard Неизвестно 9781876756598 : Explores what is means to have less-than-perfect .

Defiant birth Reist, Melinda Tankard Неизвестно 9781876756598 : Explores what is means to have less-than-perfect pregnancies and genetically different babies. This book tells the personal stor. This book tells the personal stories of women who have resisted medical eugenics - women who were told they shouldn& have babies because of perceived disability in themselves, or shouldn& have babies because of some imperfection in the child.

Daring women—those who were told not to have their babies due to perceived disabilities in themselves or their unborn children—tell their stories in this controversial book that looks critically at medical eugenics as a contemporary form of social engineering. Believing that all life is valuable and that some are not more worthy of it than others, these women have given birth in the face of disapproval and hostility, defied both the creed of perfection and accepted medical wisdom, and given the issue of abortion a complexity beyond the simplistic pro-life/pro-choice dichotomy. As it questions the accuracy of screening procedures, the definition of a worthwhile life, and the responsiblity for determining the value of an imperfect life, this book trenchantly brings to light many issues that for years have been marginalized by the mainstream media and restricted to disability activism.
  • I read all the stories in this book. Very enlightening. Sad to think of the ill-will directed at women who value the lives of their unborn children.

  • This book is a very valuable read for all pregnant women who are considering accepting tests for abnormalities in their babies- tests that are now routine with most carers.

    The real-life stories in this book give important and heartful perspectives that balance the usual medical advice to terminate any pregnancy where the baby has an abnormality. Families tell of supposedly severely affected babies who were not aborted and who were in fact normal at birth, and also babies who died soon after birth, as predicted, but whose time was precious.

    Several also recount the joy and love they have experienced with their "abnormal" babies, including children with Down syndrome and achondroplasia ("dwarfism"). The book also has inspiring stories told by parents with their own significant illnesses and disabilities, including cerebral palsy.

    Many write of the pressure, and even blame, from family, friends and professionals, to choose termination, justified as saving their children from suffering. This perspective is challenged by words of those with disabilities. Abortion is also justified to save the community from future costs, which is the fundamental (and profoundly concerning) reason for prenatal testing for abnormalities.

    The stories also challenge the idea that allowing a baby with a fatal abnormality to survive to birth will be intolerably traumatic for the family. As mother Teresa Streckfuss poignantly writes about her son, who died 24 hours after birth from anencephaly: "Someone asked us after Benedict died, was it worth it? Oh yes! For the chance to hold him and see him and to love him before letting him go. For the chance for our children to see that we would never stop loving them, regardless of their imperfections. Children are always a blessing, even if they don't stay very long."

    Highly recommended for parents, professionals involved with prenatal testing, and all who are interested in the ethics and future of pregnancy.

  • Outstanding book. This is a must read for everyone. It opened my eyes to so many different concepts and circumstances that I'd never been presented with or had a window into - things every person must consider as a responsible citizen and human being. This book will now be required reading for each of my children in their high school years.

  • Awesome, eye-opening, fascinating. Do not miss this book!