Wrongful Birth

In a 4-3 decision the Ohio state supreme court has ruled that doctors may be sued for "wrongful birth" if they fail to detect certain birth defects by means of genetic screening. The decision limited the liability to costs associated with pregnancy and birth--so-called "pain and suffering" damages and the costs associated with raising the child are not covered.

If it weren't for that pesky conatus just think of how much better off we all could be.


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