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Misconceived conceptions : Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust v Mr and Mrs A and others

Ford, Mary and Morgan, Derek (2004) Misconceived conceptions : Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust v Mr and Mrs A and others. Journal of Medical Ethics, 30 (5). pp. 478-479.

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Abstract

The decision of Dame Butler-Sloss in the case of Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust v Mr & Mrs A & Others1 has already achieved notoriety. The disturbing facts have received widespread media coverage and fuelled further legal and political debate surrounding the “reproductive revolution”. 2 This short paper assesses the context and potential implications of the recent decision and, in particular, the nature and meaning of parenthood and the family.