A Problem of Self-Ownership for Reproductive Justice.

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  • Author(s): LANPHIER, ELIZABETH ()
  • Source:
    Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics. Apr2021, Vol. 30 Issue 2, p312-327. 16p.
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    • Abstract:
      This paper raises three concerns regarding self-ownership rhetoric to describe autonomy within healthcare in general and reproductive justice in specific. First, private property and the notion of "ownership" embedded in "self-ownership," rely on and replicate historical injustices related to the initial acquisition of property. Second, not all individuals are recognized as selves with equal access to self-ownership. Third, self-ownership only justifies negative liberties. To fully protect healthcare access and reproductive care in specific, we must also be able to make claims on others to respect, protect, and fulfill our positive rights. As much as nondomination remains an urgent demand for reproductive rights, it does not go far enough to ensure reproductive justice. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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