[LMB] Auto-womb

Karen A. Wyle kawyle at att.net
Wed Oct 6 17:41:21 BST 2021


 I address this issue, among others, in a not-yet-published near-future novel, Donation (which I keep working on and may or may not ever decide deserves publication).
Karen A. Wyle
    On Wednesday, October 6, 2021, 12:36:17 PM EDT, markus baur via Lois-Bujold <lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk> wrote:  
 
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Scientists Create Artificial Womb That Could Help Prematurely Born Babies

April 25, 201711:10 AM ET
Heard on All Things Considered
Rob Stein, photographed for NPR, 22 January 2020, in Washington DC.
ROB STEIN

[snip]
There's also a danger such devices might be used coercively. States
could theoretically require women getting abortions to put their fetuses
into artificial wombs, says Scott Gelfand, a bioethicist at Oklahoma
State University.

Employers could also require female employees to use artificial wombs to
avoid maternity leave, he says. Insurers could require use of the device
to avoid costly complicated pregnancies and deliveries.

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