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

Mary Ford, Derek Morgan

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)478-479
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Medical Ethics
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2004


  • medical ethics
  • conception
  • pregnancy
  • human rights
  • parenthood
  • family law

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