Does ectogestation have oppressive potential?
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Ectogestation refers to full or partial gestation of a fetus ex utero. Partial ectogestation refers to the removal of a developing fetus from the pregnant person's body and its placement into an artificial placenta to complete gestation (Kaczor, 2005). In this sense, it may be seen as an “alternative to neonatal intensive care,” (Romanis & Horn, 2020) or imagined as a more advanced version of methods already used in modern medicine to sustain premature babies in an incubator. In this article, however, we focus on full ectogestation, which could represent a “complete alternative to human gestation” (Räsänen & Smajdor, 2020), as eggs would be fertilized in vitro, and the resulting embryos directly placed in an artificial placenta for the whole gestational period. Building on the recent wealth of literature addressing ethical issues related to it, we aim to analyze some underexplored objections to full ectogestation...
|Journal of Social Philosophy
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|E-pub ahead of print - 2023