International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Blind Woman Pregnant and Ethical Conflicts: A Case Study
Lorita Marlena Freitag Pagliuca, Rosilene Santos Baptista, Inácia Sátiro Xavier de França, Rui Verlaine Oliveira Moreira

This paper consists of a case study on blind woman with the possibility of genetic transmission. The paper aims to understand the motivation for procreation, existential dilemmas experienced by blind mother and moral judgments that determined her choice. The social group expressed moral judgments sustained rational beliefs and values of the collective unconscious about the disability. The health professionals used empirical principles of bioethics regarding life and dignity. However, some of them left a gap in terms of special care for a blind woman. Concluded that there was a conflict that has raised moral decision-making mother heteronymous, based on moral judgments legislated by the natural inclinations for procreation.

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