Possible Ethical and Social Implications of Artificial Uterus for the Right to Abortion. A perspective of Feminist Bioethics.
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The researchers predict that within five years it will be possible to use the artificial uterus and the partial ectogenesis process on human fetuses. In light of this consideration, it is necessary to develop a feminist bioethical debate capable of analyzing the possible implications, not only ethical, but also social, to which this new technology could lead us. In particular, it is necessary to analyze what could be the implications that the artificial uterus could have on the right to voluntary termination of pregnancy. In this thesis I will first deal with the systematic review of the stages that led to the development of the artificial uterus and then specifically analyze the relationship of the latter with the right to voluntary termination of pregnancy. In this regard, I support the thesis that, although the artificial uterus can represent an important opportunity from the point of view of medical progress, it is still necessary to place important limitations on its use in order to protect and defend the right to abortion.