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Discussions in Bioethics: Who Should Decide? ONF/NFB


Catalogue Number:  NFB522461
Producer:  National Film Board Of Canada
Producers:  Wolf Koenig, Andy Thomson
Directors:  Beverly Shaffer
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal),Office national du film du Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Family Studies/Home Economics, Fiction, Health and Medicine, People With Disabilities, Religious Studies, Women's Studies
Language:  English
Grade Level:  Post Secondary
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1985
Running Time:  14m 08s


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One of a series of short, open-ended dramas designed to stimulate discussion of values and ethics in relation to modern medical technology. This film deals with questions arising from advances in pre-natal diagnosis. Joanne, a victim of spina bifida, discovers that her unborn child has the same disease. A decision whether to terminate the pregnancy must be reached quickly. When her husband says that all he ever wanted was 'a normal baby,' Joanne counters with 'What is normal?'

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