chapter  6
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Disability and Feminist Ethics

The experiences and interests of both people with disabilities and those who care for people with disabilities are vitally relevant to central philosophical concerns of feminist ethics and to feminist ethical approaches to practical matters such as abortion, euthanasia, and health care reform. In this chapter I hope to demonstrate that relevance by discussing a few key concerns raised by people with disabilities, and caregivers to people with disabilities, in relation to questions currently under debate in feminist ethics. My purpose here is not to argue for certain positions on the questions or to express any conclusions I have reached about them, but to show how analyses by people who have some experience of disability, especially those with feminist perspectives, must be considered in any adequate treatment of these questions.