Queering Foetal Life: Between Butler and Berlant

  title={Queering Foetal Life: Between Butler and Berlant},
  author={Fiona Jenkins},
  journal={Australian Feminist Law Journal},
  pages={63 - 85}
  • F. Jenkins
  • Published 1 June 2009
  • Art
  • Australian Feminist Law Journal
A discussion on the right to abortion considers foetal life in the context of writer Judith Butler's notion of 'ungrievable life'. Butler's views are further examined with reference to Lauren Berlant, who puts forth a political version of the notion of foetal life. Berlant suggests that the foetus is incorrectly excluded from recognition and must be granted the full grievability that goes with human dignity. 
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