Do we have a right not to be born? Is it better to never have been born than to have been born with catastrophic disabilities? Can life itself be an injury? Does a child have a right to sue for 'wrongful life' where a doctor fails to provide information that would have led the child’s mother to terminate her pregnancy? These questions raise difficult moral, ethical and legal issues which have occupied the minds of lawyers, philosophers, scientists and legislators in recent times. They highlight the increasing intersection of law and morality in contemporary society.