Children of Choice: Freedom and the New Reproductive Technologies

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Price:
$52.50 / £44.00
ISBN:
Published:
03/24/1996
Copyright:
1994
Pages:
291
Size:
6 x 9 in.
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Cloning, genetic screening, embryo freezing, in vitro fertilization, Norplant, RU486 — these are the technologies revolutionizing our reproductive landscape. Through the lens of procreative liberty — meaning both the freedom to decide whether or not to have children as well as the freedom to control one’s reproductive capacity — John Robertson, a leading legal bioethicist, analyzes the ethical, legal, and social controversies surrounding each major technology and opens up a multitude of fascinating questions: Do frozen embryos have the right to be born? Should parents be allowed to select offspring traits? May a government force welfare recipients to take contraceptives? Robertson’s arguments examine the broad range of consequences of each reproductive technology and offers a timely, multifaceted analysis of the competing interests at stake for patients, couples, doctors, policymakers, lawyers, and ethicists.