Over a decade ago the field of bioethics was established in response to the increased control over the design of living organisms afforded by both medical genetics and biotechnology. Since its introduction, bioethics has become established as an academic discipline...
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Over a decade ago the field of bioethics was established in response to the increased control over the design of living organisms afforded by both medical genetics and biotechnology. Since its introduction, bioethics has become established as an academic discipline with journals and professional societies, is covered regularly in the media, and affects people everyday around the globe. In response to the increasing need for information about medical genetics and biotechnology as well as the ethical issues these fields raise, Sheed & Ward proudly presents the Readings in Bioethics Series. Edited by Thomas A. Shannon, the series provides anthologies of critical essays and reflections by leading ethicists in four pivotal areas: reproductive technologies, genetic technologies, death and dying, and health care policy. The goal of this series is twofold: first, to provide a set of readers on thematic topics for introductory or survey courses in bioethics or for courses with a particular theme or time limitation. Second, each of the readers in this series is designed to help students focus more thoroughly and effectively on specific topics that flesh out the ethical issues at the core of bioethics. The series is also highly accessible to general readers interested in bioethics. This volume collects critical essays by leading scholars on reproductive technologies, abortion, in vitro fertilization, prenatal diagnosis, and cloning. Included in this volume are David Adamson, James P. Toner, Thomas A. Shannon, Bonnie Steinbock, Laura A. Schieve, Richard J. Paulson, G. Pennings, Thomas H. Murray, Lori B. Andrews, J. M. Phillips.
Thomas A. Shannon is Professor Emeritus of Religion and Social Ethics in the Department of Humanities and Arts at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester MA.
- Chapter 1 Editor's Introduction Chapter 2 Regulation Of Assisted Reproductive Technologies In The United States Chapter 3 Progress We Can Be Proud Of: U.s. Trends In Assisted Reproduction Over The First 20 Years Chapter 4 Reproductive Technologies: Ethical And Religious Issues Chapter 5 Sex Selection: Not Obviously Wrong Chapter 6 Human Immunodeficiency Virus And Infertility Treatment Chapter 7 Low And Very Low Birth Weight In Infants Conceived With Use Of Assisted Reproductive Technologies Chapter 8 Pregnancy In The Sixth Decade Of Life: Obstetric Outcomes In Women Of Advanced Reproductive Age Chapter 9 Reproductive Tourism As Moral Pluralism In Motion Chapter 10 What Are Families For? Getting To An Ethics Of Reproductive Technology Chapter 11 Mom, Dad, Clone: Implications For Reproductive Privacy Chapter 12 Cloned Child