Questions of Life and Death

Questions of Life and Death : Christian Faith and Medical Intervention

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Is it ethical to manufacture designer babies or experiment on human embryos? Is abortion morally justifiable as well as legally acceptable? Do terminally ill people have the right to choose when to end their lives? Sinse the birth of the first baby through in vitro fertilization just over thirty years ago, scientific advances in this field have been startling. Developments associated with cloning, human-animal hybrids and pre-implantation genetic diagnosis - so disturbing for many people - raise a crucial question about the moral status of the very early embryo. And, just as much as arguements about the right to interfere with the beginning of human life, the debate about the individual's right to choose when to die also provokes strong emotional responses.
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  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 138 x 216 x 8.38mm | 185.97g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0281062412
  • 9780281062416
  • 1,536,721

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This straight forward, easy to read book covers all those difficult questions, raises all the pertinent issues and gives insight into the whys & wherefores in relation to IVF, embryo research, abortion, euthanasia, assisted death and suicide. Although Richard Harries does share his views, this is not done in a forceful, \'I am right\' sort of way, there\'s plenty of scope to take a different view and legitimately. I cannot recommend this book highly enough - if you\'ve ever wondered whether any of these actions is right or wrong (or if you have firm views and find it hard to understand another perspective), this is the book for you. I borrowed it and have enjoyed reading it so much, that I have now bought it. I can\'t wait to share it with others and it will be a great reference book when those difficult conversations crop up!show more
by Gail Matthewman
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