Reproduction, Ethics, and the Law

Reproduction, Ethics, and the Law : Feminist Perspectives

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Scholars already saturated with moral commentary on new reproductive arrangements are in for a stimulating surprise. For, this volume breaks new ground, scrutinizing their impact at a more penetrating level and challenging the terms of the dominant debate.... It should set a standard for further work and receive the attention of mainstream thinkers and policy makers that it so richly deserves." -Human Studies

... a valuable contribution to the literature in an important and rapidly evolving area of law and applied ethics." -Ethics

... virtually every essay is thought-provoking and well-informed, and together they address just the topics you'd want to see covered-as well as a few you might not have thought of." -Medical Humanities Review

... extremely interesting reading for all those who are involved in, or wish to know more about, the moral, social and policy consequences of new reproductive technologies." -Biosocial Science

This thought-provoking collection of essays addresses moral and legal questions revolving around modern human reproduction.... an invaluable resource for any family law practitioner." -The Women's Advocate

Editor Callahan presents a fascinating look at the facts, facets, and legal effects of modern technology on reproduction.... A work that provides insight on all issues concerning reproduction." -Choice

[The book] is a valuable contribution to the literature in an important evolving area of law and applied ethics." -Ethics

... displays the richness of feminist scholarship. It points the way for a fuller appreciation of the varied voices of feminist analyses in many other areas." -Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law

... a comprehensive, compelling and carefully researched volume. This is applied feminist ethics at its very impressive best." -Journal of Medical Ethics

Essays address moral and legal quandaries related to human reproduction, adding to the feminist dimension of the pub
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Product details

  • Paperback | 440 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 33.02mm | 725.74g
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 025320996X
  • 9780253209962

Table of contents

Editors's Preface: Reproduction, Ethics, and the Law: Feminist Perspectives
Part I: Reconsidering Parenthood
1. Adoption as a Feminist Alternative to Reproductive Technology - Joan Mahoney
2. Feminist Perspectives and Gestational Motherhood: The Search for a Unified Legal
Focus - Rosemarie Tong
3. Listening to the Voices of the Infertile - Barbara J. Berg
4. The Metamorphosis of Motherhood - Patricia Smith
Part II: Prenatal and Postnatal Authority
5. Choosing Children's Sex: Challenges to Feminism - Helen B. Holmes
6. Frozen Embryos and "Fathers' Rights": Parenthood and Decision-Making in the Cryopreservation
of Embryos - Christine Overall
7. As If There Were Fetuses Without Women: A Remedial Essay - Mary B. Mahowald
8. Fathers' Rights, Mothers' Wrongs?: Reflections on Unwed Fathers' Rights, Patriarchy, and Sex
Equality - Mary L. Shanley
Part III: Electing and Preventing Birth
9. Ensuring a Stillborn: The Ethics of Lethal Injection in Late Abortion - Joan C. Callahan
10. RU 486: Progress or Peril? - Janice G. Raymond
11. Loving Future People - Laura M. Purdy
Part IV: Prenatal and Preconceptive Harm
12. Collective Bad Faith: "Protecting" the Fetus - Janet Gallagher
13. A Womb of One's Own - Joan E. Bertin
14. The Discriminatory Nature of Industrial Health-Hazard Policies and Some Implication for Third-World
Women Workers - Uma Narayan
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About Joan Callahan

JOAN CALLAHAN is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Kentucky. She is the editor of Menopause: A Midlife Passage and Ethical Issues in Professional Life and the co-author of Preventing Birth: Contemporary Methods and Related Moral Controversies.
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