Bioethical Dilemmas: A Jewish Perspective, Volume 1

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KTAV Publishing House, Inc., 1998 - Religion - 375 pages
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Rabbi Bleich is one of the world's foremost authorities on the subject of Jewish perspectives on the ethical questions which arise in the wake of modern medical technology. In these essays, which are intended for all who are concerned with these issues, Rabbi Bleich covers such questions as the care of the terminally ill, including the vexing issue of whether the family may decide to withhold information from the person who is terminally ill, artificial insemination, genetic engineering the moral status of the handicapped. AIDS, and immoral medical experimentation.
 

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Contents

A Halakhic Mandate
1
Disclosure of Information
27
Treatment of the Terminally 111
61
Religious Reflections on Euthanasia
113
Jewish Concerns
131
HIV Screening of Newborn Infants
187
Artificial Procreation
203
Sperm Banking in Anticipation of Infertility
219
Surrogate Motherhood
239
Pregnancy Reduction
269
Conjoined Twins
283
The Cases of Baby Jane Doe and Baby Fae
329
Index of Biblical and Talmudic Sources
345
General Index
351
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