Reproducing Persons: Issues in Feminist Bioethics

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Cornell University Press, Sep 5, 2018 - Social Science - 304 pages
Controversies about abortion and women's reproductive technologies often seem to reflect personal experience, religious commitment, or emotional response. Laura M. Purdy believes, however, that coherent ethical principles are implicit in these controversies and that feminist bioethics can help clarify the conflicts of interest which often figure in human reproduction. As she defines the underlying issues, Purdy emphasizes the importance of taking women's interests fully into account. Reproducing Persons first explores the rights and duties connected with conception and pregnancy. Purdy asks whether conceiving a child or taking a pregnancy to term can ever be morally wrong. She challenges the thinking of those who feel the prospect of disability or serious genetic disease should not constrain conception or justify abortion.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
LIMITS AND CAVEATS
35
ABORTION AND THE RIGHT NOT TO REPRODUCE
107
NEW WORLDS COLLABORATIVE REPRODUCTION
169

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