Children of Choice: Freedom and the New Reproductive Technologies

Children of Choice: Freedom and the New Reproductive Technologies

by John A. Robertson
     
 

"This book shows why John Robertson is correctly regarded as the leading legal theorist in the area of reproduction. On issues that have often brought extreme ideological responses from others, Robertson offers balanced, insightful, and persuasive analysis. There is not a better book on the ethical and legal issues of reproduction."—Dan W. Brock, Professor

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"This book shows why John Robertson is correctly regarded as the leading legal theorist in the area of reproduction. On issues that have often brought extreme ideological responses from others, Robertson offers balanced, insightful, and persuasive analysis. There is not a better book on the ethical and legal issues of reproduction."—Dan W. Brock, Professor of Philosophy and Biomedical Ethics, Director, Center for Biomedical Ethics, Brown University

"A valuable and coherent book that brings together an apparently disparate group of reproductive technologies and practices through the examination of the principle of procreative liberty."—Robert D. Goldstein, UCLA School of Law

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691036656
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
03/04/1996
Pages:
291
Sales rank:
1,427,838
Product dimensions:
6.18(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Ch. 1Introduction: Technology, Liberty, and the Reproductive Revolution3
Ch. 2The Presumptive Primacy of Procreative Liberty22
Ch. 3Abortion, Contragestion, and the Resuscitation of Roe v. Wade45
Ch. 4Norplant, Forced Contraception, and Irresponsible Reproduction69
Ch. 5IVF, Infertility, and the Status of Embryos97
Ch. 6Collaborative Reproduction: Donors and Surrogates119
Ch. 7Selection and Shaping of Offspring Characteristics: Genetic Screening and Manipulation149
Ch. 8Preventing Prenatal Harm to Offspring173
Ch. 9Farming the Uterus: Nonreproductive Uses of Reproductive Capacity197
Ch. 10Class, Feminist, and Communitarian Critiques of Procreative Liberty220
Notes237
Index279

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