Life before Birth: The Moral and Legal Status of Embryos and Fetuses / Edition 1

Life before Birth: The Moral and Legal Status of Embryos and Fetuses / Edition 1

by Bonnie Steinbock
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195108728

ISBN-13: 9780195108729

Pub. Date: 02/29/1996

Publisher: Oxford University Press

This book provides a framework for thinking clearly and coherently about the unborn. The book's thesis, the "interest view," states that all and only beings who have interests have moral standing, and only beings who possess conscious awareness have interests. The chapters apply the interest view, and explore the moral and legal aspects of a wide range of issues.  See more details below

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This book provides a framework for thinking clearly and coherently about the unborn. The book's thesis, the "interest view," states that all and only beings who have interests have moral standing, and only beings who possess conscious awareness have interests. The chapters apply the interest view, and explore the moral and legal aspects of a wide range of issues.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195108729
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
02/29/1996
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 6.15(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

1. The Interest View
2. Abortion
3. Beyond Abortion
4. Maternal-Fetal Conflict
5. Fetal Research
6. Embryo Research and the New Reproductive Technologies

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