Private Choices, Public Consequences: Reproductive Technology and the New Ethics of Conception, Pregnancy and Family

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There is perhaps no right more private or precious than the right to beget a child. Yet recent choices by people exercising that right have aroused public controversy. Traditional family planning now routinely includes such options as artificial insemination and in vitro fertilization, and the use of surrogates, donor gametes, fetal surgery, and genetic preselection are becoming increasingly common. New reproductive alternatives are causing Americans to ask: Who is a parent? How far should we got to conceive a ...
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Overview

There is perhaps no right more private or precious than the right to beget a child. Yet recent choices by people exercising that right have aroused public controversy. Traditional family planning now routinely includes such options as artificial insemination and in vitro fertilization, and the use of surrogates, donor gametes, fetal surgery, and genetic preselection are becoming increasingly common. New reproductive alternatives are causing Americans to ask: Who is a parent? How far should we got to conceive a baby? And what makes a family? Perhaps the most controversial question of all is: Who should decide the difference between what is right and what is wrong now that so much is possible? Private Choices, Public Consequences examines the legal, ethical, and moral dilemmas of new reproductive alternatives, not only from the perspective of the experts but also from the real-life experiences of the people who have struggled with complex decisions. Private Choices, Public Consequences will open your eyes to both the amazing reproductive choices some people are making today and the far-reaching public consequences of their decisions.
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This book seeks to explore the complex moral issues raised by reproductive technology, including surrogacy, donor insemination, genetic testing, fetal surgery, and fetal tissue. Fenwick, a writer and lawyer, weaves together the stories of families whose lives have been touched by the issues, related legal decisions, and the results of a survey she conducted to assess public opinion on both the technologies themselves and how they should be regulated. Issues such as the prosecution of pregnant drug addicts are also discussed. Fenwick's background as an attorney is obvious throughout, yet she avoids unnecessary "legalese." Writing for a lay readership, Fenwick does not go into the medical details of these procedures, and for a book on such an emotional topic her voice remains somewhat detached. Her book's strength is in highlighting the complexity of the decisions and demonstrating how ethical, thinking people can come to extremely different conclusions about them.Eris Weaver, Marin Inst. for the Prevention of Alcohol & Other Drug Problems, San Rafael, Cal.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780525942634
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/1/1998
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 5.76 (w) x 8.76 (h) x 1.35 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Ch. 1 The Story of Mary Shearing 9
Ch. 2 Do We Have an Absolute Right to Have a Child? 15
Ch. 3 The Story of Laura Campo and Baby Theresa Ann 27
Ch. 4 Parents' Rights, Public Concerns 34
Ch. 5 The Story of Lisa Landry Childress 54
Ch. 6 Who Is the Patient? Balancing Maternal and Fetal Rights 59
Ch. 7 The Story of Bree Walker and Jim Lampley 73
Ch. 8 The Dilemmas of Genetic Knowledge 80
Ch. 9 The Story of Sara Collins 114
Ch. 10 Should We Criminalize Parental Conduct? 119
Ch. 11 The Story of Guy and Terri Walden 145
Ch. 12 Fetal Tissue Use and Sibling Donor Conception 155
Ch. 13 Winter Workshop 177
Ch. 14 Complex Choices for Infertile Couples 182
Ch. 15 The Story of Arlette Schweitzer 209
Ch. 16 The Moral, Emotional, and Legal Complexities of Surrogacy 215
Ch. 17 The Story of Baby Wyatt 244
Ch. 18 Conflicting Claims in Donor-assisted Births 254
Ch. 19 The Story of Dolly Lamb 290
Conclusion 299
App. 1: The Survey 307
App. 2: Survey Methodology and Results 321
Notes 351
Selected Bibliography 377
Index 381
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