Bioethics and the Fetus: Medical, Moral and Legal Issues / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
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- Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
Who has more rights-the mother or the fetus?
Interdisciplinary in scope and character, this latest volume of Humana's classic series, Biomedical Ethics Reviews, focuses on the complex moral and legal problems involving human fetal life.
Each article in Bioethics and the Fetus provides an up-to-date review of the literature and advances bioethical discussion in its field. The authors have avoided much of the technical jargon of philosophy and medicine in order to speak directly to a broad and general readership.
Topics include: • maternal-fetal conflict • the disposition of aborted fetuses • frozen embryos • creating children to save sibling's lives • fetal tissue transplantation • moral implications of fetal brain integration • the embryo as patient • prenatal diagnosis.
Probing deeply into these thorny issues, Bioethics and the Fetus offers thought-provoking reading-and paves the ground for new insight-for a host of healthcare and other professionals, as well as concerned laypersons.
Table of ContentsIntroduction. Common Sense and Common Decency: Some Thoughts About Maternal-Fetal Conflict. Biological Mothers and the Disposition of Fetuses After Abortion. Frozen Embryos and Frozen Concepts. Creating Children to Save Siblings' Lives: A Case Study for Kantian Ethics. Fetal Tissue Transplantation: An Update. The Moral Significance of Brain Integration in the Fetus. The Embryo as Patient: New Techniques, New Dilemmas. Prenatal Diagnosis. Index.