ISBN-10:
0878408711
ISBN-13:
9780878408719
Pub. Date:
10/09/2001
Publisher:
Georgetown University Press
Ethics And Economics Of Assisted Reproduction

Ethics And Economics Of Assisted Reproduction

by Maura A. Ryan

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ISBN-13: 9780878408719
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
Publication date: 10/09/2001
Series: Moral Traditions Series
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 9.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Maura A. Ryan is associate provost at the University of Notre Dame and coeditor of The Challenge of Global Stewardship: Roman Catholic Responses.

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

1. The Economics of Infertility Myths and Realities in the Economics of InfertilityIntersection: Ethics and EconomicsDistributive Justice and Assisted Reproduction

2. The Ethics of Assisted Reproduction The Ethics of Assisted ReproductionWhat about Adoption?Reproduction and the Common Good

3. Assisted Reproduction and the Goals of Medicine Infertility, Suffering, and the Goals of MedicineLiving with InfertilityInside/Outside: The Medical Construction of InfertilitySome Preliminary ConclusionsReflecting on the Goals of Medicine

4. Reconceiving Procreative Liberty John Robertson and the Meaning of Procreative LibertyRights Talk and the Critique of Procreative Liberty, American-StyleBorder TensionsProcreative Liberty and Catholic Social TeachingConclusion

5. Assisted Reproduction and Access to Health Care Human Dignity and Access to Health CareA Decent MinimumSufficiencyInvestments in ReproducingEquity and AccessAt the BoundariesSetting Limits Conclusion6. Faith and Infertility Mixed Messages and Missed OpportunitiesCreating a ContextFrom Spiritual Crisis to Spiritual QuestConclusions and the Work Yet to Be Done

Conclusion

Index

What People are Saying About This

Paul Lauritzen

Instead of discussing reproductive technology in terms of privacy and rights, Ryan offers a compelling theological and ethical analysis of the world of reproductive medicine rooted in the tradition of the common good. Argued with exceptional care, this book is a singular contribution to the literature on the ethics of assisted reproduction.

From the Publisher

"Instead of discussing reproductive technology in terms of privacy and rights, Ryan offers a compelling theological and ethical analysis of the world of reproductive medicine rooted in the tradition of the common good. Argued with exceptional care, this book is a singular contribution to the literature on the ethics of assisted reproduction."—Paul Lauritzen, professor and chair of the Department of Religious Studies and the director of the Program in Applied Ethics, John Carroll University

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