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Making Babies: Is There a Right to Have Children? / Edition 1

Making Babies: Is There a Right to Have Children? / Edition 1

by Mary Warnock


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780192805003
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 10/30/2003
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 7.60(w) x 5.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Mary Warnock's work in academic philosophy includes the books Imagination, Memory, and Existentialism. Much of her career was spent at Oxford University, and she was later Mistress of Girton College Cambridge. She was made a life peer in 1985, and chaired the Committee of Enquiry into Human Fertilization and Embryology, whose report formed the basis of legislation in the United Kingdom. Her most recent book is her autobiography, Mary Warnock: A Memoir.

Table of Contents

Techniques of assisted reproduction3
Who pays?10
The right that no stone should be left unturned14
What constitutes a right?17
Do people need to have children?27
Can there be a right to do what is morally wrong?30
The moral status of the human embryo32
Back to infertility38
May doctors refuse treatment?43
The slippery slope51
Interim conclusion54
Are those who are not infertile entitled to assisted conception?55
Why do homosexuals want children?68
The natural and the unnatural70
The search for security78
Is fear a proper basis for moral judgement?83
Conclusions so far85
Are all methods of fertility treatment legitimate?87
Cloning: 1997-200197
Would the cloning of humans be intrinsically wrong?102
A rights-based morality109

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