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Introduction

John H. Evans

in Contested Reproduction: Genetic Technologies, Religion, and Public Debate

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226222653
eISBN:
9780226222707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226222707.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

There is a revolution under way in how babies come into being that may change the entire society. Reproductive genetic technologies (RGTs) allow parents to influence the genetic qualities of their ... More


Contested Reproduction: Genetic Technologies, Religion, and Public Debate

John H. Evans

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226222653
eISBN:
9780226222707
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226222707.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

Scientific breakthroughs have led us to a point where soon we will be able to make specific choices about the genetic makeup of our offspring. In fact, this reality has arrived—and it is only a ... More


The History of Abortion, Reproductive Genetic Technologies, and the Contemporary Public's Views

John H. Evans

in Contested Reproduction: Genetic Technologies, Religion, and Public Debate

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226222653
eISBN:
9780226222707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226222707.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This chapter delves deeply into the history of reproductive genetic technologies (RGTs) and into the history of the abortion debate. Examining RGTs from “the beginning” to the present reveals two ... More


Talking about Embryonic Life

John H. Evans

in Contested Reproduction: Genetic Technologies, Religion, and Public Debate

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226222653
eISBN:
9780226222707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226222707.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This chapter is concerned with embryonic life discourse, which is the primary discourse used to oppose abortion in the United States. Embryonic life discourse is important because so many people use ... More


Meaningful Suffering

John H. Evans

in Contested Reproduction: Genetic Technologies, Religion, and Public Debate

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226222653
eISBN:
9780226222707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226222707.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

A central moral discourse concerning reproductive genetic technologies (RGTs) relates to the relief of suffering. This chapter examines some academic writing about how medicine and science describe ... More


Human Dignity and Equality of Treatment

John H. Evans

in Contested Reproduction: Genetic Technologies, Religion, and Public Debate

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226222653
eISBN:
9780226222707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226222707.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

The term human dignity has been used extensively in bioethical debates about reproductive genetic technologies (RGTs). Secular bioethics in the United States studiously avoid the term human dignity ... More


Will Religious Discourse about Reproductive Genetic Technologies Limit Debate?

John H. Evans

in Contested Reproduction: Genetic Technologies, Religion, and Public Debate

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226222653
eISBN:
9780226222707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226222707.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

Scholars have long been concerned that specifically religious discourse in the public sphere would have a particularly negative impact on willingness to deliberate. This concern is reflected in ... More


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