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Choosing Tomorrow's Children: The Ethics of Selective Reproduction

Stephen Wilkinson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199273966
eISBN:
9780191706585
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273966.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

To what extent should parents be allowed to use selection technologies (such as preimplantation genetic diagnosis) to determine the characteristics of their children? And is there something morally ... More


Prenatal Genetic Interventions

David DeGrazia

in Creation Ethics: Reproduction, Genetics, and Quality of Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195389630
eISBN:
9780199949731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195389630.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter addresses three types of interventions: (1) prenatal genetic diagnosis (PGD); (2) prenatal genetic therapy (PGT); and (3) prenatal genetic enhancement (PGE). Following an overview of ... More


Regulating Human Genetics in a Neo-Eugenic Era

Han Somsen

in New Technologies and Human Rights

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199562572
eISBN:
9780191705328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562572.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter maps out the bioethical battleground that surrounds genetic reproductive technologies. Focusing on pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD), and drawing on the experience of the EU and ... 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


Conclusion

Christine Rosen

in Preaching Eugenics: Religious Leaders and the American Eugenics Movement

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195156799
eISBN:
9780199835218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019515679X.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This conclusion summarizes the key arguments of the book, including the many assumptions it challenges about the history of eugenics and the history of American religious leaders in the early half of ... More


Saviour Siblings, Designer Babies, and Sex Selection

Ruth Deech and Anna Smajdor

in From IVF to Immortality: Controversy in the Era of Reproductive Technology

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199219780
eISBN:
9780191713002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199219780.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

The development of IVF has enabled clinicians to gather facts about an embryo's genetic make-up before it is implanted in the uterus. This in turn enables parents and clinicians to make choices about ... More


Conclusions

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/9780226222707.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

New technological achievement in human reproduction are emerging at a dizzying speed, with very little or no opportunity for the public to debate their merits. The first and probably most anticipated ... More


Disarming the “Genetic Predisposition to Violence”: The Dangers of Mischaracterizing Interaction

James Tabery

in Beyond Versus: The Struggle to Understand the Interaction of Nature and Nurture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262027373
eISBN:
9780262324144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027373.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In 2002, scientists were reported to have discovered a “genetic predisposition to violence” in the form of the MAOA gene (monoamine oxidase A). Bioethicists reflecting on the discovery recommended ... More


Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis and the Prevention of Suffering

Mary Anderlik Majumder

in Suffering and Bioethics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199926176
eISBN:
9780199396788
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199926176.003.0020
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) raises questions about parental obligations in light of the possibility of suffering. This chapter highlights some of the complexities in discussions of ... More


Conclusion

Thomas Banchoff

in Embryo Politics: Ethics and Policy in Atlantic Democracies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449574
eISBN:
9780801460593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449574.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This concluding chapter first discusses three overarching trends revealed by the comparison of embryo politics in United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany from 1968–96 and 1997–2008. These are ... More


Terminating Early Life

Abdulaziz Sachedina

in Islamic Biomedical Ethics Principles and Application

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195378504
eISBN:
9780199869688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195378504.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The chapter explores two issues related to terminating potential life: one is the temporary prevention of conception, and the other is the permanent control of fertility to avoid future pregnancies. ... More


The Challenge of Regulatory Connection

Roger Brownsword

in Rights, Regulation, and the Technological Revolution

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199276806
eISBN:
9780191707605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199276806.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

This chapter begins with a discussion of the problem of disconnection (and the process of re-connection). It introduces three key distinctions: one between ‘descriptive’ and ‘normative’ ... More


Procreative Principles in the Real World

Rivka Weinberg

in The Risk of a Lifetime: How, When, and Why Procreation May Be Permissible

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780190243708
eISBN:
9780190243722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190243708.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

The chapter applies the principles of procreative permissibility to a wide variety of cases. It discusses the permissibility of procreating under various natural risk conditions such as genetic ... More


Commentary: Are ‘Brave’ Parents Practicing Eugenics, Enhancement, or Something Else?

Michelle L. McGowan

in The Future of Bioethics: International Dialogues

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199682676
eISBN:
9780191763168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682676.003.0018
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Expert bioethics discourse on human enhancement may be informed and grounded by the perspectives of users of so-called enhancement technologies, such as preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD). ... More


Unraveling the Human Tapestry: Diversity, Flourishing, and Genetic Modification

Robert Sparrow

in Human Flourishing in an Age of Gene Editing

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190940362
eISBN:
9780190940379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190940362.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

If parents are choosing their children’s genes, there is a chance that they will all try to have healthy, long-lived, handsome, and intelligent children. While many have advertised a world of ... More


What Is Wrong with Technology?

Naomi R. Cahn

in Test Tube Families: Why the Fertility Market Needs Legal Regulation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814716823
eISBN:
9780814790021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814716823.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter examines the cultural and moral concerns arising from future regulation of assisted reproductive technology (ART) and other reproductive technologies, including the potential of ART to ... More


Birth Rights and Wrongs: How Medicine and Technology are Remaking Reproduction and the Law

Dov Fox

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190675721
eISBN:
9780190675752
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190675721.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

Today, tens of millions of Americans rely on reproductive advances to help them carry out decisions more personal and far-reaching than almost any other they will ever make: They use birth control or ... More


9 What Is Wrong with Technology?

Naomi R. Cahn

in Test Tube Families: Why the Fertility Market Needs Legal Regulation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814716823
eISBN:
9780814790021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814716823.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter examines the cultural and moral concerns arising from future regulation of assisted reproductive technology (ART) and other reproductive technologies, including the potential of ART to ... More


“Basic Civil Rights”

Dov Fox

in Birth Rights and Wrongs: How Medicine and Technology are Remaking Reproduction and the Law

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190675721
eISBN:
9780190675752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190675721.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

In the 1942 case of Skinner v. Oklahoma, the U.S. Supreme Court called “procreation” one of “the basic civil rights of man.” But this lofty rhetoric carries no binding authority as legal precedent, ... More


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