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The Emergence of Ethical Controversy

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/9780801449574.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter traces the emergence of the human embryo as an object of ethical controversy from 1968 through the early 1990s. This trajectory can be divided into three phases. The first phase, roughly ... More


“A spinster and a syringe”: Debating Test-Tube Babies

in Reproduction by Design: Sex, Robots, Trees, and Test-Tube Babies in Interwar Britain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226560694
eISBN:
9780226560717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226560717.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter approaches the issues discussed in this book in a roundabout fashion by exploring a relatively obscure Canadian court case. It addresses the ways in which commentators in the interwar ... More


Test Tube Families: Why the Fertility Market Needs Legal Regulation

Naomi R. Cahn

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814716823
eISBN:
9780814790021
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814716823.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Family Law

The birth of the first test tube baby in 1978 focused attention on the sweeping advances in assisted reproductive technology (ART), which is now a multi-billion-dollar business in the United States. ... More


Assisted Reproduction

K. Kannan

in Medicine and the Law

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780198082880
eISBN:
9780199082827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198082880.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

As a technique of reproduction, the IVF procedure enables doctors to play god to help couples in procreation of children — not merely infertile heterosexual couples, but same sex couples as well. ... More


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