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Life before birth : the moral and legal status of embryos and fetuses

Author: Bonnie Steinbock
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2011], ©2011.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bonnie Steinbock
ISBN: 9780195341621 0195341627
OCLC Number: 753635961
Description: xvi, 311 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Contents ; Introduction ; 1. The Interest View ; I. Consciousness and Interests ; Is Consciousness Necessary for Having Interests? / ; Is Consciousness Sufficient for Having Interests? ; II. The Interests of Nonconscious Individuals ; Dead People / Permanently Unconscious People / Infants With Anencephaly ; III. Future People ; The Parfit Problem and the Farther Future ; IV. Potential People: Embryos and Fetuses ; 2. Abortion ; I. The Moral Standing of the Fetus ; The Conservative Position/ Fetal Sentience/ Implantation/ The Person View/ The Right to Life ; II. The Argument from Potential ; The Logical Problem/ Contraception and the Moral Standing of Gametes ; III. The Future-Like-Ours Account ; IV. Identity ; The Embodied Mind Account/ The Biological View/ The Interest View and the TRIA/Sentient Fetuses ; V. Possible People ; The Nonidentity Problem ; VI. The Argument from Bodily Self-Determination ; Thomson's Defense of Abortion / Roe v. Wade ; VII. The Moral and Legal Significance of Viability ; Late Abortions/ Partial-Birth Abortion ; 3. Beyond Abortion: The Fetus in Tort and Criminal Law ; I. Recovery for Prenatal Injury in Torts ; Against Third Parties / The Irrelevance of Viability / Preconception Torts Against the Mother / The Woman's Right of Privacy / Automobile Liability ; II. Prenatal Wrongful Death ; Wrongful-Death Actions / Implications for Abortion ; III. The Criminal Law ; Prenatal Neglect/ Homicide ; IV. Wrongful Life Suits ; 4. Maternal-Fetal Conflict ; I. Moral Obligations to the Not-Yet-Born ; Risks to the Fetus/ Legal Drugs/ Illegal Drugs ; II. Pregnant Women and the Law ; Delivering Drugs Through the Umbilical Cord/Criminal Prosectution for Child Abuse or Endagerment/Criminal Prosecution for Homicide/Jailing the Pregnant Addict/Terminaton of Parental Rights/Comulsory Cesarean Sections/The Implications of Roe v. Wade/McFall v. Shrimpand the Duty to Rescue/Less Invasive Cases ; 5. Assisted Reproductive Technology ; I. The Science of ART ; In Vitro Fertilization/ Health Risks to Women/ Health Risks to Offspring ; II. Procreative Liberty and Its Critics ; John Robertson/ Adoption and the Right to Have Biologically Related Children/ Core Values and Penumbral Interests/ The Interests of Children and the Nonidentity Problem ; III. Limits to Procreative Liberty ; Postmenopausal Mothers/ Multiple Births/ Octomom ; IV. Dispositional Problems ; Davis v. Davis/Kass v. Kass ; V. Gamete Donation ; Sperm Donation/ Egg Donation ; 6. Stem Cell Research ; I. The Science ; Adult Stem Cells/Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells/Cloning: Reproductive v. Therapeutic ; II. The Moral Standing of the Human Embryo ; The Twinning Problem/ Respect for Embryos/ Kantian Respect/ Moral Standing v. Moral Value/ The Basis for Ascribing Moral Value to Human Embryos ; III. The Discarded-Created Distinction ; IV. Payment for Oocytes ; V. Chimeras, Hybrids and Cybrids ; VI. Law and Policy in the United States ; Cloning Policy ; VII. Law and Policy in Other Countries ; United Nations Declaration on Human Cloning ; Index
Responsibility: Bonnie Steinbock.
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