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What Price Parenthood?: Ethics And Assisted Reproduction Courtney S. Campbell

What Price Parenthood?: Ethics And Assisted Reproduction

Courtney S. Campbell

Published January 1st 1992
ISBN : 9781855212244
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127 pages
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In vitro fertilization, embryo freezing and surrogate motherhood have promised liberation from the procreative destinies consigned to us by nature and held out the prospect of parenting for many infertile couples and individuals. Yet technologicalMoreIn vitro fertilization, embryo freezing and surrogate motherhood have promised liberation from the procreative destinies consigned to us by nature and held out the prospect of parenting for many infertile couples and individuals. Yet technological breakthroughs in assisted reproduction are also haunted by the spectre of a Huxleyan Brave New World, with its chilling vision of mass-production reproduction, and have forced individuals and society to address perennial questions about the quest for parenthood, the kinds of family bonds - genetic, biological, or social - we value, and the balance between private choices and societal responsibility. This volume of essays and case studies reprinted from the Hastings Centre Report illumines the difficult value choices imposed on us by the powers and possibilities of the new reproductive technologies from a variety of philosophic, policy and cultural perspectives.