The Prenatal Person: Ethics from Conception to Birth

The Prenatal Person: Ethics from Conception to Birth

Author(s): Norman M. Ford

Published Online: 17 MAR 2008

Print ISBN: 9780631234913

Online ISBN: 9780470693735

DOI: 10.1002/9780470693735

About this Book

This text addresses the host of ethical questions that has arisen recently in response to the development of new reproductive technologies.

  • Addresses the ethical questions which have arisen in response to new reproductive technologies.
  • Helps students of theology, philosophy and health studies, as well as lay readers tackle these issues.
  • Provides readers with relevant medical and scientific facts.
  • Explains how different metaphysical frameworks affect the ways in which people solve these ethical problems.
  • Topics covered include human embryo and embryonic cell stem research, infertility and its treatments, and prenatal screening and diagnosis.
  • The author takes a balanced approach, acknowledging his loyalty to Catholicism, yet exploring freely the new options provided by advancing biological science.

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