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The Prenatal Person: Ethics from Conception to Birth

Ford, Norman M.

ISBN 10: 0631234918 / ISBN 13: 9780631234913
Published by Wiley-Blackwell, 2002
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Title: The Prenatal Person: Ethics from Conception ...

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

Publication Date: 2002

Book Condition:Good

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This text addresses the host of ethical questions that has arisenrecently in response to the development of new reproductivetechnologies.

  • Addresses the ethical questions which have arisen in responseto new reproductive technologies.
  • Helps students of theology, philosophy and health studies, aswell as lay readers tackle these issues.
  • Provides readers with relevant medical and scientificfacts.
  • Explains how different metaphysical frameworks affect the waysin which people solve these ethical problems.
  • Topics covered include human embryo and embryonic cell stemresearch, infertility and its treatments, and prenatal screeningand diagnosis.
  • The author takes a balanced approach, acknowledging his loyaltyto Catholicism, yet exploring freely the new options provided byadvancing biological science.

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A host of ethical questions has arisen recently in response to thedevelopment of new reproductive technologies. This text helpsstudents of theology, philosophy, and health studies, as well aslay readers, to find answers to these questions.

In order to facilitate an informed discussion of the manydelicate ethical issues, the book first provides readers withrelevant medical and scientific information. It explains in a clearand simple way, for example, what is involved in human embryo andembryonic cell stem research, infertility and its treatments, andprenatal screening and diagnosis. It also explains how themetaphysical framework, in which both Christian and secularphilosophers think, relates to the scientific facts and affects theways in which they solve ethical problems.

Throughout, the author takes a balanced approach, acknowledginghis loyalty to Catholicism, yet freely exploring new optionsindicated by advancing biological science.

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