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The Resource Reproducing persons : issues in feminist bioethics, Laura M. Purdy

Reproducing persons : issues in feminist bioethics, Laura M. Purdy

Label
Reproducing persons : issues in feminist bioethics
Title
Reproducing persons
Title remainder
issues in feminist bioethics
Statement of responsibility
Laura M. Purdy
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Controversies about abortion and women's reproductive technologies often seem to reflect personal experience, religious commitment, or emotional response. Laura M. Purdy believes, however, that coherent ethical principles are implicit in these controversies and that feminist bioethics can help clarify the conflicts of interest which often figure in human reproduction. As she defines the underlying issues, Purdy emphasizes the importance of taking women's interests fully into account. Reproducing Persons first explores the rights and duties connected with conception and pregnancy. Purdy asks whether conceiving a child or taking a pregnancy to term can ever be morally wrong. She challenges the thinking of those who feel the prospect of disability or serious genetic disease should not constrain conception or justify abortion
  • The essays next look at abortion from a variety of angles. One contends that killing fetuses is not murder; others emphasize the moral importance of access to abortion. Purdy considers the conflicting interests of women and men regarding abortion, and argues against requiring a husband's consent. The book concludes with a consideration of new reproductive technologies and arrangements, including the controversial issue of surrogacy, or contract pregnancy. Throughout, Purdy combines traditional utilitarianism with some of the most powerful insights of contemporary feminist ethics. Her provocative essays create guidelines for approaching new topics and inspire fresh thinking about old ones
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
OCLCE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Purdy, Laura Martha
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bioethics
  • Feminist theory
  • Human reproductive technology
  • Abortion
  • Feminist ethics
  • Abortion
  • Bioethics
  • Feminist ethics
  • Feminist theory
  • Human reproductive technology
  • PHILOSOPHY / Ethics & Moral Philosophy
  • Abortion, Induced
  • Reproductive Techniques
  • Bioethics
  • Women's Rights
Label
Reproducing persons : issues in feminist bioethics, Laura M. Purdy
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-245) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. I. The Right to Reproduce: Limits and Caveats. 1. Genetics and Reproductive Risk: Can Having Children Be Immoral? 2. Loving Future People. 3. What Can Progress in Reproductive Technology Mean for Women? 4. Are Pregnant Women Fetal Containers? -- pt. II. Abortion and the Right Not to Reproduce. 5. Is Abortion Murder? / Laura M. Purdy and Michael Tooley. 6. Abortion, Potentiality, and Conferred Claims: A Response to Langerak. 7. Abortion and the Argument from Convenience. 8. Abortion, Forced Labor, and War. 9. Abortion and the Husband's Rights: A Reply to Teo -- pt. III. New Worlds: Collaborative Reproduction. 10. The Morality of New Reproductive Technologies. 11. Surrogate Mothering: Exploitation or Empowerment? 12. Another Look at Contract Pregnancy. 13. Children of Choice: Whose Children? At What Cost?
Control code
ocn603966400
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 257 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501729553
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv5qtgbz
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)603966400
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Reproducing persons : issues in feminist bioethics, Laura M. Purdy
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-245) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. I. The Right to Reproduce: Limits and Caveats. 1. Genetics and Reproductive Risk: Can Having Children Be Immoral? 2. Loving Future People. 3. What Can Progress in Reproductive Technology Mean for Women? 4. Are Pregnant Women Fetal Containers? -- pt. II. Abortion and the Right Not to Reproduce. 5. Is Abortion Murder? / Laura M. Purdy and Michael Tooley. 6. Abortion, Potentiality, and Conferred Claims: A Response to Langerak. 7. Abortion and the Argument from Convenience. 8. Abortion, Forced Labor, and War. 9. Abortion and the Husband's Rights: A Reply to Teo -- pt. III. New Worlds: Collaborative Reproduction. 10. The Morality of New Reproductive Technologies. 11. Surrogate Mothering: Exploitation or Empowerment? 12. Another Look at Contract Pregnancy. 13. Children of Choice: Whose Children? At What Cost?
Control code
ocn603966400
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 257 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501729553
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv5qtgbz
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)603966400
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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