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Reproductive issues in America [electronic resource] : a reference handbook / Janna C. Merrick, Robert H. Blank.

By: Merrick, Janna C.
Contributor(s): Blank, Robert H.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Contemporary world issues: Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c2003Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 241 p.) : ill.ISBN: 1576078175 (electronic bk.); 9781576078174 (electronic bk.); 1280713186; 9781280713187.Subject(s): Human reproductive technology -- United States -- Handbooks, manuals, etc | Reproductive Techniques -- United States -- Handbooks | Reproductive Techniques -- United States -- Resource Guides | Abortion, Legal -- United States -- Handbooks | Abortion, Legal -- United States -- Resource Guides | Family Planning Services -- United States -- Handbooks | Family Planning Services -- United States -- Resource Guides | Family Planning Policy -- United States -- Handbooks | Family Planning Policy -- United States -- Resource Guides | Genetic Counseling -- United States -- Handbooks | Genetic Counseling -- United States -- Resource Guides | HEALTH & FITNESS -- InfertilityGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Reproductive issues in America.DDC classification: 616.6/9206 Online resources: EBSCOhost Summary: A comprehensive and thoughtful analysis of human reproduction issues in the U.S. with emphasis on the ethical and policy implications of cutting-edge reproductive technologies. Human cloning. Stem cell research. Abortion. All of these subjects are surrounded by controversy. But now readers can cut through the usual emotion, misinformation, and distortion-and get a fair and balanced picture of human reproduction issues in the United States. Few subjects are as divisive and partisan as the issues surrounding the propagation of the human species. This thorough examination covers the full scope of the debates and offers an up-to-the-minute survey of the controversial technologies that are at the heart of reproductive rights in the United States. The areas explored range from abortion and sterlization to fetal research and human cloning. The moral, societal and public policy implications of each subject are examined thoroughly, with emphasis on those areas where cutting-edge technology has raced ahead of public policy, thereby creating new concerns for ethicists and policy-makers.; Legislative oversight or the freedom to pursue reproductive technologies at any cost, this debate is far from over.
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A comprehensive and thoughtful analysis of human reproduction issues in the U.S. with emphasis on the ethical and policy implications of cutting-edge reproductive technologies. Human cloning. Stem cell research. Abortion. All of these subjects are surrounded by controversy. But now readers can cut through the usual emotion, misinformation, and distortion-and get a fair and balanced picture of human reproduction issues in the United States. Few subjects are as divisive and partisan as the issues surrounding the propagation of the human species. This thorough examination covers the full scope of the debates and offers an up-to-the-minute survey of the controversial technologies that are at the heart of reproductive rights in the United States. The areas explored range from abortion and sterlization to fetal research and human cloning. The moral, societal and public policy implications of each subject are examined thoroughly, with emphasis on those areas where cutting-edge technology has raced ahead of public policy, thereby creating new concerns for ethicists and policy-makers.; Legislative oversight or the freedom to pursue reproductive technologies at any cost, this debate is far from over.

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Reproductive issues in America by Merrick, Janna C. ©2003
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