For nearly 30 years, Gregory E. Pence's name has appeared in the by-lines of headlining newspaper articles in bioethics. Pence, one of America's pioneering bioethicists, has never been afraid to go his own way or stir up a little controversy. Brave New Bioethics gathers 35 of his most influential and groundbreaking op-ed pieces and essays into one broad-ranging volume on issues such as cloning, AIDS, dignified death, and test-tube babies. These distinctive, lively commentaries have graced the pages of such publications as The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Gregory E. Pence is a medical ethicist with twenty years of experience reviewing significant cases in bioethics, and is professor in the School of Medicine and the Department of Philosophy at the University of Alabama-Birmingham. He is the author of Who's Afraid of Human Cloning? (1998) and Designer Food (2001).
Part 1 Events in a Bioethicist's Life Chapter 2 Medical Ethics is Whatever You Say It Is Chapter 3 I Meet the AIDS Bigot Chapter 4 Do We Really Value Human Life? Chapter 5 Excercise is Dangerous to your Health Part 6 On Bioethics and Bioethicists Chapter 7 Bioethicists and the Media: Finicky Lovers Chapter 8 Re-Creating Bioethics Chapter 9 Bush's Bioethics Council: Dead On Arrival? Chapter 10 On Reading Shakespeare to Get into Medical School Part 11 Assisted Reproduction Chapter 12 Happy Twentieth Birthday, Louise Brown Chapter 13 McCaughey Septuplets: God's Will or Human Choice? Chapter 14 Our New Idol, Life Part 15 Cloning Embryos Chapter 16 Twinning Embryos Isn't Cloning Chapter 17 Cloning Michael J. Fox's Embryos Part 18 Cloning Humans Chapter 19 A Sheep is Cloned, Tah Dah! Chapter 20 Ban Sexual Reproduction! Chapter 21 Please Don't Criminalize Human Cloning Chapter 22 Why Science Fiction Distorts Views of Cloning Chapter 23 If Parents Expect Bad Things from Cloning, Should We Ban It? Part 24 Death and Dying Chapter 25 Do Not Go Slowly into that Dark Night: Mercy Killing in Holland Chapter 26 Even with a Living Will, It's Tough to Die Well in America Chapter 27 In Case of Terminal Illness, Call Your Lawyer, Not Your Physician Part 28 Money, Ethics, and Medicine Chapter 29 Everyone Creates Soaring Medical Costs Chapter 30 How to Say 'No More' to Patients Chapter 31 What the Clinton Medical Plan Should Have Emphasized Part 32 Ethics and AIDS Chapter 33 Should Doctors Treat People with AIDS? Chapter 34 How Politicization of Facts about AIDS Helped Kill People With AIDS Part 35 General Bioethics Chapter 36 Don't Fear the Human Genome Project Chapter 37 Children's Dissent to Research: A Minor Matter? Chapter 38 Organ Donation Can Kill You Chapter 39 Big Brother Is Watching: The Ethics of Cybermedicine Part 40 Development of New Drugs Chapter 41 How to Get AIDS Drugs for Africans Chapter 42 Indigenous Peoples Deserve Profits from Drugs from Their Lands Part 43 Food and Ethics Chapter 44 Norman Borlaug: He Fed a Billion People: You Don't Know His Name Chapter 45 Hating Biotechnology: A Tree with Deep Philosophical Roots