Over a decade ago, the field of bioethics was established in response to the increased control over the design of living organisms afforded by both medical genetics and biotechnology. As part of the Readings in Bioethics series, this volume collects critical essays by leading scholars on reproductive technologies, abortion, in vitro fertilization, prenatal diagnosis, and cloning.
Thomas A. Shannon is professor of religion and social ethics at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He is the author of many articles and books in Catholic social thought, bioethics, and genetics. He is co-author with Thomas Massaro of Catholic Perspectives on Peace and War, with James Walter of The New Genetic Medicine, and is the editor of a series of readers in bioethics for Sheed & Ward.
Chapter 1 Editor's Introduction Chapter 2 Regulation of Assisted Reproductive Technologies in the United States Chapter 3 Progress We Can Be Proud Of: U.S. Trends in Assisted Reproduction Over the First 20 Years Chapter 4 Reproductive Technologies: Ethical and Religious Issues Chapter 5 Sex Selection: Not Obviously Wrong Chapter 6 Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Infertility Treatment Chapter 7 Low and Very Low Birth Weight in Infants Conceived with Use of Assisted Reproductive Technologies Chapter 8 Pregnancy in the Sixth Decade of Life: Obstetric Outcomes in Women of Advanced Reproductive Age Chapter 9 Reproductive Tourism as Moral Pluralism in Motion Chapter 10 What Are Families For? Getting to An Ethics of Reproductive Technology Chapter 11 Mom, Dad, Clone: Implications for Reproductive Privacy Chapter 12 Cloned Child