By John A. Robertson
Cloning, genetic screening, embryo freezing, in vitro fertilization, Norplant, RU486--these are the applied sciences revolutionizing our reproductive panorama. in the course of the lens of procreative liberty--meaning either the liberty to make a decision even if to have little ones in addition to the liberty to regulate one's reproductive capacity--John Robertson, a number one criminal bioethicist, analyzes the moral, felony, and social controversies surrounding each one significant expertise and opens up a large number of interesting questions: Do frozen embryos have the proper to be born? may still mom and dad be allowed to pick offspring features? could a central authority strength welfare recipients to take contraceptives? Robertson's arguments research the large diversity of results of every reproductive expertise and provides a well timed, multifaceted research of the competing pursuits at stake for sufferers, undefined, medical professionals, policymakers, attorneys, and ethicists.