Graduate studies at Western
University of New South Wales Law Journal 29:261-266 (2006)
|Abstract||John Harris criticises the European Parliament’s ‘waft in the direction of human rights and human dignity’ and rejects its suggestion that ‘human cloning violates the principle of equality since “it permits a eugenic and racist selection of the human race”’. He argues that, by parity of reasoning, so too do ‘pre-natal and pre-implantation screening, not to mention egg donation, sperm donation, surrogacy, abortion and human preference in choice of partner’. Conflating the techniques mentioned (ie, human cloning, egg donation, etc) with human preference in choice of a partner, he holds that reproductive liberty must be the operative principle in determining what ought to be prohibited by law in the realm of human reproduction. This article challenges his two problematic assumptions.|
|Keywords||Eugenics Reproductive liberty Bioethics|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Through your library||Configure|
Similar books and articles
Joyce C. Havstad (2010). Human Reproductive Cloning: A Conflict of Liberties. Bioethics 24 (2):71-77.
Sandra Shapshay (2012). Procreative Liberty, Enhancement and Commodification in the Human Cloning Debate. Health Care Analysis 20 (4):356-366.
Robert Sparrow (2008). Is It “Every Man's Right to Have Babies If He Wants Them”?: Male Pregnancy and the Limits of Reproductive Liberty. Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 18 (3):pp. 275-299.
John R. Spencer & Antje Du Bois-Pedain (eds.) (2006). Freedom and Responsibility in Reproductive Choice. Hart Pub..
Timothy Caulfield (2003). Human Cloning Laws, Human Dignity and the Poverty of the Policy Making Dialogue. BMC Medical Ethics 4 (1):1-7.
Karey Harwood (2009). Egg Freezing: A Breakthrough for Reproductive Autonomy? Bioethics 23 (1):39-46.
Susan L. Crockin (2010). Legal Conceptions: The Evolving Law and Policy of Assisted Reproductive Technologies. Johns Hopkins University Press.
Lucinda Vandervort (2006). Reproductive Choice: Screening Policy and Access to the Means of Reproduction. Human Rights Quarterly 28 (2):438-464.
Philip G. Peters (2004). How Safe is Safe Enough?: Obligations to the Children of Reproductive Technology. OUP Oxford.
Floris Tomasini (2007). Imagining Human Enhancement: Whose Future, Which Rationality? Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 28 (6):497-507.
Robert Lane (2006). Safety, Identity and Consent: A Limited Defense of Reproductive Human Cloning. Bioethics 20 (3):125–135.
Added to index2012-09-15
Total downloads11 ( #107,563 of 740,745 )
Recent downloads (6 months)5 ( #17,233 of 740,745 )
How can I increase my downloads?