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  1. Christopher L. Griffin Jr & Dov Fox, Disability-Selective Abortion and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
    This Article examines the influence of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on affective attitudes toward children with disabilities and on the incidence of disability-selective abortion. Applying regression analysis to U.S. natality data, we find that the birthrate of children with Down syndrome declined significantly in the years following the ADA's passage. Controlling for technological, demographic, and cultural variables suggests that the ADA may have encouraged prospective parents to prevent the existence of the very class of people the Act was (...)
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  2. Dov Fox, Silver Spoons and Golden Genes: Genetic Engineering and the Egalitarian Ethos.
    This Article considers the moral and legal status of practices that aim to modify traits in human offspring. As advancements in reproductive biotechnology give parents greater power to shape the genetic constitution of their children, an emerging school of legal scholars has ushered in a privatized paradigm of genetic control. Commentators defend a constitutionally protected right to prenatal engineering by appeal to the significance of procreative liberty and the promise of producing future generations who are more likely to have their (...)
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  3. Dov Fox (2010). Retracing Liberalism and Remaking Nature: Designer Children, Research Embryos, and Featherless Chickens. Bioethics 24 (4):170-178.
    Liberal theory seeks to achieve the moral and practical goods of toleration, civil peace, and mutual respect within modern pluralistic societies by excluding from public debate those arguments that arise from within formative conceptions about what gives value to human life. I ask whether it is reasonable to bracket, for purposes of public deliberation, our deepest moral views about genetic engineering. The answer to this question depends, at least in part, on how we come down on those moral issues that (...)
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  4. Dov Fox (2010). The Expressive Dimension of Donor Deferral. American Journal of Bioethics 10 (2):42-43.
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  5. Dov Fox (2008). Brain Imaging and the Bill of Rights: Memory Detection Technologies and American Criminal Justice. American Journal of Bioethics 8 (1):34 – 36.
  6. Dov Fox (2008). Parental Attention Deficit Disorder. Journal of Applied Philosophy 25 (3):246-261.
    This essay considers the moral status of certain practices that aim to enhance offspring traits. I develop an objection to offspring enhancement that draws on an account of the role morality of parents. I work out an account of parental ethics by reference to premises about child development and to observations about parenting culture in the United States. I argue that excellence in parenthood consists in a dual responsibility both to guide children toward the good life and to accept them (...)
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  7. Dov Fox (2008). The Regulation of Biotechnologies: Four Recommendations. Hastings Center Report 38 (2):3-3.
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  8. Dov Fox (2007). Luck, Genes, and Equality. Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 35 (4):712-726.
    This essay considers principles of distributive justice for access to reproductive biotechnologies which make it is possible to enhance the traits of human offspring. I provide prima facie reason to think that redistributive principles apply to genetic goods and proceed to evaluate the way in which four distributive patterns - egalitarianism, luck egalitarianism, prioritarianism, and sufficientarianism - would implement a just distribution of genetic goods. I argue that the currency of genetic redistribution consists in natural primary goods like health, vision, (...)
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  9. Dov Fox (2007). The Illiberality of 'Liberal Eugenics'. Ratio 20 (1):1–25.
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