Visual bioethics

American Journal of Bioethics 8 (12):50 – 56 (2008)
Although images are pervasive in public policy debates in bioethics, few who work in the field attend carefully to the way that images function rhetorically. If the use of images is discussed at all, it is usually to dismiss appeals to images as a form of manipulation. Yet it is possible to speak meaningfully of visual arguments. Examining the appeal to images of the embryo and fetus in debates about abortion and stem cell research, I suggest that bioethicists would be well served by attending much more carefully to how images function in public policy debates.
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DOI 10.1080/15265160802559146
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Mary Jo Iozzio (2002). Moral Analysis: It is Time to Support Embryo Adoption. The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 2 (4):585-596.

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Catherine Mills (2008). Images and Emotion in Abortion Debates. American Journal of Bioethics 8 (12):61-62.
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