The ethics of preimplantation genetic diagnosis
& choosing children without abortion
By Christian Munthe
310 pages, 6 ½ x 9 ½"
Contents include: The rise of PGD versus prenatal diagnosis. Ethics. Pure selection.
The rise of PGD in Sweden-the genetic turn of IVF, ethical criticism, local
& national discussion of ethics, power-play & tactics in the government, why
PGD for IVF-patients only, the Embryo Research Act. Arguments for pure selection-avoiding
abortion in genetic counseling, improving IVF, paving the way for better treatment.
Moral status of early embryos-utilitarianism and the destruction of embryos,
the official Catholic position, the relevance of pure selection of the embryo
debate. IVF-related objections-the value of additional children, against nature;
information, autonomy & well being. Risk objections-risks to resulting children,
risks to women, pure selection & informed consent. Pure selection in society-the
selective supermarket, scenarios of discrimination. Regulating pure selection-research,
clinical application, routine health care. Glossary. References, Index.
Medical ethics; genetics
Acta Philosophica Gothoburgensia No. 6
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