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A defense of dignity : creating life, destroying life, and protecting the rights of conscience

Author: Christopher Robert Kaczor
Publisher: Notre Dame, Indiana : University of Notre Dame Press, [2013]
Series: Notre Dame studies in medical ethics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Questions about the dignity of the human person give rise to many of the most central and hotly disputed topics in bioethics. In A Defense of Dignity: Creating Life, Destroying Life and Protecting  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Robert Kaczor
ISBN: 9780268033262 0268033269
OCLC Number: 820434470
Description: x, 220 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Are all species equal in dignity? --
Equal dignity and equal access to fertility treatments --
Procreative beneficence --
Embryo adoption and artificial wombs --
The ethics of ectopic pregnancy --
The ethics of fetal surgery --
The violinist argument revisited --
Faith, reason, and physician-assisted suicide --
PVS patients and Pope John Paul II --
Organ donation after cardiac death --
Conscience protection and the incompatibility thesis --
Conscientious objection and health care.
Series Title: Notre Dame studies in medical ethics.
Responsibility: Christopher Kaczor.
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