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Title Reproductive issues in America : a reference handbook / Janna C. Merrick, Robert H. Blank.
Imprint Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, ©2003.


 Internet  Electronic Book    AVAILABLE
Description 1 online resource (xiv, 241 pages) : illustrations.
Series Contemporary world issues
Contemporary world issues.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Print version record.
Subject Human reproductive technology -- United States -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
United States.
Reproductive Techniques -- United States -- Handbooks.
Reproductive Techniques -- United States -- Resource Guides.
Abortion, Legal -- United States -- Handbooks.
Abortion, Legal -- United States -- Resource Guides.
Family Planning Services -- United States -- Handbooks.
Family Planning Services -- United States -- Resource Guides.
Family Planning Policy -- United States -- Handbooks.
Family Planning Policy -- United States -- Resource Guides.
Genetic Counseling -- United States -- Handbooks.
Genetic Counseling -- United States -- Resource Guides.
Genre Handbooks and manuals.
Contents Contents; Preface; 1 Reproductive Rights; 2 Issues in Conception and Pregnancy; 3 Chronology; 4 Biographical Sketches; 5 Facts and Statistics; 6 Organizations and Governmental Agencies; 7 Print and Nonprint Resources; Glossary; Index; About the Authors.
Summary A comprehensive and thoughtful analysis of human reproduction issues in the U.S. with emphasis on the ethical and policy implications of cutting-edge reproductive technologies. Human cloning. Stem cell research. Abortion. All of these subjects are surrounded by controversy. But now readers can cut through the usual emotion, misinformation, and distortion-and get a fair and balanced picture of human reproduction issues in the United States. Few subjects are as divisive and partisan as the issues surrounding the propagation of the human species. This thorough examination covers the full scope of the debates and offers an up-to-the-minute survey of the controversial technologies that are at the heart of reproductive rights in the United States. The areas explored range from abortion and sterlization to fetal research and human cloning. The moral, societal and public policy implications of each subject are examined thoroughly, with emphasis on those areas where cutting-edge technology has raced ahead of public policy, thereby creating new concerns for ethicists and policy-makers.; Legislative oversight or the freedom to pursue reproductive technologies at any cost, this debate is far from over.
Other Author Blank, Robert H.
Other Title Print version: Merrick, Janna C. Reproductive issues in America. Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, ©2003 1576078167