This book raises many moral, legal, social, and political, questions related to possible development, in the near future, of an artificial womb for human use. Is ectogenesis ever morally permissible? If so, under what circumstances? Will ectogenesis enhance or diminish women's reproductive rights and/or their economic opportunities? These are some of the difficult and crucial questions this anthology addresses and attempts to answer.
Acknowledgements Richard T. Hull: Foreword Scott GELFAND: One: Introduction Peter SINGER and Deane WELLS: Two: Ectogenesis Julien S. MURPHY: Three: Is Pregnancy Necessary: Feminist Concerns about Ectogenesis Leslie CANNOLD: Four: Women, Ectogenesis, and Ethical Theory Rosemarie TONG: Five: Out of Body Gestation:In Whose Best Interests? Gregory PENCE: Six: What ’s so Good about Natural Motherhood?(In Praise of Unnatural Gestation) Scott GELFAND: Seven: Ectogenesis and the Ethics of Care Maureen SANDER-STAUDT: Eight: Of Machine Born? A Feminist Assessment of Ectogenesis and Artificial Wombs Joan WOOLFREY: Nine: Ectogenesis: Liberation, Technological Tyranny,or Just More of the Same? Dien HO: Ten: Leaving People Alone: Liberalism, Ectogenesis, and the Limits of Medicine Jennifer BARD: Eleven: Immaculate Gestation? How Will Ectogenesis Change Current Paradigms of Social Relationships and Values? Joyce M. RASKIN and Nadav MAZOR: Twelve: The Artificial Womb and Human Subject Research John R. SHOOK: Thirteen: Bibliography on Ectogenesis About the Editors and Contributors Index