Artificial Womb Technology and the Future of Human Reproduction


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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.

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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
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