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This booklet increases many ethical, criminal, social, and political, questions concerning attainable improvement, within the close to destiny, of a synthetic womb for human use. Is ectogenesis ever morally permissible? if that is so, below what conditions? Will ectogenesis increase or cut back women's reproductive rights and/or their financial possibilities? those are a few of the tough and an important questions this anthology addresses and makes an attempt to respond to. Contents: Acknowledgements Richard T. Hull: Foreword Scott GELFAND: One: creation Peter SINGER and Deane WELLS: : Ectogenesis Julien S. MURPHY: 3: Is being pregnant priceless: Feminist issues approximately Ectogenesis Leslie CANNOLD: 4: ladies, Ectogenesis, and moral thought Rosemarie TONG: 5: Out of physique Gestation:In Whose top pursuits? Gregory PENCE: Six: what is so reliable approximately normal Motherhood?(In compliment of Unnatural Gestation) Scott GELFAND: Seven: Ectogenesis and the Ethics of Care Maureen SANDER-STAUDT: 8: Of desktop Born? A Feminist evaluate of Ectogenesis and synthetic Wombs Joan WOOLFREY: 9: Ectogenesis: Liberation, Technological Tyranny,or simply extra of an identical? Dien HO: Ten: Leaving humans by myself: Liberalism, Ectogenesis, and the bounds of drugs Jennifer BARD: 11: Immaculate Gestation? How Will Ectogenesis swap present Paradigms of Social Relationships and Values? Joyce M. RASKIN and Nadav MAZOR: Twelve: the substitute Womb and Human topic study John R. SHOOK: 13: Bibliography on Ectogenesis concerning the Editors and participants Index

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Must women be pregnant? Do fetuses belong in women’s bodies? Would other alternatives undermine the role of women in society and impede our struggles for liberation? The topic of ectogenesis is no longer confined to science fiction. Techniques that enable the short-term growth of embryos in vitro suggest the eventual possibility of total growth of embryos outside of women’s bodies. Discussions of ectogenesis are commonplace in scientific research and in reports from ethics committees for new reproductive technologies.

In fact ectogenesis will certainly not take place in anything as simple as a test tube, but the parallel is nevertheless far closer than it was in the simpler case of IVF. Ectogenesis would make it technically possible to mass-produce babies in the manner Aldous Huxley describes in Brave New World. For this reason, some will say, we should not move toward ectogenesis. There are some forms of knowledge it would be better not to have. E. Farming Human Beings Finally there is the objection to the use of the embryo as a means of growing organs as spare parts.

The work will have been medical, for the benefit of the patient, rather than scientific, to increase our knowledge—although of course this kind of classification is very rough and the use of new medical techniques often has both a medical and a scientific element. The essential point is to work up to ectogenesis very gradually. ). We have not quite reached this point, but we are close to it. The next step would be to test these very premature babies at a stage when their mental and psychological development can be measured.

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