The contemporary literature of bioethics, although vast, can often make for unsatisfactory reading. It tends to place too much emphasis on patient autonomy, yet fails to adequately examine the ethical implications of procedures such as genetic testing, abortion, and euthanasia. There is often little scrutiny of the moral ends of medicine and far too much emphasis on the ethics of particular means.
It is refreshing, in this...
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Christine Rosen is a fellow at the Ethics & Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C., and the author of Preaching Eugenics: Religious Leaders and the American Eugenics Movement (Oxford University Press) and My Fundamentalist Education (PublicAffairs).