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Parental Obligations and Bioethics

The Duties of a Creator

By Bernard G. Prusak

Series Editor: Mark J. Cherry, Ana S. Iltis

Routledge – 2014 – 162 pages

Series: Routledge Annals of Bioethics

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    978-0-415-70333-8
    September 19th 2013

Description

This book examines the question of what parental obligations procreators incur by bringing children into being. Prusak argues that parents, as procreators, have obligations regarding future children that constrain the liberty of would-be parents to do as they wish. Moreover, these obligations go beyond simply respecting a child’s rights. He addresses in turn the ethics of adoption, child support, gamete donation, surrogacy, prenatal genetic enhancement, and public responsibility for children.

Contents

Introduction 1. What Are Parents For? A Thought Experiment 2. The Costs of Procreation 3. Abortion and the Grounds of Parental Obligations 4. Whose Child? 5. Good Enough Parenting? The Child’s Right to an Open Future and the Ethics of Prenatal Genetic Enhancement 6. Back from the Future: Paying for the Priceless Child

Author Bio

Bernard G. Prusak is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Director of the McGowan Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility at King’s College, USA.

Name: Parental Obligations and Bioethics: The Duties of a Creator (Hardback)Routledge 
Description: By Bernard G. PrusakSeries Editor: Mark J. Cherry, Ana S. Iltis. This book examines the question of what parental obligations procreators incur by bringing children into being. Prusak argues that parents, as procreators, have obligations regarding future children that constrain the liberty of would-be parents to do as...
Categories: Medical Ethics, Medical Ethics, Health Law and Ethics, Children and Youth, Adoption and Fostering