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Making Babies: Is There a Right to Have Children?

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Is there a such thing as a universal right to have children? Should medical assistance to have children be available to everyone? Are all methods of assisted reproduction legitimate?
Mary Warnock steers a clear path through the web of complex issues underlying these questions. She analyzes what it means to claim something as a "right," examines the ethical problems faced by
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Paperback, 128 pages
Published October 1st 2003 by OUP Oxford (first published 2002)
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Mar 08, 2012 Vince rated it really liked it
In Making Babies: Is There A Right to Have Children? Mary Warnock sensibly navigates the ethical questions surrounding assisted human reproduction.

She concludes there is no right to have children...

...but that for those who feel an intense desire to rear their own biological offspring, the medical profession is well within its compassionate mission to assist. She offers carefully balanced assessments of the grounds from which human rights arise and the implications of them.

Her closing argument
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Helen Mary Warnock, Baroness Warnock, DBE, FBA is a British philosopher of morality, education and mind, and writer on existentialism.
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