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by Fred Rosner
How do you define the precise moment of death? Should "pulling the plug" and mercy killings be allowed by law? Is it necessary to control the birth of "test tube babies"? Should abortions be legal and freely available? What are the social implications of sex-change operations? Should research on cloning and genetic engineering be allowed and encouraged? Should doctors be ...more
Paperback, 424 pages
Published January 1st 1979 by Hebrew Publishing Company
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This is a good starting point for research in Jewish ethical viewpoints on bioethics. I write articles about the ethics of patenting genetic engineering from a Jewish viewpoint. This book's last two chapters, both about genetic engineering, spearhead Jewish thought in this field. While this book was written on the cusp of the biorevolution we are now in the midst of, it still contains some valuable lessons for a dilemma which will not go away. In particular, the last chapter, written by one of ...more