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Mid-Atlantic Ethics Committee Newsletter, Fall 2005-Winter 2006 Oct 2005

Mid-Atlantic Ethics Committee Newsletter, Fall 2005-Winter 2006

Mid-Atlantic Ethics Committee Newsletter

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Mid-Atlantic Ethics Committee Newsletter, Summer 2005 Jul 2005

Mid-Atlantic Ethics Committee Newsletter, Summer 2005

Mid-Atlantic Ethics Committee Newsletter

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Hard Cases And The Politics Of Righteousness, Carl E. Schneider May 2005

Hard Cases And The Politics Of Righteousness, Carl E. Schneider

Articles

The law of bioethics has been the law of cases. Interpreting the common law and the Constitution, judges have written the law of informed consent, abortion, and assisted suicide. Reacting to causes célèbres, legislatures have written the law of advance directives and end of life decisions. The long, sad death of Terri Schiavo eclipsed even the long, sad deaths of Karen Ann Quinlan and Nancy Beth Cruzan in the duration and strength of the attention and passions it evoked. What are Schiavo’s lessons? Hard cases, lawyers say, make bad law. Why? First, hard cases are atypical cases. They present ...


Mid-Atlantic Ethics Committee Newsletter, Spring 2005 Apr 2005

Mid-Atlantic Ethics Committee Newsletter, Spring 2005

Mid-Atlantic Ethics Committee Newsletter

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Owning Persons: The Application Of Property Theory To Embryos And Fetuses, Jessica Wilen Berg Jan 2005

Owning Persons: The Application Of Property Theory To Embryos And Fetuses, Jessica Wilen Berg

Faculty Publications

Embryos are all over the news. According to the New York Times there are currently 400,000 frozen embryos in storage. Headlines proclaim amazing advances in our understanding of embryonic stem cells. And legislation involving cloning and embryos continues to be hotly debated. Despite the media attention, theoretical analysis of embryos' legal status is lacking.

This article advances a number of novel arguments. First, recognition of property interests does not preclude the recognition of personhood interests. Embryos, fetuses and children may be both persons and property. Second, property law is conceptually more suited to resolving debates about embryos than procreative ...


Book Review: "Introduction To Jewish And Catholic Bioethics: A Comparative Analysis", Stacey A. Tovino Jan 2005

Book Review: "Introduction To Jewish And Catholic Bioethics: A Comparative Analysis", Stacey A. Tovino

Scholarly Works

Aaron Mackler’s agenda is to provide an orientation to ethical reasoning in the Roman Catholic and Jewish traditions, explore Roman Catholic and Jewish deliberations in five areas of bioethics, and identify and examine the traditions’ divergent and convergent methodologies. Mackler’s spirit is to learn more about his own religious traditions by studying the traditions of others. Accomplishing his agenda while remaining true to his spirit, Mackler shows just how much Jewish and Catholic thinkers can learn from one another.


Reaching Disclosure, Carl E. Schneider Jan 2005

Reaching Disclosure, Carl E. Schneider

Articles

It is easy to forget but crucial to remember that when lawmakers decide to regulate an activity, they must select a method. The law of bioethics particularly favors one method-requiring disclosure of information. The doctrine of informed consent obliges doctors to tell patients their treatment choices. The administrative law of research ethics insists that researchers warn subjects of the risks of experiments. The Patient Self-Determination Act compels medical institutions to remind patients about advance directives. The federal government's new privacy regulations instruct medical institutions to describe their privacy regime to patients. Not just the law of bioethics, but health ...


Preparing The Groundwork For A Responsible Debate On Stem Cell Research And Human Cloning, O. Carter Snead Jan 2005

Preparing The Groundwork For A Responsible Debate On Stem Cell Research And Human Cloning, O. Carter Snead

Journal Articles

The debate over both cloning and stem cell research has been intense and polarizing. It played a significant role in the recently completed presidential campaign, mentioned by both candidates on the stump, at both parties' conventions, and was even taken up directly during one of the presidential debates. The topic has been discussed and debated almost continuously by the members of the legal, scientific, medical, and public policy commentariat. I believe that it is a heartening tribute to our national polity that such a complex moral, ethical, and scientific issue has become a central focus of our political discourse. But ...