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Should Parents Be Licensed?: Debating the Issues

edited by Peg Tittle
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Book
Published
Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 2004.
Language
English
Series
Contemporary Issues
Contemporary Issues (Buffalo, N.Y.)
ISBN
1591020948 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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Table of contents
Contents
  • Introduction
  • [Pt.] I. Parenting. 1. Proposals. Licensing parents / Hugh LaFollette ; A national parenting policy / Jack C. Westman ; A policy of parent licensing / Katherine Covell and R. Brian Howe ; Parenthood training or mandatory birth control: take your choice / Roger W. McIntire ; 2. Assessment. Licensing parents: how feasible? / Claudia Pap Mangel ; Custody evaluations: a realistic view / Diane A. Trombetta ; Adoption and the parental screening system / Elizabeth Bartholet ; Reproductive rights and access to the means of reproduction / Christine Overall
  • [Pt.] II. Parentage. 1. Genetic disease. Can having children be immoral? / Laura M. Purdy ; Implications of prenatal diagnosis for the human right to life / Leon R. Kass ; 2. Genetic control. The ethics of genetic control: some answers / Joseph Fletcher ; Debunking the slippery slope argument against human germ-line gene therapy / David Resnik ; Reproductive rights and genetic disease / Lawrence P. Ulrich ; Parents and genetic counselors: moral issues / Ruth Macklin
  • [Pt.] III. Objections and replies. 1. Do we have a right to "have children?" Procreative liberty / John A. Robertson ; The moral bases of a right to reproductive freedom / Dan W. Brock ; Is there a natural right to have children? / S.L. Floyd and D. Pomerantz ; Having children: introduction / Ruth F. Chadwick ; Sterilization of the mentally severely handicapped: a violation of the right to have children? / Eike-Henner W. Kluge ; The right to procreate: when rights claims have gone wrong / Laura Shanner ; 2. Is legislation the best response? Norplant, forced contraception, and irresponsible reproduction / John A. Robertson ; The mythology of family planners / Edgar R. Chasteen ; Genetic engineering: goals and controls / Peter Singer and Deane Wells ; Inescapable eugenics / Philip Kitcher ; Arguments in favor and against legally requiring a pregnant woman to act in the interests of her future child / Deborah Mathieu ; Arguments against licensing parents / Jack C. Westman ; Epilogue.
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364 p. ; 23 cm.
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Includes bibliographical references.
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