By John A. Robertson

Cloning, genetic screening, embryo freezing, in vitro fertilization, Norplant, RU486--these are the applied sciences revolutionizing our reproductive panorama. during the lens of procreative liberty--meaning either the liberty to make a decision even if to have teenagers in addition to the liberty to manage one's reproductive capacity--John Robertson, a number one criminal bioethicist, analyzes the moral, criminal, and social controversies surrounding each one significant know-how and opens up a mess of interesting questions: Do frozen embryos have the correct to be born? should still mom and dad be allowed to pick offspring features? may perhaps a central authority strength welfare recipients to take contraceptives? Robertson's arguments study the extensive variety of outcomes of every reproductive expertise and provides a well timed, multifaceted research of the competing pursuits at stake for sufferers, undefined, medical professionals, policymakers, attorneys, and ethicists.

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