Get 20M+ Full-Text Papers For Less Than $1.50/day. Start a 14-Day Trial for You or Your Team.

Learn More →

Faces of Medicine: A Philosophical Study

Faces of Medicine: A Philosophical Study Book reviews 221 the Baby M case, where Mary Beth. prognoses is the most effective use of surrogate motherhood is impossible to Whitehead's fitness for motherhood scarce resources' leads necessarily to the ban effectively - indeed its very statement, as is implied, that 'more existence is hard to assess as it can be was judged and found to be inferior by a patients per unit of resources can be achieved without medical intervention. predominantly middle-class judiciary treated in this way than by any But contracts for surrogacy, which and professional witnesses. alternative approach'. Second, neither apparently emerged in the 1970s, seem In conclusion, the author statement can be equated with to raise new problems. How should recommends that surrogacy contracts efficiency (as is implied by the second society treat these contracts? The should not, on balance, be made illegal, sentence) and third, since efficiency is options available to a legislature are to but that they should be unenforceable concerned with maximising social ban all such contracts, making them against the surrogate mother if she benefit from the available resources, illegal; to allow them but to make them changes her mind; she can then keep the then if society wishes http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Medical Ethics British Medical Journal

Faces of Medicine: A Philosophical Study

Journal of Medical Ethics , Volume 16 (4) – Dec 1, 1990

Faces of Medicine: A Philosophical Study

Journal of Medical Ethics , Volume 16 (4) – Dec 1, 1990

Abstract

Book reviews 221 the Baby M case, where Mary Beth. prognoses is the most effective use of surrogate motherhood is impossible to Whitehead's fitness for motherhood scarce resources' leads necessarily to the ban effectively - indeed its very statement, as is implied, that 'more existence is hard to assess as it can be was judged and found to be inferior by a patients per unit of resources can be achieved without medical intervention. predominantly middle-class judiciary treated in this way than by any But contracts for surrogacy, which and professional witnesses. alternative approach'. Second, neither apparently emerged in the 1970s, seem In conclusion, the author statement can be equated with to raise new problems. How should recommends that surrogacy contracts efficiency (as is implied by the second society treat these contracts? The should not, on balance, be made illegal, sentence) and third, since efficiency is options available to a legislature are to but that they should be unenforceable concerned with maximising social ban all such contracts, making them against the surrogate mother if she benefit from the available resources, illegal; to allow them but to make them changes her mind; she can then keep the then if society wishes

Loading next page...
 
/lp/british-medical-journal/faces-of-medicine-a-philosophical-study-rSAus0DYl8

References

References for this paper are not available at this time. We will be adding them shortly, thank you for your patience.

Publisher
British Medical Journal
ISSN
0306-6800
eISSN
1473-4257
DOI
10.1136/jme.16.4.221-a
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

Book reviews 221 the Baby M case, where Mary Beth. prognoses is the most effective use of surrogate motherhood is impossible to Whitehead's fitness for motherhood scarce resources' leads necessarily to the ban effectively - indeed its very statement, as is implied, that 'more existence is hard to assess as it can be was judged and found to be inferior by a patients per unit of resources can be achieved without medical intervention. predominantly middle-class judiciary treated in this way than by any But contracts for surrogacy, which and professional witnesses. alternative approach'. Second, neither apparently emerged in the 1970s, seem In conclusion, the author statement can be equated with to raise new problems. How should recommends that surrogacy contracts efficiency (as is implied by the second society treat these contracts? The should not, on balance, be made illegal, sentence) and third, since efficiency is options available to a legislature are to but that they should be unenforceable concerned with maximising social ban all such contracts, making them against the surrogate mother if she benefit from the available resources, illegal; to allow them but to make them changes her mind; she can then keep the then if society wishes

Journal

Journal of Medical EthicsBritish Medical Journal

Published: Dec 1, 1990

There are no references for this article.