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Surrounding Embryos: Biology, Ideology, and Politics


Janet L. Dolgin


Hofstra University - School of Law


Health Matrix, Vol. 16, No. 27, 2006
Hofstra Univ. Legal Studies Research Paper No. 06-6

Abstract:     
This article considers several parameters of the late twentieth and early twenty-first-century debate in the U.S. about ethics, politics, science, and ideology (popularly referred to as the "culture wars"). The article focuses, in particular, on shifting understandings of the embryo. The article reviews developments in science (especially the advent of stem-cell research and cloning) that have affected understandings of embryo, the history of debate about abortion in the U.S., and the place of discourse about abortion in a more far-reaching social debate about family, personal relationships, and the scope of personhood in the U.S.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 39

Keywords: abortion, cryopreserved embryos, embryo adoption, embryonic status, reproductive rights, stem-cell research

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Date posted: March 20, 2006  

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Dolgin, Janet L., Surrounding Embryos: Biology, Ideology, and Politics. Health Matrix, Vol. 16, No. 27, 2006; Hofstra Univ. Legal Studies Research Paper No. 06-6. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=889640

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Hempstead, NY 11549
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