Cross-Cultural Issues in Bioethics: The Example of Human by Heiner Roetz

By Heiner Roetz

Human cloning is a primary concentration of present bioethical dialogue. regarding the self-understanding of the human species, it has develop into the most debated subject matters in biomedical ethics, not just at the nationwide, but in addition at the overseas point. This e-book brings jointly articles by means of bioethicists from numerous international locations who deal with questions of human cloning in the context of alternative cultural, spiritual and neighborhood settings opposed to the history of globalizing biotechnology. It explores on a cross-cultural point the issues and possibilities of worldwide bioethics.

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She laments that if the government had heard their voices, such an “inhumane” law would never have passed the Diet. The government, she stresses, should have discussed the problems arising from research on human female eggs, especially the problem of extracting eggs from a female body. ”8 The first of these is that it may support, or sometimes promote, “eugenic ideas” that we all harbour deep down. , healthy, talented, smart. ). He quoted the words of an American couple who wanted to have a cloned baby.

23 In contrast to the debate on organ transplantation and brain death, the legislation did not receive much attention from the general public and had only low-level coverage in the media. Even among Japanese bioethicists, detailed discussions on human cloning started only after the law was enacted. With the controversial interim report of the Council of Science and Technology Policy’s Expert Research Commission on Bioethics published in December 2003,24 the debate finally started to heat up, as several members of the Commission publicly voiced their dissent.

Kayukawa, 2001. 9. Shimazono, 2003, 134-43. 10. Hito Hai no Toriatsukai ni Kansuru Kihonteki Kangaekata no Soan. 11. Shirakawa, 2003. 12. Maruyama, 1992, 334. 13. Morioka, 2002, 94-97. 14. org. References Kayukawa, Junji. Kurôn Ningen. Kôbunsha Shinsho, 2001. Mainichi Shimbun, April 18, 2002. Maruyama, Masao. ). Chikuma Shobô, 1992. Morioka, Masahiro. ” Eubios Journal of Asian and International Bioethics 12 (May 2002): 94-97. html) Ogoshi, Kumiko. ). Ryoku Fû Shuppan, 2001a). Ogoshi, Kumiko. ).

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