The Clone Age : Adventures in the New World of Reproductive by Lori B. Andrews

By Lori B. Andrews

Lori Andrews handed her bar examination the day the 1st test-tube child was once born. on account that that point she has develop into the world's such a lot obvious professional at the felony and moral implications of reproductive expertise, wanted to evaluate the rights of cryonically susped severed heads, the felony entanglements of surrogate motherhood, and the ethics of constructing infants from lifeless men's sperm. She has been an consultant on genetic and reproductive expertise to the president and Congress, the area well-being association, the FBI, and such oddly events because the emirate of Dubai. during this provocative memoir, she relates her reports, unmasking the weird causes and techniques of a brand new breed of scientist, bringing to existence the wrenching concerns all of us face as enterprise capital floods clinical learn, know-how races prior to felony and moral flooring ideas, and traditional humans fight to keep up either human dignity and their very own emotional balance.

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If this case only about frozen lots "The advantage of giving the is interest to the story being told here. lawyering trial own dangerous precedent. Women's abortion rights Jerry responded with a fax: embryo its are try- could cells that and otherwise) and the Yorks happy parents, being prevented from doing that by a powerful clinic whose sole interest is protecting image, its we have the makings of a fabulous David and Goliath story. "True, giving the embryo a name tends to humanize it, then but the great philosophical and legal dispute the embryo human, but whether is tutional sense, and I think the law a boat, a corporation or a it is is is not whether a person in the consti- settled that dog can have a not.

The legislature passed a law allowing in vitro fertilization. But then it made any research involving embryos a crime. Once again, For our brief, demonstrate infertile we were back I in court. scoured hundreds of medical journals to how a ban on embryo research would women's chances interfere with to create a child. In vitro fertilization and reproductive technologies were so new that they were inherently experimental. Article after article described doctors were varying every aspect of the procedure new — how trying culture media, changing the shape of the petri dish — in order to improve the success rate of IVF.

Many childless couples Procreation ognized by every culture and religion as a is it universally rec- fundamental element many married couples it is the produce one's own offspring is, of the institution of marriage. For essence of family. " We law interfering with that decision should be declared unconstitutional. After state's we filed attorney for suit, the Illinois attorney genera] Cook County rendered and the an opinion that any THE CLONE AGE 26 physician law as who undertook long physician refrained "from wilfully endanger- as the ing or injuring" the They the procedure would not violate the embryo during the preimplantation said that if an defective, that action period.

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