Moral dilemmas in perinatal medicine and the Quest for large scale embryo research: A discussion of recent guidelines in the federal republic of germany

Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 12 (3):279-290 (1987)
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This paper reports on recent regulations and guidelines in the Federal Republic of Germany bearing on perinatal medical ethics, embryo research and trophoblast biopsy. Some of the regulations are defensive responses to new moral opportunities. In contrast, this paper calls for a more aggressive moral cost-benefit assessment of high technology medicine, which would include large-scale research on embryos prior to the fiftieth day post-menstruation. Keywords: abortion, embryo research, moral triage, prenatal diagnosis, withholding treatment CiteULike Connotea Del.icio.us What's this?

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Hans-Martin Sass
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