Ironically the realization that I too was a bucket holder is what inspired me to write
this book and create the accompanying website (www.rethinking procreation.com
). As you know by now, I had big dreams of becoming an emergency medicine ...
Author: Dr. Rick Vega
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
Category: Family & Relationships
Would it shock you to discover that every day across this great nation, poverty-stricken, alcoholic, drug-addicted, mentally challenged and criminal parents neglect, abuse, torture and murder their children—children they may not have wanted in the first place and cannot provide with safe, loving homes? What if I told you that for over fifteen years as I worked in hospital emergency departments, I routinely had to pronounce little children dead due to atrocities committed against them by those who were entrusted with caring for, protecting and loving them—their own parents and caregivers? What if all these atrocities could have been prevented by one simple, truly effective solution? The time has come to rethink procreation. I know that if you were a fly on the wall as children suffered unspeakable atrocities, you would agree. And I know that you would do everything in your power to help. Together we can start a conversation that can lead to the implementation of the only truly effective solution to this forgotten epidemic. Together we can prevent countless little souls from coming to earth only to suffer terrible fates. Together we can rethink procreation.
66 Mianna Lotz, “Rethinking Procreation: Why It Matters Why We Have Children,”
Journal of Applied Philosophy 28, no. 2 (2011): 105–119. 67 These conclusions
bring into sharp relief the question, amongst others, of whether a liberal state ...
Author: Jaime Ahlberg
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Category: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Procreation, Parenthood, and Educational Rights explores important issues at the nexus of two burgeoning areas within moral and social philosophy: procreative ethics and parental rights. Surprisingly, there has been comparatively little scholarly engagement across these subdisciplinary boundaries, despite the fact that parental rights are paradigmatically ascribed to individuals responsible for procreating particular children. This collection thus aims to bring expert practitioners from these literatures into fruitful and innovative dialogue around questions at the intersection of procreation and parenthood. Among these questions are: Must individuals be found competent in order to have the right to procreate or to parent? What, if anything, can justify parents' special authority over, or special obligations toward, their children, particularly children they biologically procreate? How is the relationship between the right to procreate and the right to parent best understood? How ought liberal societies understand the parent-child relationship and the rights and claims it gives rise to? A distinguishing feature of the collection is that several of its chapters address these issues by drawing on philosophical work in the realm of education, one of the most controversial areas in the ethics of parenthood. This book represents a distinctive synthesis of topics and literatures likely to appeal to scholars and advanced students working across a wide range of disciplines.
Author: Inmaculada de Melo-MartinPublish On: 2016-10-03
Wade.3 But some have argued that reproductive freedom involves not only the
right to refrain from procreation—and thus ... Wellman 1985), or a combination of
both (Sreenivasan 2005), the existence of a right to procreate is significantly
Author: Inmaculada de Melo-Martin
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Reprogenetic technologies, which combine the power of reproductive techniques with the tools of genetic science and technology, promise prospective parents a remarkable degree of control to pick and choose the likely characteristics of their offspring. Not only can they select embryos with or without particular genetically-related diseases and disabilities but also choose embryos with non-disease related traits such as sex. Prominent authors such as Agar, Buchanan, DeGrazia, Green, Harris, Robertson, Savulescu, and Silver have flocked to the banner of reprogenetics. For them, increased reproductive choice and reduced suffering through the elimination of genetic disease and disability are just the first step. They advocate use of these technologies to create beings who enjoy longer and healthier lives, possess greater intellectual capacities, and are capable of more refined emotional experiences. Indeed, Harris and Savulescu in particular take reprogenetic technologies to be so valuable to human beings that they have insisted that their use is not only morally permissible but morally required. Rethinking Reprogenetics challenges this mainstream view with a contextualised, gender-attentive philosophical perspective. De Melo-Martín demonstrates that you do not have to be a Luddite, social conservative, or religious zealot to resist the siren song of reprogenetics. Pointing out the flawed nature of the arguments put forward by the technologies' proponents, Rethinking Reprogenetics reveals the problematic nature of the assumptions underpinning current evaluations of these technologies and offers a framework for a more critical and sceptical assessment.
As Mary Lyndon Shanley suggests: Rather than treating fathers as enjoying a
nearproprietary right totheir children stemming from procreation, the legislationof
the 1880s suggested that bythe act of procreation parents had entered
Author: T. Cockburn
Category: Political Science
This book explores the relationship between children and citizenship, analyzing international perspectives on citizenship and human rights and developing new methods for facilitating the recognition of children as participating agents within society.
I think sex can be permitted without procreation within the bounds of marriage .
After all one does not ban sex even if after marriage it is found that one of the
conjugal partners suffers from infertility . Also , one cannot ban sex past the age
Author: Asghar Ali Engineer
The book considers some of the stereotypes regarding Islamic and Quranic injunctions and re-examines them in the light of verses from the Quran and the Sharia. Some of these are Islamic views on non-muslim communities, tolerance, family planning, etc.
Author: Kanalu G. Terry YoungPublish On: 2014-02-25
... the Hawaiian Islands and its Native people.1 After the two had given life to
several islands including Hawai'i, Wākea the Sky Father wanted to procreate with
his daughter. ... in the act of procreation, certain nights were placed under a kapu.
Author: Kanalu G. Terry Young
First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
The criterion also shows why and when differences in natural reproduction are
illegitimate. It is possible for both families and more comprehensive collectives,
like nations, religions, or civilizations, to put their efforts in natural reproduction ...
Author: Ulrich Steinvorth
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
In this book, Ulrich Steinvorth offers a fresh analysis and critique of rationality as a defining element in Western thinking. Steinvorth argues that Descartes' understanding of the self offers a more plausible and realistic alternative to the prevailing understanding of the self formed by the Lockean conception and utilitarianism. When freed from Cartesian dualism, such a conceptualization enables us to distinguish between self and subject. Moreover, it enables us to understand why individualism - one of the hallmarks of modernity in the West - became a universal ideal to be granted to every member of society; how acceptance of this notion could peak in the seventeenth century; and why it is now in decline, though not irreversibly so. Most importantly, the Cartesian concept of the self presents a way of saving modernity from the dangers that it now encounters.
Nevertheless, LaFollette made a powerful case for rethinking the connection
between biological procreation and social parenthood. Such rethinking takes on
new significance in light of developments in assisted reproduction technology (
Author: Daniela Cutas
Publisher: A&C Black
Category: Social Science
This book examines, through a multi-disciplinary lens, the possibilities offered by relationships and family forms that challenge the nuclear family ideal, and some of the arguments that recommend or disqualify these as legitimate units in our societies.That children should be conceived naturally, born to and raised by their two young, heterosexual, married to each other, genetic parents; that this relationship between parents is also the ideal relationship between romantic or sexual partners; and that romance and sexual intimacy ought to be at the core of our closest personal relationships - all these elements converge towards the ideal of the nuclear family. The authors consider a range of relationship and family structures that depart from this ideal: polyamory and polygamy, single and polyparenting, parenting by gay and lesbian couples, as well as families created through assisted human reproduction.
The Ninth Circuit's examination of the fundamental right to procreate in Gerber v
Hickman' 77 St. John's Law Review 625. ... Jackson, E., (2007) 'Rethinking the
pre-conception welfare principle' in Horsey, K. and Biggs, H. (eds), Human ...
Author: Kirsty Horsey
The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008 was a major update to the UK’s laws on the use and regulation of reproductive technology and assisted reproduction. Since the enactment of the new law, the sector’s regulatory body, the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA), has also consulted on various related topics including barriers to egg and sperm donation in the UK, multiple births/single embryo transfer and using IVF technology to prevent mitochondrial disease. This book critically considers recent developments in human fertilisation legislation, asking whether the 2008 Act has achieved its stated aim of being fit for purpose. Bringing together a range of international experts, the book evaluates the fresh risks and challenges emerging from both established and existing technologies and techniques in the field of human fertilisation and embryology, as well as offering valuable insights into the social and regulatory challenges that lie ahead. Key topics include problems with DIY assisted conception; the lack of reform in respect of the regulation of surrogacy arrangements; and mitochondrial DNA transfer. As a review of the status of assisted reproduction legislation, this book will be of great use and interest to students, researchers and practitioners in medical law, bioethics, medicine and child welfare.
4:23 , 28 ) and not merely the result of natural biological procreation ( the
controversial statement of Rom . 9 : 6-9 should be housed in the same context ) ; (
2 ) the ' son born of faith ' becomes a model for justification - new life emerging
Author: Peter Oakes
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Oakes and Boakye rethink Galatians by examining the text as a vision for the lives of its hearers. They show how, in tackling the difficulties that he faces in Galatia, Paul offers a vision of what the Galatians are in their relationship with the living Christ. This offers a new understanding of the concept of unity in diversity expressed in Gal 3:28. The authors develop their views over six chapters. First, Oakes maps a route from the letter to a focus on its Galatian hearers and on Paul's vision for their identity and existence. In the next chapter, Oakes uses the Christology of Galatians as a way to support the idea of pistis as current relationship with the living Christ. Boakye then offers three chapters analysing the letter's scriptural quotations and ideas about salvation and law. Boakye sees a key dynamic at work in Galatians as being a movement from death to life, as prophesied metaphorically by Ezekiel and as made literal for Paul in his encounter with the resurrected Christ, trust in whom becomes the route to life. Life becomes a key category for evaluating law. Boakye also draws Galatians close to Romans 4 in seeing in both texts the promise of the birth of Isaac, with Paul closely tying that to the resurrection of Jesus. Oakes then argues that the letter has a thematic concern for unity in diversity. In the first instance this is between Jews and gentiles but, in principle, it is between any other socially significant pair of groups.
Sex, Gender, and Desire in Ancient Greece and Rome Brian Carmany. procreation of children. Sodomy it abhors, and punishes any guilty of such
assault with death” (Against Apion 2.199). Philo so describes the people of
Sodom: “Not only in ...
Author: Brian Carmany
Category: Social Science
Rethinking Eros uses modern popular culture to examine sex, bodies, and gender in the ancient world in all their complexities.
THE ELEMENT OF PROCREATION IN MARRIAGE Procreation plays an
important role in the institution of marriage . In the Hindu scripture particularly ,
this element has extra , ordinarily been emphasised . Through a common prayer ,
... control, and autonomy.30 Does not Brueggemann's 'corrective' to the popular
imagination, however, betray the text's obvious emphasis on naked bodies and procreation? From the shameful knowledge of bodies that must be covered (3.11)
Author: Katie B. Edwards
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
What do people know about the Bible, and how much do they know? The media often discusses the worrying 'decline' in biblical literacy, but what does this really mean, and how can we measure this assumed 'decline'? How can we go about teaching 'biblical literacy', and about teaching teachers how to teach it? Rethinking Biblical Literacy explores the question of biblical literacy, examining the Bible's use, influence and impact in advertising, street art, poetry, popular erotic literature, Irish and UK secondary education, stand-up comedy and The Simpsons TV series to display the different types of literacy and knowledge of the Bible. Katie B. Edwards brings together several specialists in the cultural use, impact and influence of the Bible to examine the contested nature of biblical literacy and to explore the variety of ways of 'knowing' about the Bible. The picture created is one of a broad range and at times surprising depth of knowledge about what remains arguably the most influential collection of texts ever to be published.
Basichealth promotion is a prerequisite for democracy, sustained economic
growth, education, procreation,and development. African states and
theirinternational partners can through greater investments, address together the
Author: K. Hanson
Category: Political Science
Covers topical issues for Africa's development, economics and politics of climate change, water management, public service delivery, and delivering aid. The authors argue that these issues should be included in the post-MDG paradigm and add an important voice to recent moves by academics and practitioners to engage with each other.
This dissertation is meant to be in dialogue with those studies, and so I have
chosen to hold true to my disciplinary background and train my attention on the
cultural notions of sex, gender, personhood and procreation that people draw
These moral bonds include procreating, nurturing, protecting, and not killing
human beings. To render actual a right to life of any given individual, the
behavior creating and sustaining these bonds must be exhibited. These ways of
Author: Arthur J. Dyck
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
As members of various and often conflicting communities, how do we reconcile what we have come to understand as our human rights with our responsibilities toward one another? With the bright thread of individualism woven through the American psyche, where can our sense of duty toward others be found? What has happened to our love—even our concern—for our neighbor? In this revised edition of his magisterial exploration of these critical questions, renowned ethicist Arthur Dyck revisits and profoundly hones his call for the moral bonds of community. In all areas of contemporary life, be it in business, politics, health care, religion—and even in family relationships—the "right" of individuals to consider themselves first has taken precedence over our responsibilities toward others. Dyck contends that we must recast the language of rights to take into account our once natural obligations to all the communities of which we are a part. Rethinking Rights and Responsibilities, at the nexus of ethics, political theory, public policy, and law, traces how the peculiarly American formulations of the rights of the individual have assaulted our connections with, and responsibilities for, those around us. Dyck critically examines contemporary society and the relationship between responsibilities and rights, particularly as they are expressed in medicine and health care, to maintain that while indeed rights and responsibilities form the moral bonds of community, we must begin with the rudimentary task of taking better care of one another.
Not surprisingly , then , discourse on gay families transfigures the exclusively procreative interpretations of kinship with ... By implicitly identifying family with procreation , the equation “ straight is to gay as family is to no family ” concedes
Taking » revolutionary practice « as a starting point , there is no education
beyond the reproduction and transformation of ... the procreative relations
between human beings into relations between generations — a » procreation -
As the link between the natural and the divine , he presides over the miraculous
transmission of life through procreation . He is a spokesman for the possibility of
sexual activity within a moral framework . But that is all that he is . He offers no ...
Author: Kevin Brownlee
Category: Literary Criticism
Second, the methodological heterogeneity of the past three decades of Rose research has been extremely fruitful.".
Effective contraception , safe abortion , gamete transfer and latterly , egg freezing
facilitate postponed procreation . Many women delay childbearing until their mid
or late 30s when their careers are consolidated ; increasingly mothers choose ...
Author: Susannah Izzard
Category: Social Science
This text brings together the contributions of psychoanalytic theory and sociological analysis to explore the interrelationship between the inner and outer worlds which impact on a woman's identity.