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Incredible medical breakthroughs of today, like genetic engineering, in-vitro fertilization, and cloning, as well as the ability and choice to prolong life force us as Jews and human beings to struggle with the dilemmas posed by modern medicine. How does one decide which treatments to accept as appropriate and which not? Jewish law and ethics, as Dr. Elliot Dorff points out, which stem from the ancient teachings of the Talmud, do not directly address these modern issues, but the Jewish tradition

ixUsing Donated Eggs 98 Balancing the Risks of Egg Donation with the Alternative of Adoption 98 Moral and Psychological Issues in Egg Donation 98 The Identity of the Mother 100 The Problem of Selective Abortions 101 The Obligation to Procreate 102 Donating One’s Sperm or Eggs 103 Donating Sperm 103 Donating Eggs 106 Adoption 107 Single Parenthood 111 Chapter Five Preventing Pregnancy 116 Masturbation 116 Contraception 120 Male Forms of Birth Control 121 Female Forms of Birth Control 122 The Broader Context Affecting Decisions to Use Birth Control: Social, Religious, and Personal Matters 123 Sterilization 125 Abortion 128 Chapter Six The Social Context of Generating Life 134 Education in Sexual Morals for Teenagers and Adults 135 Homosexuality 139 Genetics 151 The Theological Underpinnings of Issues in Genetics 151 Genetic Screening and Counseling 152   Gene Therapy and Genetic Engineering 161 This Scholar PDF version is for use on stand- alone, non- institutional computers only. Printed editions of this book may be available at www. publishersrow. com

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Front MatterTitle PageCopyright PageTable of Contents Preface Acknowledgments Part One. Matters of Method and Belief Part Two. Moral Issues at the Beginning of Life Part Three. Matters at the End of Life Part Four. The Communal Context of Medical Care Epilogue: An Imperative to Choose Life Notes Appendix: The Philosophical Foundations of My Approach to Bioethics Religion and Morality The Role of Religion in Making Moral Decisions The Relationship Between Religion and Morality: Four Theories The Contributions of Ethics to Religion The Contributions of Judaism to Moral Theory and Practice Legal Versus Nonlegal Methods of Accessing the Tradition Rules Versus Principles and Policies Balancing General Guidelines and Individual Cases Weighing the Applicability of Precedents The Impact of the Reader A Traditional, Dynamic Ethic for Our Time Notes to the Appendix Bibliography Index
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