Skip to main content

The President’s Council on Bioethics: Overview and Assessment

This is a preview of subscription content, access via your institution.


  • —. (2001). President discusses stem cell research. August 9, 2001. [Online] Available: www. /news /releases /2001/ 08 /20010809-2.html.

  • Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experiments (1996). The human radiation experiments. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

  • Annas G., Grodin M. (1992). The Nazi doctors and the Nuremberg Code: human rights in human experimentation. Oxford, Oxford University Press

    Google Scholar 

  • Berry Roberta M. (2006). "Beyond therapy" beyond the beltway: an opening argument for a public debate on enhancement biotechnologies. Healthcare Ethics Committee Forum, 18(2): 131-155

    Google Scholar 

  • De Anna Gabriele (2006). Cloning, begetting, and making children. Healthcare Ethics Committee Forum, 18(2): 172-188

    Google Scholar 

  • Engelhardt H.T. (1996). The foundations of bioethics, second edition. New York, Oxford University Press.

    Google Scholar 

  • Finnis, J. (2000). Abortion, natural law, and public reason. In: R.P. George C. Wolfe (eds), Natural law and public reason. Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press.

    Google Scholar 

  • Galletti M. (2006). Begetting, cloning, and being humans. Two national commission reports against human cloning from Italy and USA. Healthcare Ethics Committee Forum, 18(2): 156-171

    Google Scholar 

  • George R.P. (1999). Public reason and political conflict: Abortion and homosexuality. In: In defense of natural law. New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 196-227.

  • Green, Ronald M. (2006). For richer or poorer? Evaluating the President’s Council on Bioethics. Healthcare Ethics Committee Forum,18(2), 108- 124.

    Google Scholar 

  • Gutmann A., Thompson D.(1996).Democracy and disagreement: why moral conflict cannot be avoided in politics, and what should be done about it. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

    Google Scholar 

  • Jones J.H. (1993). Bad blood: The Tuskegee syphilis experiment. New York, The Free Press

    Google Scholar 

  • Joy, B. (2000). Why the future doesn’t need us. Wired Magazine, 8(4). Kass, L. (2004). We don’t play politics with science. The Washington Post, March 3, p. A27.

  • MacIntyre A. (1984). After virtue, second edition. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press.

  • National Bioethics Advisory Commission (1999). Ethical issues in stem cell research. September. [On-line] Available: /research /nrcbl/nbac/stemcell.pdf

  • Rasmussen L. (2006). Engineering, gerrymandering and expertise in public bioethics. Healthcare Ethics Committee Forum, 18(2): 125-130

    MathSciNet  Google Scholar 

  • Rawls J. (1996). Political liberalism. New York, Columbia University Press.

    Google Scholar 

Download references

Author information

Authors and Affiliations


Corresponding author

Correspondence to Christopher Tollefsen.

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Cite this article

Tollefsen, C. The President’s Council on Bioethics: Overview and Assessment. HEC Forum 18, 99–107 (2006).

Download citation

  • Published:

  • Issue Date:

  • DOI:


  • Advisory Board
  • Public Reason
  • Moral Disagreement
  • Public Deliberation
  • Human Cloning