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Moral Equality, Bioethics, and the Child

Claudia Wiesemann, 2016, Springer (Dordrecht, 978-3-319-32402-9, 155pp.)

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Our world is a world in which biotechnological tools are used by parents and healthcare providers to engineer future babies' bodies according to their wishes, a world in which there is no clear distinction between children as parents' "property" and children as autonomous beings, where children are exploited economically, politically, physically, and emotionally by adults, and where, in democratic countries, immigrants' children are taken prisoner and separated from their families because they dare to cross state borders. In such a world, Claudia Wiesemann's book, Moral Equality, Bioethics, and the Child (2016), is extremely relevant and important. In her work, the author seeks to establish moral equality for children and at the same time delineates crucial ethical foundations for our moral human existence. The reader is taken through a theoretical, practical, and emotional journey that brings together ethical and bio-ethical dilemmas from the perspectives of both the child and the adult.

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Correspondence to Limor Meoded Danon.

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Meoded Danon, L. Moral Equality, Bioethics, and the Child. Bioethical Inquiry 16, 609–612 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11673-019-09935-z

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Keywords

  • Moral equality
  • Bioethics
  • Children
  • Moral agency