Propagation, Modification, and Termination of Life: Contraception, Abortion, Suicide, Euthanasia

  • Robert H. Williams


One of the greatest problems we face is the rapid increase in population. With the new drugs, life-sustaining apparatuses, and organ replacements being used to preserve and prolong life come many moral, philosophic, psychologic, social, economic, medical, and legal problems. This chapter discusses these problems with particular reference to genetic bioengineering, contraceptive and fertility measures, abortion, gerontology, suicide, euthanasia, and organ transplantation.


Organ Transplantation Brain Death Artificial Insemination Potential Victim Remote Possibility 


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