Surrogate Motherhood

Politics and Privacy

Edited by Lawrence O. Gostin

Published by: Indiana University Press

384 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 x 0.00 in

  • Hardcover
  • 9780253326041
  • Published: May 1990


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  • 9780253115201
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" . . . glimpses of intriguing changes in social arrangements and cultural understandings in relation to surrogacy. Disturbing motherhood indeed." —New Scientist

"Larry Gostin has put together the definitive collection of essays on one of the most perplexing and titillating topics in contemporary medical ethics. This book includes contributions from some of the leading scholars on the legal, ethical, and social aspects of surrogacy, as well as several critical perspectives on the famous Baby M case—must reading for understanding the surrogate motherhood controversy." —Robert M. Veatch

"Highly recommended . . . " —Choice

" . . . a valuable resource for those concerned with an exceedingly difficult ethical, legal, and political problem." —Ethics

"There is a wealth of information here on the current 'status questionis' in the United States, and anyone involved in the surrogacy debate, in the U.S. or otherwise, will find working through this material very worthwhile." —Canadian Philosophical Review

" . . . an excellent sample of some of the best and most varied thinking so far on the numerous conceptual, moral, social, and policy questions raised by contract motherhood." —The Journal of Clinical Ethics