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A Report From Australia: Which Babies Are Too Expensive to Treat?
The author examines current practices and attitudes of Australian neonatologists regarding the treatment of low birth weight infants. One intensive care unit adheres to criteria of treatment based on weight and its perceived ...
Age and the Allocation of Medical Resources
How are we to decide where our scarce medical resources are most effectively spent? The notion of a quality-adjusted-life-year has been proposed as a way of doing this. Some economists appear to think that this can be ...
IVF Technology and the Argument From Potential
Singer and Dawson point out that two arguments against abortion, that the embryo is entitled to protection because from fertilization it is (1) a human being or (2) a potential human being, are also used by opponents ...
Putting the Problem on Ice
In Vitro Fertilisation: The Major Issues
Two Australians, a professor at the Monash University Centre for Human Bioethics and a member of Parliament, present a summary of a paper they submitted to the Victorian Government Commmittee of Inquiry into the Social, Ethical, ...
The Moral Status of Embryos
Scarlett examines the argument of Singer and Kuhse that it is legitimate to destroy excess embryos produced by in vitro fertilization and contends that the argument suffers from logical fallacies. Singer and Kuhse respond ...
Debate: Severly Handicapped Newborns
The Ethics of Embryo Research