Show simple item record

dc.creatorMohr, Richard D.en
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-05T18:19:27Zen
dc.date.available2015-05-05T18:19:27Zen
dc.date.created1987-01en
dc.date.issued1987-01en
dc.identifier10.1111/biot.1987.1.issue-1en
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationBioethics. 1987 Jan; 1(1): 35-50.en
dc.identifier.issn0269-9702en
dc.identifier.urihttp://worldcatlibraries.org/registry/gateway?version=1.0&url_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:journal&atitle=Aids,+Gays,+and+State+Coercion&title=Bioethics.+&volume=1&issue=1&pages=35-50&date=1987&au=Mohr,+Richard+D.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1111/biot.1987.1.issue-1en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10822/728131en
dc.description.abstractMohr argues that coercive government policies in response to the AIDS crisis are unjustified and pose a serious threat to the rights of homosexuals. AIDS presently can be transmitted only to those whose actions place them at risk. Paternalistic state coercion is warranted only when a person has diminished capacity or when necessary to prevent someone from ceasing to be an independent agent. Furthermore, an individual may regard sex as a central value. Finally, using public health as a rationale for closing bathhouses or otherwise regulating sexual behavior is a step toward totalitarianism, because coercion is unwarranted when protection from a disease can be achieved by individual action and because the public good served by reducing the size of the pool of AIDS-exposed people is outweighed by the unjust discrimination involved in using coercive measures that affect only certain individuals. (KIE abstract)en
dc.formatArticleen
dc.languageenen
dc.sourceBRL:KIE/22685en
dc.subjectAidsen
dc.subjectCoercionen
dc.subjectDiseaseen
dc.subjectDiscriminationen
dc.subjectEpidemiologyen
dc.subjectFreedomen
dc.subjectGovernmenten
dc.subjectGovernment Regulationen
dc.subjectHealthen
dc.subjectHomosexualsen
dc.subjectJusticeen
dc.subjectLegal Rightsen
dc.subjectMandatory Programsen
dc.subjectPaternalismen
dc.subjectPublic Healthen
dc.subjectPublic Policyen
dc.subjectQuarantineen
dc.subjectRegulationen
dc.subjectRightsen
dc.subjectRisken
dc.subjectSexualityen
dc.subjectSocial Discriminationen
dc.subjectValuesen
dc.titleAIDS, Gays, and State Coercionen
dc.provenanceDigital citation created by the National Reference Center for Bioethics Literature at Georgetown University for the BIOETHICSLINE database, part of the Kennedy Institute of Ethics' Bioethics Information Retrieval Project funded by the United States National Library of Medicine.en
dc.provenanceDigital citation migrated from OpenText LiveLink Discovery Server database named NBIO hosted by the Bioethics Research Library to the DSpace collection BioethicsLine hosted by Georgetown University.en


This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record


Georgetown University Seal
©2009—2019 Bioethics Research Library
Box 571212 Washington DC 20057-1212
202.687.3885