The Way They Were, The Way We Are: Bioethics and the Holocaust

Neuhaus, Richard John
March 1990
First Things: A Monthly Journal of Religion & Public Life;Mar1990, Issue 1, p31
Examines the value judgments and moral reasoning that inform debates and practices on the connections of bioethics and the Holocaust. Similarities and dissimilarities of the goals of bioethics and Holocaust; Views towards the introduction of the issue of fetal transplants and its connection with abortion; Weakness of the prochoice argument in an abortion debate, according to biologist Clifford Grobstein.


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