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21A.216J Dilemmas in Bio-Medical Ethics 2005/3/30 (W), Week 8, Class 15 Readings Continuing Robert’s Killing the Black Body: Race, Reproduction, and the Meaning of Liberty Class Business Short Paper 1 handout. Blackboard Feb. 2004 US Teenage Pregnancy Statistics: Overall Trends, Trends by Race and Ethnicity and State-by-State Author: Allan Guttmacher institute: www.guttmacher.org Data: Census, National Center for Health Statistics, Center for Disease Control Student Presentation: “Killing the Black Body: Race, Reproduction, and the Meaning of Liberty” Chapter 3 Norplant Welfare affects more blacks than whites. The perception is that welfare is about changing blacks. Was it racially motivated? Was it for poor women or black poor women? No one would propose that every teenager should get Norplant—clearly ridiculous for a white person, but not for black people. This is the “best” option. o Race and class is hard to separate o Page 106: the main reason that black people are living in poverty reputed to be because they have way too man children Increase choice versus reducing choice Problem of teen pregnancy—they got it backwards. Social problems causing teen
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