Rayna Rapp describes herself as a feminist activist in addition to a female anthropologist.
As an anthropologist, Rapp is well suited to engage in the type of ethnographical work
that Testing Women, Testing the Fetus claims to depict. However, as a femini
I. The IOMS Meeting of 1989: Embryo Research is Allowed Explicitly
a. Three studies/proposals were presented.
a.i. One was a reiteration of the 1987 IOMS verdict.
a.ii. The second and third were by Jordanians.
a.iii. The second argued that the creation of
I. Islamic Embryology
a. Since the early1980s reproductive medicine has spread across the globe. At the
beginning, infertile couples from the Muslim Middle East were forced to travel to
places like the U.S. or Europe. By the mid-1980s, reproductive medici
I. The Beginning of Wisdom
a. This piece approaches Genesis as a philosophical classic like Plato rather than a
b. Genesis, under this premise, is thought to be the beginning of wisdom.
c. It shows a great deal more about human nature
I. Family, Society, and ART (artificial reproductive technology)
a. The patriarchal family prevalent during the 18th century is now just
another option in a variety of family models.
b. Well-being of the family has always been linked with well-being of
I. The French National Bioethics Committtee
a.i. President Francois Mitterand officially inaugurated a national
bioethics committee, called the CCNE in 1983.
a.ii. There purpose was to examine the ethical questions engendered by
I. Legislating Bioethics in France
a. This part examines the contemporary social and political forces that
underlie the French legislatures decision to restrict access to ART.
b. The bioethics laws passed by the French National Assembly in 1994 allow
I. Reproductive Technology and Ethnography in Israel:
a. The managerial style of deliberation uses experts to decide.
b. The managerial style of deliberation predominates in Israel, where there
has been little public debate on the social pressure to abort
I. Israel, ART and Religion
a. Israel is a leader in the use and development of ART.
b. It has more IVF clinics per capital than any other country.
c. This is surprising when put alongside the fact that the legality of ART is
subject to veto by state-auth
I. Ethical and Legal Implications in Assisted Reproductive Technology
a. There is a lack of regulation on ART in Gulf Cooperative Council States
(GCC), including Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, and
a.i. This is cause for ethical co
Socrates : 464 - 399 BCE; father of western philosophy
Athens: war vs. Sparta (Peloponnesian War) 431 - 404 BCE
political upheavals in Athens
Apologia, Crito : dialogues. apologia : defense
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