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Medical Ethics

Essays on Abortion and Euthanasia


Prof. Robert L. Barry, O.P.

In this book, controversial topics such as the morality of abortion, withdrawing treatment from handicapped newborns, the role of ethics committees, diagnosing death, withdrawing food and fluids and giving lethal injections are discussed. It proposes model legislation to prevent abuse and neglect of the medically vulnerable and dependent, and in a piercing and insightful manner, Fr. Barry critically evaluates many contemporary views on these topics, arguing forcefully for a reappraisal of many popular views on these topics.
Contents: Morality of abortion - Infanticide and euthanasia - Proposed legislation to protect the medically vulnerable - Advanced academic status.