Law and Bioethics in <i>Rodriguez v. Canada</i>

David E. Guinn, Edward W. Keyserlingk and Wendy Morton

Edited by David E. Guinn

in Handbook of Bioethics and Religion

Published in print September 2006 | ISBN: 9780195178739
Published online September 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780199784943 | DOI:
 Law and Bioethics in Rodriguez v. Canada

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This chapter argues that ethics plays an extremely important role in decision making and lawmaking in bioethics issues. These decisions are not simple case-by-case judgments; rather, they rest upon deeply considered ethical opinions. It also discusses the implications of this epistemic grounding for bioethics and its use of case law materials as an ethical resource. Finally, since many people base their moral judgments on religious beliefs, the religious implications of this legal-moral relationship are considered.

Keywords: ethics; decision making; bioethics; ethical resource; moral judgments

Chapter.  9891 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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