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The NBAC Report on Cloning

M. Cathleen Kaveny

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: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195178734.003.0011
 The NBAC Report on Cloning

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The report produced by the National Bioethics Advisory Commission at the request of President Bill Clinton, titled Cloning Human Beings, provides a good example of the two-pronged approach to religion in bioethics. The report merits careful scrutiny precisely because of the deftness with which it appears to negotiate the thorny questions surrounding the role of religion in public policy. Analysis of the structure, arguments, and rhetoric of the report reveals the theoretical and practical inadequacy of the currently reigning two-pronged approach to the role of religious perspectives in the field of bioethics.

Keywords: cloning; bioethics; religion; National Bioethics Advisory Commission

Chapter.  13411 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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