Scholars and advanced students in moral philosophy and practical ethics.
Edited by Françoise Baylis, Dalhousie University, and Carolyn McLeod, University of Western Ontario
Françoise Baylis is Professor and Canada Research Chair in Bioethics and Philosophy at Dalhousie University, and founder of the NovelTechEthics research team. She is an elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. Assisted human reproduction, research involving women, public health ethics, relational identity are but a few of the topics on which she works. In addition to her academic research, she contributes to national policy via government research contracts, membership on national committees and public education. This work—all of which
is informed by a strong commitment to the common good—focuses largely on issues of justice and community.
Carolyn McLeod is Associate Professor of Philosophy, an Affiliate Member of Women's Studies and Feminist Research, and a member of the Rotman Institute of Philosophy at the University of Western Ontario. Most of her research deals with moral dilemmas that occur in reproductive health care and with the moral concepts needed to resolve these dilemmas. She has tackled moral dilemmas having to do, for example, with miscarriage, infertility, contract pregnancy, fertility preservation, and conscientious refusals by health care professionals to provide standard services such as abortions. She has also written about—among other concepts—autonomy, trust, integrity, objectification, and
Françoise Baylis and Carolyn McLeod: Introduction
Families: Of Parents and Children 15
1: Harry Brighouse and Adam Swift: The Goods of Parenting
2: Samantha Brennan: The Goods of Childhood and Children's Rights
Bionormativity: Philosophical and Empirical Perspectives
3: Charlotte Witt: A Critique of the Bionormative Concept of the Family
4: Lucy Blake, Martin Richards, and Susan Golombok: The Families of Assisted Reproduction and Adoption
Becoming a Parent: Personal Choices
5: Christine Overall: What is the Value of Procreation?
6: Tina Rulli: The Unique Value of Adoption
Becoming a Parent: State Interests
7: Jurgen De Wispelaere and Daniel Weinstock: State Regulation and Assisted Reproduction: Balancing the Interests of Parents and Children
8: Carolyn McLeod and Andrew Botterell: 'Not for the Faint of Heart': Assessing the Status Quo on Adoption and Parental Licensing
9: Julie Crawford: On Non-Biological Maternity, or 'My Daughter is Going to be a Father!'
Special Responsibilities of Parents
10: James Lindemann Nelson: Special Responsibilities of Parents Using Technologically Assisted Reproduction
11: Mianna Lotz: Adoptee Vulnerability and Post-Adoptive Parental Obligation
12: Heath Fogg Davis: The Political Geography of Whites Adopting Black Children in the United States
13: Kimberly Leighton: Geneticizing the Desire to Know: Analogies to Adoption in Arguments Against Anonymous Gamete Donation
14: Françoise Baylis: Transnational Commercial Contract Pregnancy in India
15: Jennifer A. Parks: Aged Parenting Through ART and Other Means