Making Babies: Is There a Right to Have Children

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: (Published 24 August 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:447
  1. Arlene Judith Klotzko, lawyer, bioethicist, and adviser on science and society to the MRC Clinical Sciences Centre

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    Mary Warnock

    Oxford University Press, £9.99, pp 120

    ISBN 0 19 280334 4

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    Would you care to spend a day or two—or perhaps some short periods of free time in your hectic and stressful schedule—in the company of a philosopher? While that prospect might not immediately sound enticing, it would and should make a difference if you knew that the philosopher in question was Mary Warnock.

    Since she chaired the Committee on Human Fertilisation and Embryology, from 1982 to 1984, Mary Warnock has been the most influential voice in the United Kingdom on these matters. The committee's recommendations formed the basis for the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act of 1990, which created …

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