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Handbook of Bioethics and Religion$
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David E. Guinn

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195178739

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2006

DOI: 10.1093/0195178734.001.0001

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The NBAC Report on Cloning

The NBAC Report on Cloning

A Case Study in Religion, Public Policy, and Bioethics

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(p.221) 10 The NBAC Report on Cloning
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Handbook of Bioethics and Religion
Author(s):

M. Cathleen Kaveny

, David E. Guinn
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0195178734.003.0011

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

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