Expecting Trouble: Surrogacy, Fetal Abuse, and New Reproductive Technologies

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About the Contributors

Patricia Boling teaches political science and women's studies at Purdue University. She has recently completed a manuscript on feminist democratic theory and the transition from private to public, Privacy and the Politics of Intimate Life, and published articles on public-private distinctions, maternal thinking, and constitutional protections for privacy.

Lisa C. Bower teaches political science at Arizona State University. She is currently working on two book-length manuscripts, (Trans) Forming the Legal Field: Feminist Theories, Legal Feminisms and Law and Law, Culture and the Politics of 'Direct Address': Raced/Sexed Subjects as Agents of Cultural and Legal Transformation.

Deirdre Moira Condit teaches political science and women's studies at Virginia Commonwealth University. Her work explores the body in political theory, with specific interest in the pregnant body, the fetal form, and the sex/gender distinction through the lens of pregnancy.

Nancy Hartsock teaches political science at the University of Washington. She is the author of a number of works in feminist theory, including Money, Sex, and Power. She is currently working on a collection of her essays to be published as The Feminist Standpoint Revisited and Other Essays and a book-length critique of postmodernism in feminist theory.

Phillip E. Johnson is the Jefferson E. Peyser Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley. He has written law school casebooks in criminal law and criminal procedure, Darwin on Trial, a skeptical account of Darwinian evolution, and numerous scholarly articles on law, including several challenging orthodox theories in the areas of evolution and HIV/AIDS.

Uma Narayan was educated in India and the United States (B.A. from Bombay University, M.A. from Poona University, Ph.D. from Rutgers University, all in philosophy). She teaches philosophy at Vassar College, where her major areas of interest are philosophy of law, social and political philosophy, applied ethics, and feminist theory. She has published articles on a wide range of topics, including affirmative action, immigration laws, ethnic food and identity, punishment, and nonwestern legal frameworks.

Paul Peretz teaches political science at the California State University, Fullerton. His primary research interests lie in political economy. He has written numerous articles and the following books: The Political Economy of Inflation and The Politics of Economic PolicyMaking. He is currently working on a book about political economy for the University of Michigan Press.

Patricia Bayer Richard is dean of University College at Ohio University where she is also a professor of political science. She has written extensively on reproductive rights issues and

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Foreword vii
  • 1 - Introduction 1
  • Notes 7
  • 2 - The Tailor-Made Child: Implications for Women and the State 9
  • Notes 19
  • References 21
  • 3 - Fetal Personhood: Political Identity Under Construction 25
  • Notes 44
  • References 51
  • 4 - Fetal Endangerment Versus Fetal Welfare: Discretion of Prosecutors in Determining Criminal Liability 55
  • Notes 75
  • References 79
  • 5 - A Gender Analysis of Policy Formation: the Case of Fetal Abuse 85
  • Notes 103
  • References 104
  • 6 - Punishment, Treatment, Empowerment: Three Approaches to Policy for Pregnant Addicts 109
  • Notes 126
  • References 131
  • 7 - The Aclu Philosophy and the Right to Abuse the Unborn 135
  • Notes 140
  • 8 - The Trope of the Dark Continent in the Fetal Harm Debates: "Africanism" and the Right to Choice' 142
  • Notes 152
  • 9 - "Surrogate Mothering" and Women's Freedom: a Critique of Contracts for Human Reproduction 156
  • Notes 171
  • References 174
  • 10 - The "Gift" of a Child: Commercial Surrogacy, Gift Surrogacy, and Motherhood 177
  • Notes 196
  • References 200
  • About the Contributors 203
  • About the Book 205
  • Index 207
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