The New Eugenics: Selective Breeding In An Era Of Reproductive Technologies

Hardcover | February 21, 2017

byJudith Daar

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A provocative examination of how unequal access to reproductive technology replays the sins of the eugenics movement

Eugenics, the effort to improve the human species by inhibiting reproduction of “inferior” genetic strains, ultimately came to be regarded as the great shame of the Progressive movement. Judith Daar, a prominent expert on the intersection of law and medicine, argues that current attitudes toward the potential users of modern assisted reproductive technologies threaten to replicate eugenics’ same discriminatory practices.
 
In this book, Daar asserts how barriers that block certain people’s access to reproductive technologies are often founded on biases rooted in notions of class, race, and marital status. As a result, poor, minority, unmarried, disabled, and LGBT individuals are denied technologies available to well-off nonminority heterosexual applicants. An original argument on a highly emotional and important issue, this work offers a surprising departure from more familiar arguments on the issue as it warns physicians, government agencies, and the general public against repeating the mistakes of the past.

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A provocative examination of how unequal access to reproductive technology replays the sins of the eugenics movement Eugenics, the effort to improve the human species by inhibiting reproduction of “inferior” genetic strains, ultimately came to be regarded as the great shame of the Progressive movement. Judith Daar, a prominent expert o...

Judith Daar is the interim dean and professor of law at Whittier Law School and a clinical professor of medicine at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. She lives in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 9.25 × 6.13 × 0.98 inPublished:February 21, 2017Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:030013715X

ISBN - 13:9780300137156

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“An important and perspective-changing book, switching the focus on 'eugenics' to how the current U.S. reproduction industry works to exclude from parenthood those who aren’t well-off, white, a heterosexual couple, or able-bodied.”—Henry T. Greely, Stanford University, author of The End of Sex and the Future of Human Reproduction